This was the best decision I could've made for...
This was the best decision I could've made for myself. Ever since I was younger I was constantly made fun of for having a "witch chin" and for the longest time my chin was the main cause of a bunch of insecurity and self loathing. After taking a long look in the mirror and doing research on RealSelf, I decided on Dr. Vitenas to perform my reduction. It took me about a month from booking my consultation to having the procedure done. I'm so glad that the office was accommodating and expedited the surgery. Dr. Vitenas is an artist! From the beginning he told me exactly what to expect with the procedure and made sure I was realistic about my expectations. He showed me what the end result could look like and ended up doing a better job than projected. He went underneath my chin as opposed through my lip and I could not have been happier (although he gave me the option for both). He estimated he would burr the bone down 4mm, but once he was performing the procedure decided 9mm would give me the result I desired. His staff is professional, upbeat, knowledgable and overall added to my experience. The anesthesiologist was top notch as well. The surgery was painless and took a little over an hour. I kept a compression bandage on for a week and then a bandage over the incision for another week. My chin was swollen for a good couple months, but within a week of the procedure I could see what a great improvement it was. I experienced very little pain and was off of medication by the fourth day. I received a 5% cash discount to the $6,610. I know that it was a bit more pricy than normal reductions, but I am a firm believer you get what you pay for and I got the best of the best. I wanted to share my story because real self led me to Dr. Vitenas and his artistry and skill has changed my life. I no longer hate what I see in the mirror and I have blossomed into a much more confident woman over the past few months. I would recommend him and this procedure to anyone who wants to take charge of their life. I'm so glad I did.
Scar 4 1/2 months post op
13 Dec 2015
5 months post
Here is a picture of the scar. It's finally begun to lay flat (it was bumpy at the beginning) and the color is fading. Dr. Vitenas said it would take 1 year to fully heal. It is about 1 1/2 inches long and is invisible with concealer. It is not noticeable unless I tilt my head back. There has been no "sagging" because my muscle "shrunk" around the bone.