Is it possible to reduce the vertical length of the chin by removing a part of fat/soft tissue? (Photos)
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Vertical Chin Reduction
"if you can pinch it we can take it"
generally there is very little fat at the bottom of the bony chin.
To get this reduced will almost always require bone reduction.
generally A tool called a bone Burr is used to reduce the bony length of the chin.
it requires a longer incision than that for liposuction and will leave the patients bruised and swollen a little longer.
That is probably a much better approach.
Plastic surgeons who have done specialty training in craniofacial surgery, some oral surgeons or plastic surgeons who have a proven track record of doing this procedure should be able to help you just fine.
Mats Hagstrom M.D.
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The verticle chin length is reduced by an osseous genioplasty performed intraorally with removal of a segment of bone and repositioning and fixing the lower segment upward effectively shortening the lower tjhird of the face.Soft tissue excicion is no advised
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