I have an Asian facial structure. I need advice about my chin. I feel like it dominates my face since its pretty "defined" and "elongated" and I'm a female so im conscious about it. I think its worse since my face is flat from the side. Is a chin reduction (bone barrowing) a good recommendation? -thank you for your advice and time in advance. ***Whenever I touch my chin, its mostly bone rather than tissue/fat/etc.
Chin Reduction Candidate? (photo)
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Better Facial Balance
Hi RMRE 21,
I am answering your question from 1 year ago about your chin because I have just decided to join RealSelf and help folks like you. In studying your photographs, a better balance (that would give you more facial beauty) would be achieved with a stronger, more exotic cheekbone. A simple silicone cheek implant inserted through a tiny incision inside the mouth would correct the appearance of flatness from the side and make the appearance of your chin smaller. While I cannot make a good evaluation from the quality of the photographs posted here, another possible option involves removing some bone from the chin. In my opinion, the second option is a more serious operation and more risky in terms of achieving your ideal scene than with implants (which are removable and reversible if and when desired).
Edward O. Terino, M.D.
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Based on your photos, a chin reduction may indeed be your best option. Because there are different ways to do this procedure, a set of special x-rays is first required to further evaluate your chin bone before a specific surgical technique is chosen. The chin may be reduced in the horizontal and/or vertical plane depending upon what dimension is in excess. Glad to help...RAS