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Chin Reshaping


The distance between the eyes, the shape and size of the lips, as well as the size and shape of the cheekbones, all contribute to the appearance of the nose, however,  the one feature that most influences the appearance of the nose, is the chin.

A receding chin, or one that doesn’t protrude very much, will cause the nose to appear larger and more dominant in the face. This is particularly noticeable hen looking at the profile. In the same way, a chin that is too big for the face, will effect the appearance of the nose.


Chin Enhancement


Chin Enhancement Surgery, also called Genioplasty reshapes the so called “weak” or “recessive” chin, improving the contour of the chin and therefore the overall harmony of the facial features resulting in a more elegant jaw line. The chin plays an important part in the symmetry of a women’s face.

Mr Ferrando performs this procedure using either the patient’s own fat or a small implant placed through the mouth with no external scars.

Chin Enhancement Surgery may be combined with other procedures that improve your facial profile such as Nose Correction, Mini Facelift, Facelift and Cheek Enhancement.

Chin Enhancement Surgery is usually performed on an outpatient basis under local anaesthetic combined with oral or I.V.sedation. It takes 2-3 hours to complete depending on the exact procedure required.

Mr Ferrando will discuss all aspects of the Chin Enhancement procedure suitable to you at your consultations.


Types of Chin Implants

Silicone Implants are usually used for Chin Enhancement Surgery which are available in a variety of different sizes and shapes and can be further modified, to meet the individual needs of the patient.

Fat Transfer procedures only use the patient’s own fat taken from another part of the body.


The Consultation

At the consultations, Mr Ferrando will take your medical history, thoroughly assess you, find out about your expectations of the surgery and will explain each stage of Chin Enhancement procedure to you. He will carefully discuss all options suitable to you and answer any questions you may have. The exact procedure depends on the anatomy of the patient. Clear communication about your aesthetic goals is vital at this stage.

Mr Ferrando will also explain the risks of smoking, the contraceptive pill and other medications to you, as they can interfere with the procedure as well as the healing process.

Mr Ferrando strongly believes that “good communication and feedback” between himself and his patients assures a maximum satisfactory outcome of Cosmetic Surgery.


The Procedure

Chin Implants are typically placed through an incision made inside the lower lip or through a natural skin crease located beneath the chin.

Mr Ferrando will use the implant, discussed with you at your consultation, that would best enhance your appearance and insert it into a pocket created over the front of the jawbone. The incisions will be closed and bandages applied if the cut was placed under the chin.

Fat Transfer procedures start with an extraction of fat from other areas your body such as abdomen, thighs, buttocks. Local anesthetic will be used to numb these areas to eliminate any discomfort during the procedure. The fat will be cleansed to then be carefully injected into your chin. The new shape and form of your chin will have been discussed at your consultation.


After Surgery – Recovery

After Chin Enhancement surgery, the bandage must be kept on for the first two days. Drainage tubes may be attached to your face but will be removed 1-2 days after surgery. There isn’t usually any significant discomfort after surgery; Mr Ferrando will prescribe you pain relief medication to ease your discomfort, just in case you should experience any pain.

You should feel fine after 2-3 days after surgery, but patients are recommended to have at least one week off work to allow their body to rest and recover comfortably at home. Any strenuous exercise or activities should be avoided for at least 2 weeks after surgery.

It is very important to keep your head in an elevated position as it will aid the recovery process. Some type of stitches are dissolvable and will disappear over time, whereas others will need to be removed 5 to 7 days after surgery. You can expect a some swelling and you chin might feel partially numb for a few weeks.

Chin Fat Transfer procedures may cause swelling, numbness, and bruising for the first seven days. You will also be required to take your body temperature regularly because a slight increase in temperature could mean infection. Patients can get back to work after a three to five days after the surgery. Make up can be applied 24 hours after surgery.

You should feel fine after 2-3 days after surgery, but patients are recommended to have at least three days off work to allow their body to rest and recover comfortably at home. Any strenuous exercise or activities should be avoided for at least 2 weeks after surgery.

Follow up appointments will be made for you after surgery, but if you have any questions, or you should feel unsure about anything, please contact Mr Ferrando and he will gladly talk to you. The well being of his patients is of utmost importance to him.

