Q: I have always had a problem with the way my neck and chin looked. I always thought the problem was a large adam’s apple and bad posture making my neck go forward. I am wondering if getting a chin implant or similar procedure would help fix this problem?
Dr A’s Answer:
Hello,Yes, you appear to be a candidate for chin implant (based solely on this photo). Chin implant will add projection to the chin moving it forward. Depending on the style of implant chosen, it will also add some degree of width tapering out to the sides. Your lack of projection is quite pronounced and a chin implant will not be able to give you a “text book” position, but a dramatic improvement is to be expected. I would also suggest you consider having your neck evaluated for fat removal. This will give the illusion of a more projected chin even without a chin implant. The combination of the two procedures would likely give you the best result. A visit to an orthodontist may be in order as well. Patients with chins like yours sometimes would benefit from re-aligning the entire jaw and teeth utilizing orthodontics and orthognathic surgery. This is way more extensive but sometimes is the best approach if you have issues with your occlusion (how your teeth fit together) and appearance.Regards,Dr. A