I'm 23 years old, looking to get a stronger chin to better balance my face - what would be the best possible way to do this? Thanks.
Best Way to Correct my Weak Chin/jaw
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Your photos reveal a deficient chin. Either a chin implant or an advancement genioplasty will work. I personally like the genioplasty due to its versatility and no foreign body other than the titanium plate. It also allows correction of vertical dimension problems and asymmetry. All incisions with the genioplasty are intraoral. Hope this answers your question.
Chin and Jaw Augmentation
From the photos you posted, it looks like you have a weak or retruded chin, so a chin implant will help in this case. Its difficult to evaluate your jawline but jaw augmentation would widen your jawline.
Improving a Weak Jaw with Chin Implant
Small or receded chins are relatively common. While more appropriate for a woman, small chins are usually not ideal for a man. Chin augmentation is normally combined with rhinoplasty or face lift surgery, or done alone. Chin treatment options include the following:
- orthognathic surgery - teeth are aligned, upper & lower jaws are broken, and both are brought forward
- sliding genioplasty - lower jaw chin bone advanced, without teeth alignment
- chin implant - material placed in front of chin bone, typically silicone
Each has its advantages and disadvantages, and each is not appropriate for everyone. Silicone chin implant is the most common procedure to augment the chin and improve the jawline. Only after a comprehensive evaluation can a plastic surgeon help determine appropriate options for you. Best of luck.
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Based on your photo, you appear to be a good candidate for Chin Implant Surgery.
I read your concern and reviewed your photos. A well-performed chin implant surgery may provide a stronger appearance of your chin and jawline. Surgery is well under an hour, and downtime is less than one week in most cases.
I hope this is helpful for you.
Regards from NJ.
Dr Dhaval PatelDouble Board Certified Plastic SurgeonChicagoHoffman EstatesOak Brook
Chin implant to augment a weak chin profile
Chin Augmentation Options
Choosing between Chin Implant and Orthognathic Surgery/Genioplasty
Good Candidate Criteria for Chin Implant
Without an exam your question cannot be answered. However, your photos are helpful and you are probably a good candidate for a Chin Augmentation. . Here is some information to help you make this decision:
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 augmentation most often is used to restore balance to the face due to a weak chin (under-projecting in profile). This disproportion of facial structure—having a small chin—tends to make the nose look larger and results in a poor jaw/neckline. As it doesn’t support the neck skin, often it causes skin to hang down from the upper neck and can lead eventually to a “turkey waddle” deformity. Chin implants can also create a wider, stronger chin. They can also be used to lengthen the face slightly.
The augmentation is performed with a sterile, biologically inert implant (such as silicone or Medpor) which is placed over the bone of the lower jaw so it feels like your real chin and not like a separate implant.
A wide range of chin implants are available, depending on the patient’s needs and goals. These implants vary in their dimensions and are made of different materials. The proper selection of the correct size and type of implant by your plastic surgeon is critical for you to achieve the look you want.
It is very important to select a highly-skilled, board-certified plastic surgeon, or ENT or Oral Surgeon experienced in this procedure, to aid you in selecting the implants and insertion methods that will give you the best possible result
Judging from the pictures a chin implant surgery would work fine for you. A personal consultation would help to clarify if this is the best way to go. It's a relatively simple operation with a quick recovery and not very expensive.
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