Receding chin on a seventeen year old female - Candidate to repair? (Photo)

I'm just hoping to get an opinion on this, I really dislike my receding chin, and I was wondering if I would be an okay candidate for having it repaired. (I don't remember the actual term for it)

Doctor Answers (6)

Receding chin on a seventeen year old female - Candidate to repair?

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   If you have reached skeletal maturity, a chin implant can be placed and will help your profile.

Kenneth Hughes, MD

Los Angeles, CA


Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 203 reviews

You are a good candidate

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Whether you would benefit best from an implant, or moving the bone forward (genioplasty or orthognathic surgery) will be determined when you consult with a physician with experience in this area.  Regardless, your appearance can be improved. 

John Frodel, MD
Atlanta Facial Plastic Surgeon

Receding chin for 17-year-old

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Chin augmentation with a Silastic chin implant is a common procedure when patients have a recessive chin. The implants are inserted through a sub mental approach under local anesthesia. 

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Receding chin on a seventeen year old female - Candidate to repair?

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Yes, you do have a recessed chin and would most definitely benefit from a chin implant.  Yes, you are a candidate.  When performed by a surgeon with experience, this procedure is quick and easy.  The recovery is fast.  The incision is small and under your chin.

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I agree with you that your chin is too small.  I would be interested to see how your teeth fit together.  I would speculate that you may be a candidate for formal jaw surgery to move your chin and teeth into a more normal appearing and functional position.  Given your age, you are at a good time in your life to begin this process.

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