Treatment for prominent chin? (Photo)

I have for a long time disliked the appearance of my chin. The mentalist muscle is too large and kind of too tight(?). Well, it makes me look like I have a receding chin and I look l like Jafar from Aladdin when I smile. My buccal area looks chunky too, is there maybe a correlation? What treatments are available to make the labiomental crease less deep and give the lower face a more relaxed appearance? Note: I do have a deep bite, but only dental

Doctor Answers 4

Deep mental labial fold

The length of your chin in a vertical dimension is causing your deep mental labial fold. I would recommend a genioplasty procedure to lengthen your chin and possibly reduce the prominence from a side view. A genioplasty allows a surgeon to control both dimensions of the chin and should give you the result that you are wanting to achieve. For the fullness of your lower face, I would recommend a procedure to reduce the lower buccal fat pad... the procedure is called a bichectomia. Both procedures can be performed at the same time and in the office under intravenous sedation. Best of luck!

Ventura Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 4 reviews

Chin implants

If your upper teeth are pushing your lower lip down, a deep submental crease will result. If not a chin lengthening procedure by genioplasty or implant would help.

Michael J. Yaremchuk, MD
Boston Plastic Surgeon
3.7 out of 5 stars 24 reviews

Chin/Lip Reduction/Fillers/Botox

Based off the photos, it is difficult to provide an accurate surgical plan. A chin reduction/witches chin correction might be necessary to soften the appearance of your prominent chin. In concern to the Buccal Fat Removal- the photos are again hindering my proffesional opinion - Fillers like VolumeXC in the upper cheeks to lift the folds is a common treatment for nasal labial folds. Please call for an in person consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon and hyperesthetic facial specialist. 

Best Regards,

Dr. Randal Haworth

Randal Haworth, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 51 reviews

You might also like...

Prominent chin

Botox for the mentalis issue would help.  Also, the labiomental crease can be reduced with fillers such as Voluma. I can't assess the buccal area well from the pictures.  An in-office consultation with imaging and simultaneous morphing would help in the decision making process.  Best wishes.

David Alessi, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 19 reviews

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.