If you have a receding chin then you are living with a condition called Retrogenia or “weak chin”, and if you have ever thought that your face might look better if your jawline was corrected, then you could be a good candidate for Chin Implant surgery.
Chin Implant surgery allows you the opportunity to achieve your ideal face shape, eliminating what you don’t like and accentuating your most attractive features. This procedure improves your self-confidence as well as your appearance.
Some of the results that can be achieved through Chin Implant surgery are:
- Reducing the appearance of a “double chin”
- Correcting a weak or recessed chin
- Improving proportionality of the face
- Repositioning the chin back or forward
- Enhancing definition of the neck and jawline
- Side-to-side alignment, which can help with asymmetrical chins
How is a Chin Augmentation Performed?
The idea of getting a facial implant might seem complicated and even a little scary. There’s no need for worry, Chin Augmentation is a minimally invasive procedure that only takes about 1 hour to perform. And your doctor will take jaw movement into account to make sure that you can eat and talk normally after the procedure.
Depending on the shape of your face and your aesthetic goals, your doctor can insert the right implants in different parts of your chin and jawline to get the exact changes you desire. In many Chin Implant surgeries, the implanted piece is crafted from a biocompatible material, like silicone, to perfectly adhere to your jawline. There are many materials available to choose from to make sure you have the best outcome possible.
Chin Implant surgery can also be combined with other procedures, such as neck liposuction or rhinoplasty (nose job) to give you a completely satisfactory overall appearance. Keep in kind that adding procedures will also add to the cost, length and recovery time of your surgery.
Chin Implant Candidacy Factors
If you have a normally functioning jaw, then you should be a good candidate for this procedure. Other attributes that plastic surgeons look for in candidates are:
- You are an adult
- Your are a nonsmoker (smoking interferes with the body’s natural healing processes)
- Your are in good physical health
- Your weight is stable
Consultation with a facial Plastic Surgeon will help both you and your doctor to successfully plan your Chin Implant surgery, and define your exact appearance goals. During consultation, your doctor can answer any other questions you might have concerning the procedure, recovery period and outcomes.
Choosing A Plastic Surgeon
To achieve best results, you need to find a Board Certified plastic surgeon with experience performing Chin Implant surgeries. When you speak to your doctor, be honest about your current state of health and aesthetic goals, and keep your expectations realistic.
Dr. James Aronovitz has over 25 years of experience with Facial and Reconstructive surgeries. He is Board Certified and is a member of the American Academy of Facial and Plastic Reconstructive Surgery.
If you think you might be a candidate for plastic surgery, schedule a consultation today!