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Facial esthetics is based on proportions and a balance between the forehead nose and chin such as the 'Rule of thirds'‘. The chin therefore plays an important part in the facial equation. A weak chin or a prominent chin ( too long or forward) can negatively effect the appearance of the face. The chin augmentation is usually followed by rhinoplasty or a nose job with or without cheek augmentation/ reduction.
The chin may undergo either a reduction or augmentation depending on the desired results. In a chin reduction, the surgeon may remove or shave off part of the lower jawbone. The bone is shaped to the desired proportions and any excess skin is removed. In some case the mandible may be cut and slid backwards to create a shorter jaw line, which is then held together with screws.
Cheek augmentation involves adding natural or synthetic materials to the cheek in order to fill up hollow areas in the cheek or correct asymmetry in facial features. In some cases synthetic implants are inserted under the skin. These plants are usually inserted from insie the mouth , thus hiding potential scars. For cheek o chin reduction fat is removed around the cheeks or chin ( double chin) through cleverly place incisions which and not visible once healed.