Chin Augmentation Carmel

The most common abnormality of facial bone proportion is a weak or retruded chin (microgenia). This is rarely a functional problem, as only the projecting part of the lower jaw (the prominence of the chin) is affected. This is very different from micrognathia, which is a small jaw,and commonly is asociated with poor alignment of the teeth, also known as malocclusion. In our society, a strong jawline is considered a sign of strength, particularly in males.

A retruded chin is often discovered when a patient is concerned about excessive prominence of the nose. A weak chin will give the illusion that the nose has too much projection, or make a slightly large nose look even larger. Chin augmentation is a surgical procedure that enlarges the chin to achieve balance in the facial proportion.