Will I Need a Chin Augmentation? (photo)

I am 18 and I have a big nose, crowded teeth, a weak jawline, and a protruding chin. What kind of correctional work will I need? Aside from braces and rhinoplasty, will I also require a chin augmentation?

Doctor Answers (3)

Chin augmentation for pointy chin?


Because the projection of your chin is already adequate, a chin implant placed over the front of the chin bone is not necessary.  However, you may benefit from an implant that is placed off-center on each side to smooth out the "pointyness".  Additionally, it appears on the profile views that you have a weak/receeding upper jaw (maxilla) under the nose area that can be improved with a pre-maxillary implant... just something to consider.  Glad to help... @drryanstanton

Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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Chin Reduction


You certainly don't need chin augmentation. You may benefit by chin reduction  to reduce the size of the ball on the end of your chin.

Barry L. Eppley, MD, DMD
Indianapolis Plastic Surgeon
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