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Chin and Forehead Reduction? (photo)

I have been picked on my whole life about my long face. People would tell me I looked like the Crimison Chin from Fairly Odd Parents or they would make jokes, like Elianna you always looks so sad, why the long face. I grew up being told by my other peers that I was ugly and disgusting. I don't get it as bad now but I still dread looking in the mirror everyday. I was wondering what the risks were for chin surgery and how I could achieve an oval face shape? I'm tired of looking at my chin in the mirror.

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Chin and forehead balance


From your pictures, a chin reduction would better balance your chin with the rest of your face.  Without a profile picture, it's not possible to tell which procedure would be the best choice for you.

Likewise, a forehead reduction can lower your hairline and reduce your forehead prominence.

An in-person consultation is the best way to make the right choices to reach your goals.

Hope this helps,

Dr. Hall

Houston Plastic Surgeon

Forehead and Chin Reductions


Based on your pictures, you may benefit by both forehead and chin reduction. A side profile picture would be helpful to determine what type of chin reduction procedure may be beneficial. (intraoral reduction osteotomy vs submental burring reduction) Your forehead could be reduced by a scalp advancement procedure but its success depends on how loose your scalp is and whether a frontal hairline scar is acceptable. You should be able to reduce your vertical forehead length by at least 1 cm. Both the forehead and chin reductions can be done during the same operation.

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