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Want to add vertical chin length
I have small implant now. I am wondering if fat grafting to my chin area is a good option to add vertical length and squareness? Also, is the risk high for lumping of the fat? Is it also good for the nasolabial folds?

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AlexanderRivkinM.D.
Plastic surgeon
los angeles, CA
United States
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Consider Filler Augmentation  May 19, 2011 10:21 AM

I would think about using fillers, specifically Radiesse, to do the subtle augmentation you are talking about (from your picture, it seems that a subtle change would be all that you need). It's quick, relatively cheap and easy. You know its going to last for 10 to 12 months with Radiesse. You can get the definition you are looking for, for the most part, because Radiesse is a thick filler that holds its shape well. Fat injection, on the other hand, is still an unpredictable procedure. Duration of effect is variable (sometimes it lasts for several years, sometimes several months). Degree of absorption is variable (sometimes 80% stays, sometimes 50%, sometimes less). And, in your case, I'm not sure that one could get the definition necessary to square off a chin with fat.


drgrossman
Plastic surgeon
New York, NY
United States
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  May 19, 2011 7:55 PM

I don't see your concern. Maybe a better photo with a profile.


pearsonfaces.com
Facial plastic surgeon
Fleming Island, FL
United States
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Chin augmentation  May 20, 2011 6:36 AM

From what I can see in the photo, the chin looks pretty good. I'm not sure I would recommend anything for it.

As for fat grafting for the other areas you mention, I'm not a big fan of it. Too often it does indeed get lumpy and irregular.

All the best,

--DCP
http://www.pearsonfaces.com/florida/mentoplasty-genioplasty.html


drredou
Plastic surgeon
vienna, VA
United States
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  May 20, 2011 1:48 PM

To give you a good answer you need to post front and side views.


drredou
Plastic surgeon
vienna, VA
United States
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  May 20, 2011 1:48 PM

To give you a good answer you need to post front and side views.




 



 

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