CHIN REDUCTION SURGERY SYDNEY NSW
Chin Reduction Sydney Surgery to reduce a Prominent Chin
Your chin plays a critical role when it comes to facial aesthetics. A chin that’s too wide can be too masculine. A chin that’s too protruding can ruin your facial profile. A chin that’s too far from the lip can disrupt your facial harmony.
Chin shaving can help reduce a prominent or wide chin and feminize your facial features. Even when done as a single surgery, it can dramatically change the way your whole face looks.
Dr Hunt and Dr Maryam offer a variety of cosmetic chin procedures, including chin shaving and reduction, facial feminisation and harmonisation, for their patients in Sydney and regional NSW. They customise your procedure to contour the chin and reshape it to give your face more harmony. All within the defined and measured standards of beauty and appearance.
What is Chin Reduction Surgery?
Chin reduction is also called chin trimming, chin shaving, reduction mentoplasty, or genioplasty. It is a popular cosmetic procedure that reduces the size and projection of the chin. It makes the chin and jaw more feminine by making them less wide and pointier. Chin reduction can alter the width, height, and prominence of the chin.
A wide chin is a masculine feature. It makes your whole face look wide and disproportionate. Having a large protruding chin can make your lips and nose look smaller and affect your whole facial harmony and aesthetic. A prominent chin gives an undesirable profile, especially if you also have a big nose. Chin shaving is one of the best ways to make the chin smaller and pointier. It makes the angle between the two sides of the jaw more acute – a true feminine feature.
Dr Hunt and Dr Maryam can reduce the jaw and reshape it in a way that meets scientifically researched aesthetic beauty standards. The surgical technique is adjusted to each patient’s own anatomy and desired results.
How can Chin Reduction help?
The chin plays a central role in facial beauty. However, the chin’s size is not always the sole problem. Chin reduction surgery can help a
- Wide chin: Chin reduction is the best surgery to fix a wide chin and jaw. The surgical procedure can effectively make the chin narrower or pointier. The jaw will appear to converge together at a smaller angle, looking smoother and softer
- Long chin: Some people complain of their chin being too low and far from the lips. This specific issue can ruin the proportions of the lower half of your face and the harmony between your nose, mouth, and cheeks
- Prominent chin: A chin that’s projecting too much forward is called a “prominent chin”. Chin trimming can reduce the chin prominence, bringing it more inward
- Bifurcated chin: A typical masculine chin feature. It’s when the chin appears separated with a line in the middle. Chin shaving removes the protruding tubercles, smoothening your chin and making it more feminine
As you can see, long chin reduction does more than just make your chin smaller. All of these problems can be tackled together in one chin reduction procedure. It can make your chin smaller, shorter, and narrower all at once.
Sometimes, however, chin reduction results might be asymmetric, uneven, or just less-than-ideal. This is where the surgeon’s expertise plays a role. You must never compromise when it comes to choosing the best surgeon for a chin reshaping surgery.
Who’s a Good Candidate for Chin Shaving?
If you’re considering surgery to reduce the chin, then you should know that it’s not too demanding. You’re an ideal candidate if:
- You have a large, wide, long, or protruding chin
- You want to make your chin and jaw more feminine
- You are in a generally good health
- You’re willing to stop smoking for 4 weeks before and 4 weeks after your mentoplasty
- You have realistic expectations for chin trimming results
- You can take a few days off work to recover
Most people meet the criteria needed to get chin plastic surgery. The procedure and recovery are fairly straightforward.
Benefits of Chin Reduction or Chin Trimming
These are some of the benefits that can be achieved with a chin reduction.
- A narrower, less protruding chin
- A more proportional face
- A more feminine chin and jaw
- A smooth and soft chin contour
- A slimmer face
- A better looking facial profile
And, most importantly, when you reduce your chin to the shape and size you want, you’ll can be more confident.
Cosmetic surgery can help you feel better about your appearance and have a more positive body image.
How is Chin Reduction Surgery Done ?
Chin reduction surgery can be done under general anaesthesia. It’s usually done as a one-day surgery or as an overnight case. The theatre time needed for chin reduction surgery is usually 1-2 hours.
Your surgeon will start by performing an incision inside the mouth under your front teeth- it needs to be done to better expose the chin bone. Sometimes, an additional, small incision right under the chin (submental incision) is needed. Next, the surgeon will use a sharp instrument to trim the chin bone. He or she might even cut off a part of the bone (osteotomy) to reposition it, changing the size, angle, and projection of your chin. By doing this, the chin can also be brought closer up to the lips.
The chin will be trimmed and bone layers shaved off until the desired chin shape is achieved. After that, the overlying tissue will be closed with small sutures, and the wound covered with compressive gauze.
Recovery after Chin Reduction Surgery
After getting your chin size reduced, you’ll need to rest a few days at home. You should take 3-5 days off work and allow your body to heal. All in all, recovery after a chin trim procedure is regarded as tolerable. You might experience some swelling, bruising, and pain for the first few days. Swelling and bruising typically linger for 1-2 weeks and gradually decrease to become unnoticeable at the end of the recovery period.
You can start walking once the anaesthetic fully wears off a few hours after your reduction mentoplasty. You will need a responsible person to drive you home from hospital.
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Chin Reduction Surgery Sydney Costs - How much does chin reduction surgery cost in Australia NSW? Prices & Fees
The price of chin shaving surgery varies based on many factors. The type anaesthesia, type of chin reduction, hospital fees, anaesthetist fees, and surgeon fees all go into determining the final cost. Dr Hunt or Dr Maryam will give you a clear estimate of chin reduction cost when you come in for your consultation.
