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What procedure can be done to get rid of a drooping chin and a sunken face appearance?

Q:

I am a 57 year old woman in overall good health.  Due to an accident, I have a full set of dentures.  My chin droops as a result of bone loss of bottom teeth - it looks like a witch's chin.  My question is what can be done to get rid of the ugly drooping chin.  I would like to have cheek implants because I appear to have a sunken face.  Is it possible to have chin augmentation and cheek implants when I wear dentures on both the top and bottom?  Would the procedure be permanent?  Thank you.

A:

Yes, there are several options for the correction of your issues.  Recent advancements have made fat grafting a very effective tool to restore facial/mandibular volume.  Many patients prefer the permanence of their own tissue over implants.  And, of course your witch's chin can be corrected at the same time.  Consider giving a member of the ASAPS a call to address your concerns.

Best,

 

 

Gary R. Culbertson, MD, FACS

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