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Lip Lift Causes Chin to Look Longer?

I've noticed that some surgeons do not address the effect that a Lip lift can have on the lower third of the face. To be more specific, lifting the lip can cause one's chin to appear longer and out of proportion with one's face.

That being said, would it be wise to consider shortening one's chin vertically with a genioplasty in conjunction with a lip lift? Thanks.

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Lip lift and appearance of the chin

Certainly any change on one part of the face or body can affect the proportions in relation to adjacent anatomic structures.

A smaller nose causes the chin to look bigger.

Bigger breast implants make the waist appear smaller.

Generally the risks of vertical shortening of the chin involves significantly more surgery and risks than a lip lift. If this is your desire express your concerns to the plastic surgeon

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