At The London Transgender Clinic, we offer chin reduction or contouring as a facial feminisation. Chin reduction/shaping improves facial balance by reducing the prominence or shape of the chin. It is performed by reshaping the front of the mandible and is used to reduce the typical male chin which is larger, more square with prominent corners.

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Summary of Chin Contouring

Surgery Time
1-1.5 hrs
Hospital Stay
Day Case
Reasonably Mobile
Same Day
Time Off Work
10-14 days
Sleep Position
45 degrees for 2 weeks
Following day
Dressings & Garments
6 weeks
Exercise inc. Gym
6 weeks
Full Recovery
6-12 weeks

Reason for Surgery

The goal is to provide a suitable projection of the chin, as well as the correct height of the chin which is in balance with the other facial features, while also creating more feminine proportions.


This result can improve self-confidence and boost self-esteem, allowing you to feel confident in your female gender.

Chin Reduction / Feminisation FAQ’S

  • How much does chin reduction cost?

    The price of chin reduction/shaping surgery is approximately £9,010. This includes all of your pre and post-operative aftercare up to one year, as well as services provided to you while you are in hospital.

    For fat grafting or dermal fillers, prices will vary depending on the volume required.

    For an exact quotation please book a consultation with a member of our team.

  • What happens at the consultation?

    You will meet your surgeon and one of our nurses who will ask you about your goals and concerns. A full medical history and examination will be done, before agreeing on a plan for you and discussing the surgery and recovery and risks in detail.

    You may be required to undergo medical investigations such as blood tests, ECG, or other, as medically advised by your surgeon.

  • How do I prepare for my surgery?

    Once you have your consultations and your surgery is booked, you will have a pre-operative assessment with your nurse 2 weeks before surgery, during which any outstanding questions will be answered. Your preparation for surgery will be reviewed and information will be provided regarding medications, diet, and post-operative care.

    You will not need to stop your hormone therapy.

    You must stop smoking a minimum of 2 weeks before your surgery and up to 12 weeks postoperatively.

  • What happens on the day of my chin contouring surgery?

    On the day of your surgery, you will attend the hospital where your surgery is taking place. You will be reassessed by your surgeon and your anaesthetist before going to the theatre. The hospital team will complete the necessary pre-operative health checks.

    Following your surgery, you will be bed-bound and closely monitored by the hospital medical team. They will assist you with anything you need. You will be tired and spend most of this time resting.  You will be provided with something to eat when you are alert and slowly mobilised with assistance.

    Once you are awake and mobile, you will be discharged from the hospital to your home. You must have a chaperone to bring you home and stay with you for a minimum of 24 hours.

  • What aftercare will be provided for me?

    LTC provides a premium aftercare service. You will be assessed 2 weeks, 6 weeks, 12 weeks, 6 months and 1-year post-operatively to monitor your progress.

    You will be provided with post-operative manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) therapy to reduce swelling and promote better healing.

    LTC also has a nurse on call 24/7 in the event you have any emergencies following discharge from hospital. You will be seen immediately if medically required or appropriate advice will be provided.

  • What happens if there is a complication?

    In the event of a complication, you will be medically assessed as soon as possible by your surgeon or a qualified member of our nursing team. In the unlikely event you need to return to the theatre this will be arranged for you by our team. Hospital and anaesthetist fees may be charged, however, there will be no surgical fee. Further information is outlined in our terms and conditions.

“I was treated most wonderful by everyone”

5 5 Star Rating

My experience at The London Transgender Clinic on the 8th of February 2019 6 months after my Rhinoplasty surgery upper lip lift and chin reduction. Once again I was treated most wonderful by every one at the clinic My plastic surgeon had great welcome for me and he was delighted with my recovery and the results are amazing. It gives me great confidence to be treated by such wonderful people I thank you all very much from the bottom of my heart and looking forward to seeing you again soon


by Tanya Mahady | Read More Patient Testimonials

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