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Old 03-17-2010, 06:40 PM   #21
 
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If you do not choose to reduce the tip of your nose, than a chin implant might balance out your face. If you leave the tip as is, a chin implant might give you a hardened, masculine appearance.


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I think you're absolutely right. Having a big nose + long face + well defined chin would make me look totally masculine. At this point, I think the only thing saving my face from being completely masculinized IS my weak chin.

I emailed my surgeon today expressing my concerns. Will post what he says when I get a reply

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Chin implants, I can see why you would consider it, though I wouldn't consider it crucial. I always balked at suggestions of toting silicone beneath my lip. I've heard of inserting human tissue (again, I'm no expert), which sounds marginally less intrusive. I'm happiest with my current planned solution of actually adjusting the bone in the chin; it sounds the most "natural." But that's a big undertaking (and for me will be incidental to jaw surgery). And again, it comes back to personal taste.
I think that overall sliding genioplastys are much more versatile. I would get one primarily because I might be able to correct the asymmetry in my chin (it leans to the left). But I am afraid of the cost and the pain / recovery time. I like that chin implants can be taken out if I don't like them, but I think revision would be much harder with sliding.

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Old 03-18-2010, 07:29 AM   #24
 
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A sliding genioplasty can be a tricky surgery. General genioplasty also encompasses chin implants, along with an additional procedure.

Why not start a new thread in the "chin portion" of the forum regarding this procedure?

And yes, please keep us posted regarding what your surgeon says!!!

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Definitely something to investigate further in the genioplasty forum. But your concerns about the sliding procedure do make sense. There's more pressure to get it right the first time because revision is that much harder. (Albeit I always hope any visit to a plastic surgeon will be the last one I need!)

Seems to me, if you're keen on enhancing your chin, there are intermediate degrees of enhancement that won't put you in any danger of looking of masculine. But definitely will help to see what the surgeon has to say.

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It's hard to say whether the chin implant would work or not. As others have already pointed out, it will change the entire balance of your face (and then you will probably need a revision rhinoplasty for sure!)

From the looks of that before picture, your tip is much less bulbous than it used to be, right? I know it might not be the ideal perfect defined tip you had in mind, but in my opinion, it seems to be an improvement. If you have your nasal domes narrowed any further, I would be worried about tip deformities popping up

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la_angel thanks for the feedback. I agree it's an improvement by far. I made an appointment to speak with my surgeon. I'm sure he will give me an honest assesment of the tip and if it can realistically be addressed without causing additional problems. I will let you all know what he says, but it won't be for a few weeks.

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Thanks for all of your feedback. I appreciate it a lot and will consider it when weighing my decision

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Please keep us posted!

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