Outcome of Chin Reduction Surgery


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The outcome of your chin reduction surgery should be that you have a balanced face, which you find attractive. Your individual outcome will depend upon what was agreed between you and the surgeon during the consultation period.

Outcomes after the Recovery Period

After the recovery period, you should find that your chin feels comfortable and natural. The initial tightness should be relaxed and any lost feeling should come back to you as the nerves repair themselves. You should find that you are able to eat all foods and that you fell no discomfort when eating, drinking, or talking.

Once the stitches have been removed, your incisions will begin the scarring process. At first, they will appear red but will begin to fade after about six months. It can take two years for some scars to fully heal, at which point they will be small silver- white coloured lines, which are hard to see. The incisions made for chin reduction surgery are always hidden under the chin or inside the mouth. Therefore, the outcome of the surgery should be that the scars are not visible.

The outcome after two weeks should be that you are fit enough to return to work. During this time, you will be able to resume all of your normal activities including exercise that is more vigorous. However, you should ensure that you nothing comes into contact with your face.

After six weeks, you should be able to see the final outcome of your surgery. This means that you can resume all activities including those, which could involve facial contact.

If you are Unhappy with the Outcome of Your Chin Reduction Surgery

If after the recovery period, you find yourself unhappy with the results of your chin reduction surgery, you need to discover the reason for which you are unhappy. If you are unhappy with the results because you did not properly explain what you expected from surgery, or because your expectations were unrealistic, there is very little that can be done. It may be worth talking to your surgeon to see what they can do to improve your happiness. However, this may involve further surgery, which can be complicated by scar tissue, and can be much more expensive than the original surgery. As the surgeon was not at fault, they do not have any responsibility to correct the results of your surgery.

If you are unhappy with the results of your chin reduction surgery because you feel that the surgeon did not deliver the results that they promised, you should speak to them about this as soon as the issue becomes apparent to you. They may be able to offer you corrective surgery to improve the results. However they are not likely to be obliged to do this, free of charge. You may be able to negotiate a low cost operation because they have let you down, although you may feel more comfortable using a different surgeon.

If a mistake has been made during your surgery that has left you unhappy with the results, the surgeon would be liable if you took up legal proceedings. If this is the case, it is worth talking to the surgeon before getting anyone else involved. They may offer corrective surgery free of charge. If their terms are not acceptable to you, you may wish to start legal proceedings against them. This could gain you enough compensation to have their mistake corrected elsewhere. However, you should be aware of the possible legal costs if you fail to win the case.


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