What kind of jaw surgery should I get? (Photo)
Los Angeles, CA
5 months ago
I have had braces for about 1.5 yrs to correct my bite but right now I hate how undefined my jawline is. Also, my lips are still protruding which I was hoping that getting braces would correct. What kind of jaw surgery would you doctors recommend? Would I need to get chin implants as well in order to achieve a more defined look?
Doctor Answers 1
your situation is quite common. Many orthodontistsfocus only on the bite rather than coordinate the bite with the facial balance. I see a large amount of this practice and do a large number of masking procedures to augment the entire jawline. This needs a genioplasty as well as slight augmentation of the jawline to define and contour. Chin implants won't ideally alter the lip balance.
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