Am I a candidate for a chin implant? (Photo)

Hi. I'm interested in chin augumentation. I know that my chin its not the worst but I would like to change their shape. I think it's just a little bit too spiked and small . And I would like to ask if my problem can be qualified to the operation ??

Doctor Answers 3

Chin Augmentation Choices

While there are only two methods of chin augmentation (implant vs. bony repositioning), the correct answer for you can not be exclusively determined in a side view profile. As a male the equally important question is what type of change do you want in the front view. (more or less square) This additional important chin dimension assessment will guide your chin augmentation method. Since you have called your chin 'spiked and small', that would suggest you want a wide and more square chin as well as more horizontal projection. That would lead one to the implant option.

Indianapolis Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 72 reviews

Chin surgery

If change of shape is needed, sliding genioplasty is probably the best option. The chin can be made into different shapes 

Majid Jamali, DMD
New York Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

Possible chin implant?

A closer up profile photo of your face as well as pictures from the front would be helpful to give you the best advice.  From the picture you provided, it does not appear that your chin is severely recessed, so I would not recommend a chin implant based on that one photo.  I might have a different opinion after examining you or seeing other pictures.  

Michael I. Echavez, MD
San Francisco Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 18 reviews

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.