Chin reduction surgery, also known as mentoplasty, is a plastic surgery procedure that reduces or alters the overall size and shape of the chin. The goal of this procedure is often to achieve a smaller or slimmer chin.
It is sometimes performed alongside a jawline reduction or cheek augmentation to help patients achieve their ideal facial contour. Generally, patients who opt for a chin reduction are trying to improve their chin structure that they were born with.
A chin reduction surgery should always be tailored to suit a patient’s unique needs and facial structure. For patients whose chin protrudes or has a particularly sharp contour, bone shaving may be used.
Chin reduction surgery can also be combined with other procedures to enhance the overall contour of your face. During your consultation with Dr. Troiano, you can go over your goals and what is involved in a chin reduction and whether it is the right procedure for you.
A chin reduction is an excellent solution for anyone who feels their chin is disproportionate to their face or other features, sticks out far, is too wide, or has an overly square or masculine structure.
Candidates for plastic surgery must be in good general health and be non-smokers or willing to quit before their treatment. It is important to be in a good mental state and have a clear understanding of the potential risks and results of a chin reduction. Patients can determine whether they are a good candidate by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Troiano.
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She is among a select few who completed the rigorous five-year training program in otolaryngology, aka head and neck surgery. She then was selected to complete a final year of training further honing her surgical skills as they specifically apply to facial cosmetic procedures. Her practice aims to deliver a refined experience outside of the bustling energy of fast-paced cities like Miami, LA, and NYC. Palm Beach County is affluent and exclusive, offering patients an area sequestered for comfort to recover from their treatments.Schedule Consultation
Chin reduction surgery is a delicate procedure that should be approached individually for every patient. You’ll be able to discuss how much correction you want to see with Dr. Troiano, which can factor into your final cost for treatment. Additionally, you will have to consider costs associated with the surgery, such as anesthesia, equipment, and aftercare.
Many patients who consider facial plastic surgery have an idea of what they want to achieve but aren’t entirely sure how to see those results. Dr. Troiano can use her expertise and delicate eye to help you map out a comprehensive plan that targets different facial features that brings about optimal facial harmony. She will help to balance your features and achieve the results you desire by combining various procedures.
For example, someone looking to slim down their facial contour to achieve a softer or more feminine profile may find success with a plan that combines chin reduction with jawline reduction, a cheek augmentation, and an upper eyelift. The combinations are endless and will be tailored to your individual needs.
When performed as a standalone procedure, chin reduction surgery has a relatively minimal recovery period. After their surgery, patients will likely see some swelling and mild to moderate pain for the first few days.
This will slowly diminish over the next week, with most patients comfortably returning to normal responsibility within 1-2 weeks. Your surgeon may also advise you to avoid strenuous activities for at least six weeks.
A chin reduction is performed under general anesthesia. This will allow the patients to be completely comfortable during the surgery. The approach your surgeon takes is based on your health, preference, and the extent of treatment.
Post-procedure care instructions will be given to you in detail. Generally, discomfort is managed with ice and pain medication prescribed by Dr. Troiano and her team.