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Chin Reduction Soften your facial appearance

Achieve a more balanced and well-proportioned profile

While a good number of patients seeking plastic surgery are concerned about the size and prominence of their nose, others seek out Dr. Lahijani to correct a disproportionately large chin, which can be just as damaging to the overall facial harmony, not to mention the client's self-image. Not surprisingly, these two features often require simultaneous refinement to reach a balanced, attractive profile that places the focus back on the eyes and the smile.

Chin reduction, also referred to as mentoplasty is a safe, effective procedure for contouring the lower jaw. It requires either the trimming and resculpting of the chin's fat pad, or reshaping of the chin bone itself, and sometimes these two approaches are combined.

A good candidate for chin reduction

  • is healthy, mentally and physically
  • has reasonable expectations for improvement rather than perfection
  • is looking to contour an abnormally large or prominent chin
  • wants to enhance the results obtained from a rhinoplasty
  • is at least 20 years of age with a chin that has reached developmental maturity

Overview of the procedure

Chin reduction is performed under general anesthesia and patients can expect to spend roughly 1-3 hours in the operating room.

There are a few different surgical approaches, and the doctor will choose the best one based on your anatomy and desired aesthetic goals. Usually chin reduction is first attempted by creating a small incision at the base of the chin through which soft tissue filling and excess fat can be gently excised. Once the skin is redraped over the chin bone, the area may appear less projected and more proportionate to the rest of the face.

If this method alone does not create adequate transformation, the doctor will refine the chin bone using surgical rasps engineered for this purpose. Bone carving requires greater surgical skill and artistry, but the gains in patient attractiveness are substantial and worthwhile. In all cases, the bone is perfected symmetrically, and the important functional structures of the mouth and lower face are carefully preserved.

Before & After
Chin Reduction

Selecting the best Beverly Hills surgeon for your chin reduction

Dr. Lahijani has achieved the highest distinction in terms of training and experience, taking his place alongside the brightest and most innovative experts in his field. Impeccable judgment, a keen aesthetic sensibility that extends to all cultures, and a meticulously skillful and steady hand all conspire to provide you with exemplarity results in a world-class setting. In addition, Dr. Lahijani is known for his sweet, compassionate smile, and his desire to genuinely connect with his clients and understand their goals as though they were his own.

A complimentary consultation

Would you like to find out more about chin reduction? If so, Dr. Lahijani will be delighted to meet with you in the privacy and comfort of his climate-controlled office suites, conveniently located throughout Los Angeles in Beverly Hills, Palmdale and Valencia. During this complimentary session, the doctor will examine your chin, explore your 3D imaging results, answer your questions and provide you with a clear, detailed road map for moving forward. If you are also considering a rhinoplasty, Dr. Lahijani can offer you his detailed recommendations for this surgery as well.

Recovery details

After your surgery, your chin will be dressed with bandages along with drains if necessary. As can be expected from any major treatment, swelling, bruising, redness and soreness are all possible side effects, but the doctor will furnish you will ample pain medications to ensure your immediate comfort. Special instructions will be given for eating, drinking and oral hygiene, as these activities can be difficult following chin surgery. Sensations of tightness or rigidness in the jaw will slowly subside as your body heals over the next few weeks. Most clients can return to their regularly scheduled routines within 5-7 days.

Schedule a Consultation

With four convenient office suites to choose from in Beverly Hills, Palmdale, Upland and Valencia, clients seeking rejuvenation can find the perfect location to suit their busy lifestyle. During your consultation, Dr. Lahijani will examine you, take down your medical history, review before and after photos, and create a personalized treatment plan customized to your body. If you are looking for a full body contouring makeover, the doctor can also give you information about additional procedures at this time, as one major benefit of combining treatments is less overall downtime for the patient.

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