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It is important to seek proper advice about chin surgery. There are many reasons why a chin may not look right and a proper analysis with X-rays are often required together with a computer analysis of facial proportions. It is also important to take your dental occlusion or bite into account.

Many cosmetic surgeons will only offer a chin implant or shaving of the chin to correct a small chin or a large chin respectively . This is not sufficient to correct many of the deformities affecting the chin and can result in an unsatisfactory outcome.

It is important for your surgeon to have an understanding of facial proportion, and how your dental occlusion affects this. This requires the expertise of a Maxillofacial Surgeon who can perform a cephalometric analysis to look at the facial skeleton and how the jaws affect the overall proportion of the face and its appearance. The bony structure of the face is fundamental to facial beauty.