Am I a candidate for sliding genioplasty to make my chin advanced forward and shortened?
New York, NY
2 years ago
Hello, so I've been self conscious about my chin and jaw for quite some time! My chin could be described as "weak" since it goes somewhat backwards, plus I think it's too long vertically. And my whole jaw from a front view is just, unpleasant. What I'd like to know is is there a way I can get my chin advanced forward AND shortened vertically length wise? I want a V shaped jaw terribly! Thank you in advance for answering. Also does anyone know why my left side face looks better then my right?
Doctor Answers 2
A sliding genioplasty can bring your chin forward as well as shorten it vertically. Most likely this will create more of a V-shape to your jawline from the front view.
Yes, a sliding genioplasty will shorten and advance the chin and change the contours. Your facial pattern of growth is such that a steeper slope to the jawline develops which does lead to a more narrow face and a 'longer chin'. The Left is usually wider and stronger that the Right side on most persons - natural look
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