I am 14 years old and I really want to get a chin implant (during the summer when I will be 15). I know a lot of people say that this is too young and that maybe my face has not fully developed but I am pretty sure my chin cant grow back from where it is now. This would make me so much happier and wow. I cant even imagine. It would be like a dream come true. I am ok with any risks. I am wondering if any surgeons would do a chin implant on a 15 year old and how much it would cost. Thanks.
Chin Implant on a 15 Year Old?
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Proper age for chin implant in females
In reviewing your question and the pictures provided, I would advise waiting until you are 17 or 18 prior to getting a chin implant. You want to make sure that you are done growing prior to placing a permanent implant in the face (chin). When you decide to get the surgery, make sure to ask for a chin implant (with lateral extensions) that also enhances the side areas of the chin as well as the central area. Hope that is helpful, from LA, Dr. Vartanian.
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You appear to be a good candidate for Chin Implant Surgery.
I read your concern, and reviewed your profile photo. In my view, if your growth-spurt from puberty has completed, you could consult several reputable facial plastic surgeons for a chin implant. Based on your description, a well-performed chin implant would make you very pleased, and this is a relatively low-risk procedure.
If your parents are agreeable, you can find a list of local certified surgeons at abfprs.org.
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How old to be candidate for chin implant
You typically want to make sure that your facial growth is completed before having chin surgery. This is usually around 15-16 years old for females.
Given your current chin projection you may want to check with a dentist regarding your overall tooth allignment. Your jaw growth may have affect this and an oral surgery procedure to reposition the jaw may be indicated.
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