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Correction of Chin and Jaw Asymmetry

An asymmetric or imbalanced chin can cause the face to look off-centered when viewed from the front.

chin asymmetry

If mild, chin imbalance can be corrected with osteotomy (breaking the bone) and adjustment of the off-centered fragment.

Also known as "jaw moving," the operation's initial incision is placed inside the mouth and creates no external scars. The bone is then fractured, moved, and stabilized with metal plates and screws.

Patients with more noticeable chin asymmetry often also have associated mandibular asymmetry that necessitates jawbone reduction surgery at the same time in order to obtain acceptable facial balance.

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Chin Surgery Overview
Anchor of the face, the chin influences perception of the lips, nose, and jaw

Chin Augmentation
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Chin Reduction
Overprojection of the chin can be decreased by removal of bone

Correction of Chin Asymmetry
Improvement in chin balance by breaking and realigning bone

V-Line Chin Reduction
Slimming of the U shaped or square chin to a more oval or egg shape

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