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Case Details - Case: 134

Dr. MABRie, M.D.

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  • Chin Augmentation
  • Shadows Around Mouth

ABOUT THE PATIENT

I enjoyed working with this patient. A postal worker from Northern California, she traveled to my office in San Francisco looking for an answer about the benefits of Chin Augmentation surgery. She went back and forth on whether to have a cosmetic surgery procedure for years before coming to talk to me. Her family discourages her because one of her relatives had severe complications from a similar surgery a few decades ago. Nevertheless, she was of feeling self-conscious about her chin projection. Her husband encouraged her to seek our safer, non-surgical alternative like Dermal Filler injections.

Together, we discussed the risk and benefits of chin implants. When we looked at her profile and oblique photographs closely, we noticed that her chin was slightly under proportioned to her face. This impacts the face by making the cheeks appear fuller. We were also able to pinpoint a slight hollowing under the eyes, which was about to become another concern in itself.

DR. MABRIE'S TREATMENT PLAN

For this patient, I used a medium sized extended anatomic chin implant for the augmentation itself, and I injected Restylane beneath the eyes and in the tear trough area to fix the under eye issue.

The chin augmentation surgery we performed was much, much different than the operation her relative has in the past. The procedure was a sliding genioplasty, which is when the mandible bone is cut, pulled forward, and held in place with metal screws. Many surgeons (including your humble author) prefer using chin implants to genioplasty surgery because placing the implant is a much less invasive and less painful procedure for the patient.

THE OUTCOME

Even though this patient's family had objections about her surgery at first, they actually wound up being very happy with her results. They love seeing her feeling confident, more relaxed and less tired. This patient got the chin she was looking for, and every time we see her smile, we can tell she's enjoying her new quality of life.

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Dr. MABRie, M.D.

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