If you have an unusually prominent chin that distorts the proportions of your face, you may find that it affects your self-esteem. If you are looking for an option to correct it, you might consider a chin reduction in Nashville.
At Plastic Surgery Affiliates, our qualified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Olivia MaDan, has the training and experience necessary to help you achieve the look you desire. Read on to learn more about the chin reduction procedure and if it is the right choice for you.
What Is Chin Reduction Surgery?
Chin reduction surgery, also called chin shaving surgery, is an outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia in Nashville. Dr. MaDan will make a small incision either inside your mouth or on the skin behind the chin. This incision gives her access to remove and contour the bone until your chin is in the desired shape. It is a permanent option which makes the chin more proportionate to the nose and other features.
Candidates for Chin Reduction Surgery
For any plastic surgery procedure, it is important that you are in good health and have realistic expectations. You should be a non-smoker at healthy, stable weight. If you do smoke, you will be required to abstain from all nicotine products four weeks before and four weeks after the procedure.
In some cases, Dr. MaDan might recommend chin reduction in combination with a rhinoplasty. The size of your nose can change the proportions of your face in relation to your chin, ultimately improving your facial harmony. If you are interested in a chin surgery in Nashville, you will have an initial consultation with Dr. MaDan, who will discuss your goals with you and establish whether chin reduction surgery is the right choice.C
What to Expect During Your Chin Reduction Procedure
Chin reduction surgery in Nashville is typically an outpatient procedure, meaning that you will go home the same day. However, you will go under general anesthesia and will need assistance for at least 24 hours afterward. You should not drive, operate heavy machinery, cook with knives, or sign legal documents for at least 24 hours after anesthesia or pain medication as your judgment might be impaired.
Make sure to tell our office about all medication and supplements you take. We may ask you to discontinue some medications or supplements for a period before and/or after your surgery.
The incision Dr. MaDan makes in your mouth or under your chin will be closed with sutures. Dr. MaDan may recommend specific dressings to support the tissues while they heal. Slight swelling or bruising is normal and should fade after two to six weeks, at which point you will start to see your final results. A full three months is required for the mild swelling to resolve.
You should be able to resume normal activity after 10 to 14 days, but you will also need to stay on a soft food or liquid diet during this period to reduce the movement of your chin and jaw and to avoid aggravating the incision inside the mouth. You should also avoid strenuous activity or exercise for four to six weeks.
You will get specific instructions for your recovery during your pre-operative visit with Dr. MaDan, but it is very important to rest and minimize movement of the chin and jaw to maximize results and reduce the risk of complications.
Contact Us Today to Discuss Your Chin Reduction Procedure in Nashville
If you are unhappy with the size and/or prominence of your chin, you might be an ideal candidate for chin reduction in Nashville. If this is the case, our approachable team at Plastic Surgery Affiliates is here to help you.
Schedule a consultation today to discuss your cosmetic goals. Experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Olivia MaDan, could help you make the right decision to get the look you desire.