Risks and Side Effects
All surgeries carry certain risks and even though they are rare you should be aware of them before making your decision. Mr Ferrando will talk you through any possible risks and side effects at his consultations as they will vary depending on the patient’s body shape, age, condition and lifestyle.

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Chin Reduction


The chin plays an important part in the symmetry of a Men’s face. Chin Reduction Surgery, also called Mentoplasty reshapes the so prominent chins, improving the contour of the chin and therefore the overall structure of the facial features resulting in a balanced masculine jaw line.

Sometimes where the jaw is very prominent, as with an excessive underbite which braces have not been able to correct, then a more radical surgery (Mandibular Osteotomy) is also performed to reduce the lower jaw’s overall length and allow the teeth of the lower jaw to be positioned naturally behind the upper teeth when the mouth is in a closed position.

Chin Reduction surgery is usually performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthetic, with oral or I.V. sedation, and usually takes 2 to 3 hours to complete.

Mr Ferrando will discuss all aspects of the the Chin Reduction procedure suitable to you at your consultations.


The Consultation

At the consultations, Mr Ferrando will take your medical history, thoroughly assess you, find out about your expectations of the surgery and will explain each stage of Chin Reduction procedure to you. He will carefully discuss all options suitable to you and answer any questions you may have. The exact procedure depends on the anatomy of the patient. Clear communication about your aesthetic goals is vital at this stage.

Mr Ferrando will also explain the risks of smoking and medications to you, as they can interfere with the procedure as well as the healing process.

Mr Ferrando strongly believes that “good communication and feedback” between himself and his patients assures a maximum satisfactory outcome of Cosmetic Surgery.


The Procedure

In a basic chin reduction the bone of the lower jaw is cut and reshaped using a surgical burr to give a less prominent appearance, one more in keeping with the rest of the face, both in profile and face on.

The incisions required to carry out this procedure are usually made inside the mouth under the lip in order to minimise visible scarring. Sometimes, depending on the extent of surgery needed, an incision may also be made under the chin.

For more major chin reduction such as in a lower mandible reduction (Mandibular Osteotomy) the jaw will need to be more radically repositioned. This involves cutting the lower jaw behind the rear molars, the forward section of the mandible is then slid over the rear section to take up the excess length and then fixed back together one over the other, with any edges smoothed down.

The front of the chin will normally be remodeled slightly, possibly with an implant or Fat-Transfer to give a better definition in final profile.


 After Surgery – Recovery

After Chin Reduction surgery, the bandage must be kept on for the first two days. Drainage tubes may be attached to your face but will be removed 1-2 days after surgery. There isn’t usually any significant discomfort after surgery; Mr Ferrando will prescribe you pain relief medication to ease your discomfort, just in case you should experience any pain.

You should feel fine after 2-3 days after surgery, but patients are recommended to have at least one week off work to allow their body to rest and recover comfortably at home. Any strenuous exercise or activities should be avoided for at least 2 weeks after surgery.

It is very important to keep your head in an elevated position as it will aid the recovery process. Some type of stitches are dissolvable and will disappear over time, whereas others will need to be removed 5 to 7 days after surgery. You can expect a some swelling and you chin might feel partially numb for a few weeks.

You should feel fine after 2-3 days after surgery, but patients are recommended to have at least three days off work to allow their body to rest and recover comfortably at home. Any strenuous exercise or activities should be avoided for at least 2 weeks after surgery.

With a major Chin Reduction, your jaw will need to remain wired for at least six weeks, though any non-dissolvable stitches will normally be removed after two weeks.

You will need to adhere to a liquid diet and may find this more difficult at first than imagined, as even sucking liquids through a straw would normally involve moving the jaw. You may find that you need to rely more on the use of the cheek muscles to aid suction.

Follow up appointments will be made for you after surgery, but if you have any questions, or you should feel unsure about anything, please contact Mr Ferrando and he will gladly talk to you. The well being of his patients is of utmost importance to him.

Risks and Side Affects
All surgeries carry certain risks and even though they are rare you should be aware of them before making your decision. Mr Ferrando will talk you through any possible risks and side effects at his consultations as they will vary depending on the patient’s body shape, age, condition and lifestyle.


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