Like the nose, the chin is an important facial characteristic. Many times, correction of moderate chin displacements (an underdeveloped chin) can be made by making use of silicone implants which can be shaped to the required contour and positioned through a small incision either inside the lower lip or under the chin. When a chin protrudes (forward displacement), the surgeon may choose to reduce bone prominence or reposition the entire lower jaw when dental realignment is necessary.
This procedure is often done in conjunction with a rhinoplasty or face lift since the chin is a prominent part of the profile.
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