By 25 years of age, I had severe nasal labial folds and poor jawline.By the time I was in my late twenties, lower facial droop.I am now 34 years old. I have gotten braces for my TMD, which has helped somewhat with pain. However, I still think there is something wrong with my jaw.My chin appears to be disappearing into my neck.It's an issue of chronic pain as much as it is an issue with appearance. I live in the DC/Maryland area. What kind of surgery/surgeon I am looking for?
Looking for Doc to Help with Receding Jawline. Who Am I Looking For? (photo)
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Looking for Doc to Help with Receding Jawline. Who Am I Looking For?
I agree with Dr. Kabaker that a Facial Plastic Surgeon would be highly able deal with your cosmetic concerns. A chin implant (small) and potentially some liposuction under your jaw would be beneficial. It is always hard to assess the neck from a single static image especially when your neck is turned to the side. Thus, a consultation with a Facial Plastic Surgeon should be very helpful for you.
Stephen Weber MD, FACS
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