Chin implant or jaw surgery? (Photo)

Hello i would like to as you what should i choose a chin implant or jaw surgery? what procedure would be most effective for me.Thank you

Doctor Answers 3

Chin implant or jaw surgery?

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    A chin implant will improve your profile and facial balance, but it will not affect your bite. 

Kenneth Hughes, MD

Los Angeles, CA

Chin implant versus jaw surgery

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A chin implant is a procedure for cosmetic improvement for a recessive  chin. The implant is inserted through a sub mental approach under local anesthesia. Chin implants are composed of Silastic, are manufactured in  a variety of sizes and shapes which is best determined at time of the consultation and examination.
 Lower jaw surgery is performed as an inpatient procedure in the hospital and involves osteotomies through the jaw, and then set forward when there is a dentition problem as well as a cosmetic problem. Best to seek out an oral surgeon experienced in this procedure for best results

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 158 reviews


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the answer depends upon your teeth angulation and position, and overall bite. It is best to consult an Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon who can guide you properly. 

Gerald Wittenberg, MSc, DMD
Vancouver Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

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