My face/jaw/chin/neck area is undefined. Is there a surgery that can fix this? (photos)
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Minor changes can change the indication for surgery.
She may also benefit from a conservative chin implant.
The angle of the lower lip in relation to the chin changes if someone is a candidate for chin implants or not. Even if the mandible does not have good projection, the shape of the chin can limit the potential usefulness of this procedure.
This is referred to as the labiomental angle.
I suggest having an assessment from a senior plastic surgeon or facial plastic surgeon with ample experience who is able to offer all alternative procedures that may be able to help.
Best of luck,
Mats Hagstrom, M.D.
Chin implant and submental liposuction can improve definition of the lower face and neck
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Chin/neck area is not well-defined. What to do.
I would be happy to give a few generalizations, however. Submental (below the chin) liposuction is commonly recommended, but I personally have found that direct excision of fat via a slightly longer incision in (otherwise) the same location as a liposuction incision gives my patients much more smoothness, thorough fat removal, precise hemostasis to minimize bleeding and bruising, and a much more predictably better result without the ridges , firmness, and long time for swelling to resolve that liposuction seems to cause. (I have taught liposuction for over 2 decades, so it's not lack of familiarity or experience--I have just found I can do better with direct excision and control of bleeding under direct vision.)
If you have a weak chin, the same incision is used to place a solid silicone elastomer extended anatomic chin implant to restore or enhance facial proportions and give a smooth(er) jawline. A chin implant also helps to take up any slack skin after fat removal.
Yes, there IS surgery to "fix" whatever concerns you have. Click on the web reference link below for an example of one of my patients with what sounds like your concerns, and what I did to deal with them. Then see one or more ABPS-certified plastic surgeons (ASAPS members) for personalized consultation and advice! Best wishes! Dr. Tholen
This fat can be resistant to diet and exercise. So it is stubborn fat. You appear to have localized fullness, and at the age of 24 you should have good overlying skin tone. I believe you would benefit from chin liposuction with or without chin enhancement (I can't tell from the photos). Be sure to see only a board certified plastic surgeon or facial plastic surgeon. I wish you all the best, "Dr. Joe"