I would like a more prominent chin as from profile I hardly have a chin. Ideally I would like the chin to be more protruded out than mouth so there is a nice line from the nose . Will fillers be sufficient or something else? Never have had any injectables or surgery.
Weak Chin Question - Filler Implant or Other for Me? (photo)
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Weak chin: Options?
Without an exam your question cannot be answered. You will need to see an Oral/Maxillofacial surgeon to see if othognathic surgery, genioplasty or using an implant is best for your specific case. It should be noted that patients with severely weak jaws or abnormally functioning jaws may be better treated with other facial surgery (orthognathic surgery), although a chin augmentation may be an option at a later time. These patients should seek the advice of a plastic surgeon to determine which course is right for them. Here is some information to help you make this decision: Candidates for Chin Augmentation - Patients whose chin profiles are weak but have normally functioning jaws are candidates for Chin Augmentation. Many of these candidates have used injectable fillers in the past to strengthen the protrusion of their chins, but are looking for a permanent solution. If you are one of these patients, then you are a likely candidate for chin augmentation
Augmentation with an implant is your best bet...
Weak Chin Question - Filler Implant or Other for Me?
From the photos provided your chin is extremely weak. In that scenario augmenting the chin with a chin implant should be sugested as a viable means of creating balance to the lower face. This is beyond the ability of a filler to augment adequately.
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A chin implant seems like it would help to balance the proportions of your profile much better than any fillers. It would also be helpful to examine your bite and upper and lower jaw tooth relationships at a consultation with your surgeon prior to surgery so that you have the best result.
Chin implant for weak chin profile
A “temporary chin implant” with filler allows patient to see what a chin implant might look like prior to taking the plunge for a permanent implant. But this will not provide as good of a result as a chin augmentation using an implant. I would recommend a consult with a board certified facial plastic surgeon. They will be able to evaluate your needs in person and provide you with a recommendation. Computer imaging software may be used to give you an idea of how the final result of surgery may appear. I hope this helps, and I wish you the best of luck.
Filler vs. chin implant
In your case I'm thinking fillers may not be enough. A nicely selected implant tailored to your face and goals would work best. That being said fillers are a great way to try out a potential implant as it's a decent simulation of what a chin implant may do for you. Get a number of consults with board certified Facial Plastic Surgeons, in particular someone who works with the Asian or Latin face and bone structure. This can be performed under local anesthesia with about 5 to 7 days down time.
Best of luck
Chase Lay MD
Chin Implant or Fillers
Although I use fat, fillers, and implants to augment the chin I prefer to use a permanent implant in a patient like you who needs a significant increase in chin projection.
Sliding Genioplasty for Young Patient with Severe Chin Deficiency
With the severity of your chin deficiency, you should be thinking sliding genioplasty. Injectable fillers are a complete waste of time and money as they can not give enough of a result and are not permanent anyway. An implant is another option but at your young age and needing at least a 10mm to 12mm advancement, your are far better off over the remainder of your lifetime by moving the chin bone forward.
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