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Jaw Reduction Surgery

If you’re considering altering your chin and jawline, genioplasty or jaw reduction surgery at Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery might be the right choice. This procedure, expertly performed by Dr. Day in Bellevue and serving the Seattle area, aims to reshape these key features to enhance facial harmony. With his extensive experience in craniofacial surgery, Dr. Day brings precision and an eye for detail to these surgeries, tailoring them to meet individual aesthetic goals.

What is Jaw Reduction Surgery?

Jaw Reduction Surgery at Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery, led by Dr. Kristopher M. Day in Bellevue and serving areas including Seattle, is a procedure designed to reshape and refine the jawline. This surgery aims to create a more balanced facial profile and can be particularly beneficial for individuals seeking a softer, more proportionate jaw structure. Dr. Day’s expertise in craniofacial procedures ensures a tailored approach, addressing each patient’s unique facial anatomy and aesthetic goals. This surgery is a key option for those looking to enhance their facial harmony.

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Good Candidates for Jaw Reduction Surgery

Ideal candidates for jaw surgery or genioplasty at Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery are those looking to alter their jawline for enhanced facial balance. Suitable patients typically have concerns about the size, shape, or symmetry of their jaw. This surgery is particularly helpful for individuals seeking aesthetic improvements or those with functional issues. As with any cosmetic procedure, good health and realistic expectations are important. Each candidate’s suitability is assessed individually, considering their specific facial structure and desired outcomes.

Benefits of Jaw Reduction Surgery

Jaw reduction surgery offers the opportunity to enhance facial proportions and tailor the facial appearance towards more feminine or masculine aesthetics. Genioplasty's customizable nature allows for specific goals to be met, including increased jaw definition, correction of facial asymmetry, and a more pleasing facial contour. When performed by a skilled plastic surgeon like Dr. Day in Bellevue, this surgery can significantly boost confidence and self-esteem by aligning your appearance more closely with your personal aesthetic goals.

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What to Expect During Your Jaw Reduction Surgery

At Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery, Dr. Kristopher M. Day performs jaw reduction surgery as an outpatient procedure, typically completed in about two hours. The surgery involves a discreet incision inside the mouth and utilizes general anesthesia. Techniques include sliding genioplasty, which adjusts the chin bone for the desired appearance, and chin implant surgery using shaped silicone implants to enhance facial contours. Dr. Day determines the most appropriate method during the consultation, focusing on achieving optimal facial harmony tailored to each patient’s unique needs.

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Recovering From
Jaw Reduction Surgery

Post-genioplasty care at Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery, led by Dr. Kristopher M. Day, involves managing common post-operative symptoms such as bruising, chin tightness, and inflammation. Relief from discomfort is typically achieved with prescribed medication and the application of ice packs. Dr. Day advises patients to wear facial bandages for a few days and to engage in light walking from the day after surgery to aid in reducing swelling. The recovery timeline varies, with many patients returning to work and normal activities within one to two weeks, although full swelling reduction might take a few months.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Jaw Reduction Surgery

Jaw reduction surgery, also known as mandibular angle reduction or jaw contouring, is a cosmetic procedure performed by Dr. Kristopher M. Day. It involves reshaping or reducing the size of the lower jaw to enhance facial contours.


Ideal candidates are individuals seeking a more defined, contoured jawline or looking to correct imbalances in facial symmetry. Candidates should be in good health, have realistic expectations, and be nonsmokers.

Dr. Day performs this surgery by making incisions inside the mouth, reducing the size of the jawbone through bone shaving, cutting, or removal, depending on the desired outcome.


ecovery involves swelling and discomfort, with downtime varying based on the extent of the surgery. Most patients can return to normal activities within a few weeks, following Dr. Day's post-operative care instructions.


Risks include infection, bleeding, scarring, and anesthesia complications, along with specific risks related to jaw surgery like changes in bite or jaw function.



Jaw reduction surgery offers long-term results, permanently altering the jaw's shape and size for a more aesthetically pleasing facial contour.

Since incisions are typically made inside the mouth, external scarring is minimal to nonexistent.

The cost varies based on the surgical approach and complexity. A detailed quote will be provided during your consultation with Dr. Day.

Yes, various financing options are available to assist with the cost of the surgery.

Bring a list of current medications, your medical history, and specific aesthetic goals or concerns about the jaw reduction surgery.