I have a flat Asian face and eyes with very high cheekbones and a protruding mouth. What can I do to improve my features?
Is There a Surgery to Reduce the Protrusion of my Mouth? Would a Chin Implant Help? (photo)
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Surgery to reduce protrusion on mouth
A chin implant is placed over the front part of the mandible to give more projection to the lower chin. The implant is inserted through a submental incision, usually under local anesthesia as an outpatient procedure. Augmentation of the chin may give the illusion that the mouth is less projected.
Consider Jaw Projection and Your Dentition.
A chin implant would likely be helpful. Additionally, reducing the projection of your lower lip with a "lip reduction" could be considered, but I agree that some of these procedures can impact ethnicity, both of these procedures should be done conservatively. Additionally, I cannot tell from these photos, but if you have an "over-bite", orthodontics and even orthognathic ("jaw") surgery could be considered.
Is there a surgery to reduce the protrusion of my mouth? Would a chin implant help?
Hello, in reviewing your posted photos I suggest that you schedule a consultation with a Board Certified Facial Plastic. I would ask him to evaluate you for a chin augmentation as well as a lower lip reduction. I believe that this combination will provide the correction that you are looking for. It appears that you live in Los Angeles, please contact my office and I will be happy to consult with you in person. Good luck to you.
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Chin implant to reduce protruding lower lip appearance
A chin implant is the simplest and most reversible approach to improving your appearance as you describe it.
Surgery to Reduce Protrusion of Mouth
A chin implant will improve the proportions in the lower 1/3rd of your face. The lower lip can be reduced but you may want to maintain the ethnicity of your features.
A close up side view would be advantages in trying to determine whether a chin implant would be your answer. It appears from one of your photographs that this would probably be helpful to even out the lower lip and your features. I personally use a digital imaging computer on my patients which allows me to take a before photograph and show you what a proposed chin augmentation would look like on you. If you would like to send a close up photograph of yourself to my website listed below I would be happy to further evaluate your needs. Best regards!
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A side view photo will help but from your pictures, it appears that you can benefit from a chin implant.
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