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Jaw Surgery or implants?
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Hi,
I feel quite bothered by the length and narrowness of my face.
I find that it makes me look older than my twenty-six years, and quite frankly, less attractive than I could be. I like my eyes, lips, brows and ears -- I feel that with a slightly rounder face shape, those features would 'pop' more.
I have worn braces for three years, so now my teeth are straight -- my bite (according to a surgeon) is perfect, but my jaw seems to be a lttle pushed back. I have onsulted with several maxillo-facial surgeons, who said they would NOT operate on my jaw, because: I am no longer wearing braces and my overbite isn't severe enough for such a risky operation. I was wondering if fillers or implants would help with my jaw/face issues: will a chin implant 'advance' my jaw (and make it less square -- more pointy), and can cheek implants help to fill out my cheeks, giving me a more youthful look? How about fillers, like juvederm, voluma, restalyne?
Also, I am considering a revision rhinoplasty, to make my nose more upturned and pointier -- can that help 'shorten' my long face?
Thank you for reading this.

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docblinski


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Miami, FL
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November 16, 2012 3:36 AM

Agree with ONLY Dr Samir either do nothing or try fillers/fat grafts. (more)
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  volumetric enhancement lower 1/3 pf the face
November 30, 2011 1:24 AM

The Architecture of the lip.
Are there any rules we can establish for augmenting the perfect lip? In looking at the aging lip, there are two important areas to observe as stated (more)

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samir


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Baltimore, MD
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  Jaw surgery
November 29, 2011 12:34 PM

You are beautiful, young and do not need any thing. (more)
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nancy1729
  Facial Implants Can Do Better
November 15, 2012 10:57 PM

Facial implants may be used to improve an imbalance. These implants provide a more harmonious balance to your facial features. As such, you feel better about your appearance.



 



 

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