Jaw implant/double chin problem + planning to do rhinoplasty (Photo)
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Wish to have a well-defined and wide jaw. The double chin problem is really annoying me.I need to hear your opinions.
Hi, I have performed many Chin Augmentations using chin implants for over 30 years. A non smiling photos of your lower face from the side would help in the evaluation. A weak chin creates an imbalance making the nose appear larger, the mid face top heavy and the lower face look short that de-emphasizes the lips and allows early formation of a double chin. Chin augmentation using a chin implant will add projection to the chin creating harmony and balance to the lower face.
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.
When the back portion of the jaw line is weak, this is best augmented using precise placement of a dermal filler which has far fewer unwanted side effects than jaw implants and avoids "masculinizing" the jaw and face.
Hope this helps.
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