Chin Lift

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A Chin Lift is a correctional procedure to remove wrinkled and sagging skin from your chin area which is known as your ‘under-chin’. You may opt for a chin lift procedure to minimise excess skin. It is a surgical method designed to remove the excess skin and tighten the muscles, giving a smoother, tighter appearance.

At Hadley Wood Hospital our consultants are highly trained experts and will tailor each service to the patients needs ensuring all procedures are carried out to the highest standard.

The Procedure

Similar to a neck lift, the procedure for a chin lift involves a small incision being made in front of and behind your ear. Your skin will then be loosened and pulled tight. This is where the excess skin will be removed. Depending on the patient the plastic surgeon may perform an incision under the chin so the underlying muscles can also be corrected.

The procedure is performed under a general anaesthetic and should take around 2 hours to complete. It is a minimally invasive procedure therefore scarring should be limited.

Aftercare

Patients are normally advised to take between 1-2 weeks off work for recovery. During this time you should notice your swelling will reduce and your skin will have a smoother, tighter feel. Scarring, if any, should fade quickly.

Your surgeon will advise you of the appropriate aftercare following your surgery and will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

For information, quotations or booking, please contact our enquiries team on 020 7317 7751 or rf.privateenquiries@nhs.net. Our team are available Monday – Friday from 8am to 6pm.