What surgery would I need? Jaw, chin implant, Brow lift, rhinoplasty? (photos)
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Chin implant to improve facial balance
Candidate for chin surgery
Candidates for Chin Augmentation -
Patients whose chin profiles are weak but have normally functioning jaws are candidates for Chin Augmentation. Many of these candidates have used injectable fillers in the past to strengthen the protrusion of their chins, but are looking for a permanent solution. If you are one of these patients, then you are a likely candidate for chin augmentation.
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Chin implant candidate
What surgery would I need? Jaw, chin implant, Brow lift, rhinoplasty?
I have found that placement of a silastic chin implant, through a small curved incision under the chin (also allows excess skin removal) to be very safe, quick, highly effective and far less invasive than a sliding genioplasty. I perform chin implant surgery in 30 minutes or less, often using a local anesthetic alone. In my opinion, you are a good candidate for chin implant surgery.
Based upon the beauty principles outlined in my book on face and body beauty, men look chiseled and handsome with angularity in the cheeks, chin and mandibular angles. From the photos, your cheeks are flat anteriorly (in the front), the chin is weak as are the mandibular angles. This combines to create an elongated oval shaped face. The following procedures would create a more ruggedly handsome face.
- Cheek augmentation with cheek implants to add angularity to the cheeks and mid face.
- Chin augmentation, using a chin implant, to add projection to the chin creating harmony and balance to the lower face as described above.
- Augmentation of the mandibular angles using a dermal filler (jaw implants have too many unwanted side effects IMHO) to add volume, angularity and flare to the jaw line.
- Rhinoplasty can be done to refine the shape of the nose but by itself will not have the ability to make your face more masculine and attractive.
Hope this helps.
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