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Short/Protruded Chin

Key Facts

Main causes of retruded chain includes; Genetics, trauma, Active recession of chin, Hyperactivity and Maxillary prognathism

Of recent years, chin correction/enhancement has been receiving more air time as a top aesthetic procedure. Chins play an important role in our facial contour and attractiveness.

There are certain aesthetic lines aesthetic physicians follow when we assess your chin in proportions to your face.

Facial thirds – frontal hairline to upper eyelid, upper eyelid to base of nose, base of nose to tip of chin. The ratio should be 1:1:0.8 in East Asians and 1:1:1 in Caucasians.

A straight line drawn vertically on profile view should align the forehead, base of nose and tip of chin.

A straight line drawn diagonally from the tip of the chin should touch the lips and tip of nose slightly.symmetry 1

A short chin makes the face look rounder or squarish. With the current Korean V-shaped face trend, more and more ladies are made aware of their short chins. This awareness is driving these ladies to seek treatments to sharpened their facial shape.

The easiest method to achieve a V shaped face is to elongate the chin.A retruded chin or a weak chin is often associated with a weakness in a person’s character. For a lady, it portrays a lack of confidence.

While in men, it expresses a lack of authority and trustworthiness. People with retruded chin will usually complain of their obvious double chin.

Congenital: This means the growth of the chin was affected at a fetal stage in the womb. It is the most common cause of the retrograde development of chin. In a condition known as micrognathia, the lower jaw bone is typically smaller than the upper jaw.

Trauma: A traumatic injury to lower jaw bone, especially during the developmental years of life can impact the growth of jaw bone and subsequently the chin.

Active recession of chin: As we age, there is loss of bone density and structure. The chin lacks bony support and gradually shortens. In rare cases, arthritis of lower jaw bone or temporomandibular joint can cause recession of chin. 

Hyperactivity of chin muscles: We mobilize the muscles of our chin when we talk, when we express doubt or sadness and even when we eat. Over time, these muscles (mentalis muscles) become hyperactive and retracts the chin upwards, giving us a shaved off chin appearance, especially in the elderly.

Maxillary prognathism: Individuals with this condition do not have a true short or retruded chin. Their chin appears retruded due to the overprojection of the upper jaw.

A protruded chin on the other hand, distorts the facial proportion with an overly long and sharp chin. While the upper and lower teeth are not occluded, the individual has difficulty in chewing food and pronunciation in speech. This is medically known as mandibular prognathism.

Yes, we do. We are able to help you obtain the ideal chin for your face with Hyaluronic Acid Fillers and Radiesse Chin correction/enhancement is relatively a simple and safe procedure to perform. However, a skillful hand coupled with the proper aesthetic eye is important to achieve pleasing results without making you look too sharp or witch-like.

Our experienced doctors will assess if you need either an anterior projection (for retruded chin) or vertical lengthening (for short chin) or both. The filler material will be placed

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