Chin Implant VS. Jaw surgery? (Photo)
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Candidate for a Chin Augmenatation
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.
chin implant versus genioplasty
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Chin or jaw
However, since a chin implant is a relatively simple operation, it may pay to do the chin implant alone and see how you like it. It may do the trick. I would use a larger sized, silastic, extended anatomic implant.
It can be done under local anesthesia on an out patient basis. I use an intraoral approach without a visible scar
Chin implant dilemma
Chin Implant VS. Jaw surgery?
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.
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 discussed 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.
Hope this helps.
Chin Implant vs Orthognathic Surgery
Based on your photos, you would not be a very good candidate for a chin implant. You already have a sub-labial sulcus (the depression between your lip and chin) which would become very deep with a chin implant. You should visit with an orthodontist and oral surgeon to evaluate your overall jaw position and occlusion (how your teeth fit together). The purpose would be to consider orthognathic surgery where the entire lower, upper, or both upper and lower jaw is moved. Determining if you are a good candidate for that procedure is far too complex for this forum, but a consultation would be worth your time.
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