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Facial ContouringCHIN REDUCTION

chin reduction surgery

A Chin Reduction aims to make a broad or unbalanced chin and jawline smaller and sharper. Also, the chin can be either moved forward or backward to create a more satisfying profile view.

Chin Reduction can benefit

  1. 1. People with a broad chin
  2. 2. People with a protruding or recessed chin
  3. 3. People with minor asymmetry
  4. 4. People with a slightly long chin

How is Chin Reduction performed?

  • a. T-Osteotomy
    Using this method, the chin can be placed forward or backward to create a better profile. In T-osteotomy, an incision is made inside the mouth along the lower gum line first and the tip of the chin is resected with one horizontal and two vertical cuts that together resemble a T-shape. To further reduce the length of the chin, another horizontal cut can be made. The central bone fragment is removed and the remaining bones are fixed together using a titanium plate and screws or dissolvable materials. The lower jawline is then trimmed to create a smooth line. This procedure is often performed in conjunction with a mandible angle resection.
    t-osteotomy procedure
  • b. Direct trimming
    This method is appropriate for people who do not need their chin repositioned. The trimming method (shaving method) can reduce both the width and length of the chin effectively and safely. Also, it is performed to correct minor asymmetry of the chin.
    direct trimming procedure

Operation information

1 hour
Incision Location
Recovery Period
Minimum 10-14 days
Stitch Removal
1 to 2 weeks after procedure

* Please be aware that all facial bone contouring surgeries are done using oral-incisions under general anesthesia. After a careful CT scan, the doctor will be able to diagnose your condition better and advise you on the most suitable surgical method for you.