Is Chin Reduction surgery covered by Medicare or private health insurance?
Medicare and insurance in Australia do not usually cover the costs of chin reduction. It’s considered a purely cosmetic surgery and so you will need to cover the costs.
Is Chin Reduction Surgery Worth It?
Yes. It’s worth it to get reduction surgery for a big chin. It can change the appearance of your whole face – front and profile. A large, over-projecting, wide, or low chin can give you masculine features. It can make your whole face look wide and disproportionate. By simply reshaping the chin alone, your whole facial harmony can change. Despite being a fairly straightforward surgery, it can dramatically change the way you look.
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FAQs about Chin Reduction Surgery
How can you fix a wide chin?
The best way to make a wide chin narrower is chin reduction surgery, also called chin trimming or chin shaving. This procedure makes your chin narrower and your jaws less broad by shaving off several outer layers of bone. It can harmonise or feminise the jaw and chin and gives your chin a softer and smoother contour.
What are other names of chin reduction surgery?
Reduction mentoplasty, reduction genioplasty, long chin reduction, chin reshaping surgery, chin trimming, and chin shaving are all names used to refer to the surgery that fixes a wide chin.
Can you fix a wide chin without surgery?
No. There’s no non-surgical way to fix a big chin. The only way is chin reduction or jaw surgery.
How can I make my chin less prominent?
If your chin is projecting too much, then chin reduction surgery is the best way to make it less prominent. Chin reduction, or chin trimming, can reshape your chin and make it more feminine. The surgery aims to make your chin and jaw go better with the rest of your facial features.
What is a V-shaped chin?
A V-shaped chin is a characteristic feminine feature of the face. It’s when the angle at which the two sides of the jaw converge (at the chin) is more acute and sharp. A broad and wide chin is considered a more masculine feature. Chin trimming contours the chin and makes it V-shaped.
How can I make my face V shape?
To make your face less round, chin and jaw trimming is the way to go. This surgery reshapes your jawline and chin, making your face look slimmer and more V-shaped.
Is a protruding chin attractive?
This is very subjective. However, the current beauty standards show that a protruding chin can make the face disproportionate. It makes the facial profile unattractive. This can be an especially undesirable feature associated with a protruding nose.
How do I fix my chin that sticks out?
If your chin is sticking out too much (overly prominent chin), then the best way to fix it is through chin reduction surgery (chin trimming). Chin trimming can bring your chin more inside and make it less protruding.
Why is my face so big?
Your face might look broader if you have a wide jaw and large chin. These are characteristically more masculine features. A large temple and a high hairline can also make your face wide and big. A big face is usually genetic.
How long do the results of chin reduction last?
A chin reduction is regarded as permanent. The removed bone never comes back. However, the facial skin might sag with time, making your chin less-defined. A facelift can help restore the original results of your surgery.
How long is the recovery from chin reduction?
You need about a week after a chin reduction to recover at home. During this time you can walk freely, but should avoid strenuous activities. You can resume work after that and get back to your normal routine. Swelling and bruising after a chin reduction can take 2-3 weeks to fully resolve.
Can I change the shape of my chin?
Yes. Mentoplasty or genioplasty is the name of chin reshaping surgery. This surgery can make your chin pointier, rounder, bigger, and smaller, bring it forward, or bring it backward depending on your desired outcomes.
What are the risks and complications associated with this surgery?
All surgery has risks. The complications rate of chin surgery is low and most of the complications are minor and easily manageable:
Some complications can include
- Seroma – Fluid collection in the wound
- Haematoma – blood collection in the wound
- Skin numbness – usually due to nerve injury
- Wound infection – due to pathogenic microbes, usually treated with antibiotics
- Undesirable results – asymmetry, not enough chin reduction, undesirable chin shape or projection
When it comes to getting the best out of your chin reduction procedure, your surgeon’s experience plays the biggest role. A specialist plastic surgeon with a good reputation in facial cosmetics is who you want to reshape your chin.
Find out more about risks of plastic surgery.
Further reading for Chin Reduction surgery
- Reduction genioplasty for mandibular prognathism and long chin
- Chin surgery IV: the large chin–key parameters for successful chin reduction
- Importance of the chin in achieving a feminine lower face: narrowing the chin by the “mini V-line” surgery
- Chin Reshaping in Profileplasty: Augmentative and Reductive Strategies
- Chin surgery: II. Submental ostectomy and soft-tissue excision
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About Dr Jeremy Hunt
Dr Hunt has worked with thousands of patients across his 20-year career. He is widely regarded as a top plastic surgeon in Australia. This is reflected in his role as Spokesperson for the ASPS – Australian Society of Plastic Surgery. Dr Hunt is also a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) and Supervisor of Plastic Surgery Training at Sydney Children’s Hospital.
Dr Maryam Seyedabadi
Dr Maryam Seyedabadi has recently joined Dr Hunt’s practice in Edgecliff and is now available for consultations on a range of plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery for breast, body and face.
She is just one of the very few dually qualified Specialist Plastic Surgeons, completing both medical and dental degrees. This gives her an excellent skillset and ability for face surgery, orthognathic & jaw surgery.
As a Sydney Female Plastic Surgeon, Dr Maryam offers surgery by women for women. She is supported in clinic & theatre by a completely female surgical team for those who prefer being operated on in a women-only or more female-friendly private hospital environment.