Hi. I think My chin is vertically too high but horizontally too short, i also have an overjet so I'm not sure if a chin implant is gonna help me achieve the look I want (I have attached a before and after photo of what I want) or if I actually need to correct my jaw. I'm happy about the way my chin looks like from the front, it's just my profile I'm not happy about.
Chin Implant Recommended? (photo)
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Chin Implant Recommended?
Yes, from the photos provide the chin is very weak. Chin Augmentation with a Chin Implant could increase chin projection and balance the lower face on profile.
Web reference: http://www.drfpalmer.com/ChinImplants.html
I believe you would have a better result with an advancement genioplasty. You can adjust the the chin horizontally, vertically and advance it as well with this technique. You can also advance the chin more with a genioplasty than with a chin implant. Donald R. Nunn MD Atlanta Plastic Surgeon.
Chin implant for recessive chin
A Chin implant is inserted through submental incision is placed directly over the bone to give mostly a horizontal projection. The implant is three-dimensional so there is a little bit of width and vertical height that is added when patients have an implant placed. Please see the link below for examples of patients who have undergone a chin implant as well as pictures of the implants as well. Silastic chin implants come in a variety of sizes and shapes which is best determined at the time of the consultation
Web reference: http://chincheekimplantsseattle.com
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Should I Get a Chin Implant?
You need to have your dental occlusion evaluated before placing a chin implant. Having said that, a chin implant will achieve the desired goals.
You seem to be a great candidate for a chin implant to correct your facial profile. It is unlikely you would need vertical shortening which is a less simple procedure.
Possible chin implant?
Your mouth, teeth, and bite would need to be evaluated to determine if you might be a candidate for a sliding genioplasty. If the bite and teeth or okay, then you do appear to be a candidate for a chin augmentation with an implant and I think you would be able to get a good result with that procedure.
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