My chin is kind of weird. I busted it on one side when I was a small girl, so there's a bone chip that healed a bit strange. Sticks out to the side. I have a pretty balanced, straight jawline, until you get to about where my mouth begins on either side. When I smile that part of my chin sticks out a lot, and it bugs me. There is a lot of fat in the cleft.. it sticks forward, making it look bigger than it is. I like my strong jaw. I just don't like how it sticks out. What do you guys recommend?
Chin Reduction? What Would Work Best for Mine? (photo)
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I'm sorry, but I cannot see the chin irregularity you describe with the pictures submitted. However, a chin reduction could be done to improve the contour that you do not like. It is not uncommon to accentuate the problem with facial animation or when smiling.
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Chip on your chin
I cannot see exactly where the bone chip sits from your photos. In general, however, a small irregularity of the bone of the chin or too prominent a chin can be taken down very carefully through a small incision under your chin (in a crease). I use a diamond drill for this. It is the same incision used for a chin implant.