What kind of chin surgery should I get? (photos)

I am currently 20 years old. I have been very self-conscious about my chin since middle school. My chin was normal when I was younger but then I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism during puberty and I just feel like this isn't how I was supposed to look. My face is already fairly long (I have a very gummy smile and cannot close my mouth completely when I am completely relaxed) and I currently have braces but not for an overbite, just for straightening my teeth. What kind of surgery should I get?

Doctor Answers 3

What kind of chin surgery should I get?

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  This will depend to some extent upon how involved you want the surgery to be.  A chin implant procedure is a relatively simple operation that would improve the profile.

Kenneth  Hughes, MD

Los Angeles, CA

Gummy smile

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Gummy smile means that your upper jaw grew down too much. When this happens, the chin moves with it in a downward and back position. 
So I advise jaw surgery instead of chin. 

Majid Jamali, DMD
New York Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 19 reviews

What kind of chin surgery should I get?

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The photographs show a significant recessive chin present which  can be treated with a chin implant. If the teeth are out of alignment, consider a genioplasty.  Chin implants can be placed under local anesthesia, are composed of Silastic, are inserted through a sub mental approach and come in many different sizes and shapes. For more information and many examples, please see the links below

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 157 reviews

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