Does a jaw implant slide the jaw forward?

I have a weak jaw and chin. The look I want is when I stick my jaw out and it defines the jaw. I was wondering if a jaw implant and probably a chin implant will achieve that. Teeth are pretty much fine. (slight crossbite)

A chin implant can do wonders for facial balance and giving it a "stronger" appearance. Consider an anatomical shaped implant which can be put in place through an incision placed under the chin in the chin crease or through the mouth. My own preference are smooth silicone anatomical implants placed under the periosteum where they are less likely to move or shift and I have not seen bone erosion as a problem in 30 years so far. The reason I like the smooth silicone implant is that in comparison with the porous ones they are easier to remove if the patient changes their mind or wants a different size and are relatively inexpensive and easy to put in verses e.g. an osteotomy, sliding genioplasty (cutting and moving the bone of the chin area).

Peter P. Kay MD, FACS
Peter P. Kay MD, FACS
2355 N Wyatt DrTucsonAZ85712US

Peter P. Kay MD, FACS

2355 N. Wyatt Drive, Suite 111,Tucson, AZ,
85712, US

Yes, facial implants could be your answer however, a detailed examination with x-ray evaluation most likely would be required to make that determination. Consider a consult with a member of the ASAPS in your area that specializes in Facial implant surgery.

Best,

Gary R Culbertson, MD, FACS

Gary R. Culbertson MD, FACS
Gary R. Culbertson MD, FACS
18 Miller RdSumterSC29150US

Gary R. Culbertson MD, FACS

Iris Surgery Center, 18 Miller Road, Sumter,
SC, 29150, US