This procedure reduces the chin & takes approximately 1 to 2 hours to perform. General anesthesia is typically used. The procedure begins with Dr. Chopra making an incision inside the mouth or under the chin. Excess bone and/or tissue and muscle are removed, and the tip of the chin is contoured to the desired shape using a bone burr or drill. In some cases, a piece of the bone is removed, and the chin is repositioned. Sutures are used to close the incision. The patient returns home the same day.
Discomfort can be relieved with pain medication, although most patients report that pain is gone within 3 to 5 days. A compression garment may be applied to the chin to reduce swelling.
Risks include asymmetry, numbness in the lip and chin, infection and bleeding. In general, serious complications are rare. Your plastic surgeon can guide you in making the right choice for you.
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