Chin plastic surgery is still not that popular as there isn’t that much of a demand for it, as you guessed it the only answer to get an aesthetic pleasing chin reduction is surgery. Although most people will associate chin surgery with reducing the size of it there is also surgery for a recessive chin (chins that are too small).
Surgery for double chin
- The procedure itself will last between 2-3 hours depending on the severity and may need an overnight stay in hospital before being allowed home the next day.
- An incision can be done either inside the mouth between the gum and teeth or under the chin; your surgeon will discuss this with you beforehand. If an implant is to be placed in a pocket that will be created from the inside of the mouth and will not be visible from the outside, this will usually be taped into position on the outside
- If it sounds painful that’s because it is, your chin needs to be cut open and the bone is then chiselled away or sawn of depending on the size and shape. There is a huge chance of scarring and even feeling disappointed with your new look.
Unfortunately there are some people who just cannot bear to look at their chin, nowadays when visiting a surgeon you can have a digitally enhanced picture of what you would look like if surgery was performed. This can be very useful as there are some people who would rather live with their flaws then remove then.
A well known celebrity with a prominent chin was recently in a program to see if changing their looks with computer software would make a difference. The star in question was Reese Witherspoon who had her face digitally enhanced (Reese is well known for starring in Legally Blonde and Sweet Home Alabama) a photo of her before and after digitally reducing her chin was shown. The conclusion was although her face looked smaller she just didn’t look the same and people love her quirky look by taking away her quirkiness she just wasn’t the same.
Cost of Chin Surgery
Having chin reduction surgery can cost anywhere between £2,000 and £4,500. The following procedures are available:
- Chin reduction surgery
- Chin augmentation
- Chin left surgery
The procedures are very similar but they all have different risks and results, consult a plastic surgeon who will give you his opinion on which procedure is right for you.