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I am looking into having chin reduction surgery.

Your questions answered by our surgeon, Lucian Ion, FRCS(Plast)

Asked on 25 January 2013


I am looking into having chin reduction surgery and after looking around and researching have been getting mixed reviews.

I'm seeing that chin reduction some of the time is done by a combination of shaving down the bone and removing some of the soft chin tissue or by a sliding genioplasty.

I have been told by a surgeon though that reduction genioplasty should never be done by shaving down the bone and removing some tissue and that this is not done in modern practice?

Please advise? I don't have an overly large jaw, just a bit of a prominent chin that seems to have too much tissue or muscle on the end making it protrude when I smile.

Any help on this would be great, also how much do you charge for a consult and to have the chin reduction done plus hospital fees?


Both techniques of shaving down the bone and sliding genioplasty are in use for chin reduction, and both have some advantages and limitations.

Soft tissue reduction in the chin is typically related to the removal of some of the skin under the chin rather than from the soft tissues of the chin.

In my practice, using computer imaging and simulation in 3-D has helped significantly when it comes to defining the target for changes, and will also allow to identify the ideal surgical intervention in your specific situation.

For guidance regarding prices for the more common aesthetic surgery procedures or combinations of procedures, please visit my website at

For procedures not listed there, kindly contact my practice either by telephone at 0207 486 7757 or by email at and my team will be delighted to assist you.

Lucian Ion Cosmetic Surgeon Mr Lucian Ion FRCS(Plast)
129 Harley Street

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