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I want to add depth/length to my chin area
I had a small chin implant 8 years ago. I am happy with the projection, but am now unhappy with the length. Would also like to get a more square implant. Is there a way to add length? Such as placing the implant slight lower? Also, is it much more complicated due to scar tissue from my current implant? Thanks!

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AlexanderRivkinM.D.
Plastic surgeon
los angeles, CA
United States
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Consider non surgical filler methods  April 5, 2011 11:46 AM

From the pictures you have submitted, your chin looks very good. I would be careful about trying to get too perfect a result. That being said, the changes you are looking for are subtle and therefore may not be worth a second surgery. To answer your question: yes, there is always scar tissue formation after a surgical procedure. This scar tissue makes surgery in the same area more complicated and more prone to adverse outcomes. I frequently use filler injection for these kinds of subtle modifications where the results of surgical procedures have to be tweaked to get the perfect outcome. It is safer, easier, and cheaper. Filler injection is usually as effective and sometimes even more effective than replacing the implant.


drredou
Plastic surgeon
vienna, VA
United States
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  April 5, 2011 5:45 PM

If you want to add length to your face, you can ask your surgeon of choice to replace it with Mittelman chin jowl implant that is designed to lengthen the chin. From your profile, you can benefit from more projection to give a more masculine look. For that purpose, use medium (7.5mm) size.




 



 

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