For those with chins that are too large in proportion to the other features, chin reduction can create a more flattering appearance by reducing the projection or width of the chin to bring it into balance with the rest of your face.
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Balance Your Features
Because each facial feature plays a part in the overall harmony of the face, a prominent chin may cause an imbalance, drawing attention to your chin while making the other features seem smaller than they are. Chin reduction reshapes the chin to a more proportionate size that better suits the rest of your appearance.
Why Choose Dr. Pontell
Dr. Jonathan Pontell is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon who has focused exclusively on facial procedures such as chin reductions throughout his 27-year career in the medical field. He offers his patients the most innovative, effective, and safe techniques to enhance the face aesthetically, achieving beautiful symmetry and facial harmony.
His practice, the Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery Center, is a spa-like aesthetic haven for patients who want to refresh and enhance their features at a luxury boutique office, providing a profoundly personalized patient experience. With a goal to provide the highest quality facial plastic surgery services, Dr. Pontell is the top choice for patients in the Philadelphia area because of his extensive experience, expertise, and consistency of results.
To top it off, Dr. Pontell makes himself available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Every patient receives his cell phone number to receive expert-level care anytime. The Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery Center is the premier location for top-quality cosmetic services and compassionate, patient-centered care.
What Is Chin Reduction?
Chin reduction is a surgical procedure that reduces an overlarge chin by removing excess bone and tissue to achieve better harmony of the facial features. This procedure is customized for each individual’s unique needs and aesthetic preferences, resulting in the most attractive balance for the patient’s facial anatomy.
Benefits of Chin Reduction
Chin reduction can dramatically reshape the chin for a more attractive and harmonious facial contour. Some additional benefits of chin reduction include the following:
- Sculpts the lower face
- Balances and shapes the profile
- Creates a more attractive counterbalance for the nose
- Corrects facial asymmetry and achieves facial harmony
- Provides a proportionate jawline
- Well-hidden incisions
- Precise customization for your look and features
- Results are so long-lasting that they can be considered permanent
- Boosts confidence and self-esteem
- Natural-looking results
Dr. Pontell with meet with you before your procedure to discuss your goals for reducing the size of your chin. He will examine your chin and facial features and help you understand the details of the chin reduction procedure, using computer imaging to help you visualize your potential results.
If the aesthetic concern is a double chin with extra skin or fat under the jawline, a facelift, neck lift, or liposuction may be more appropriate. Dr. Pontell may recommend combining other procedures with your chin reduction, such as a brow lift, facelift, rhinoplasty, or other surgeries that will augment your results and achieve beautiful facial proportions.
Chin reduction is performed under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. During chin reduction surgery, an incision is made on the underside of the chin. This incision is relatively small and placed precisely, so the scarring is minimal and barely noticeable once healed.
Dr. Pontell will reshape and remove some of the bone structure and soft tissues through the incision to create the desired chin shape. Once complete, the incision is meticulously closed to produce the least possible scarring. The entire surgery lasts about an hour, and most patients can return home between one and two hours after the procedure.
After surgery, you can go home with a friend or family member to help you. Dr. Pontell recommends that patients sleep in an elevated position for at least one week. He will also restrict you to a soft food diet for ten days as you heal.
During your recovery period, patients may experience some discomfort, but the pain should not be significant and can be treated with prescription and over-the-counter Tylenol medications. After nine days, the sutures will be removed. By the end of two weeks, your immediate post-op recovery period will be complete, and you will be able to resume exercise.
Due to swelling and facial settling, it will take several weeks to a few months to see the full results of your chin reduction surgery. The ultimate results of chin reduction are permanent and will last a lifetime.
Do keep in mind that the procedure does not stop the aging process. To ensure your facial skin remains firm and attractive, follow a good skincare regimen and continue with a healthy diet and regular exercise. Dr. Pontell will talk with you about the best practices to ensure you are set up and fully prepared with an effective regimen to maintain your results long-term.
Patients who feel their facial proportions are not optimal because their chin is too large, wide, or significantly protruding can benefit from chin reduction surgery.
Ideal candidates for chin reduction meet the following requirements:
- Are in good physical health
- Have no serious medical conditions or healing disorders
- Do not smoke
- Have realistic expectations for the results of chin reduction surgery
- Have a fully mature facial structure
- Would like more balanced facial features