Throughout history, a prominent chin has stood out as a sign of both beauty and strength. A chin implant, or chin augmentation, is a common surgical procedure that helps thousands of individuals enhance their appearance every day by modifying the unique contours of their face.
Usually, chin surgery is performed to enhance a weak chin or to sometimes balance out other key facial features, including a prominent nose. Today’s cosmetic surgeons typically use a chin implant to enlarge the chin. Besides cosmetic chin augmentation, facial implants are another common way to give the cheeks a boost, especially for higher cheekbones. Cheek implants can be used together with chin implants or some other type of facial enhancement including rhinoplasty (nose job) or a facelift to gain facial symmetry.
Who is a Good Candidate for a Chin Implant?
If your chin appears too small when compared to your other facial features, you may benefit from having a chin implant procedure. For instance, a chin implant can potentially make your nose look smaller or enhance your neckline, and, therefore, balance out the entire face. A chin implant can also improve a fleshy neck and a rounder face.
The ideal candidates for chin augmentation are people with receding or weak chins with a normal bite in terms of their dental structure. Realistic expectations of feeling and looking better following surgery should always be discussed with Dr. Thomas Funcik prior to getting any surgery, remembering that the end goal is improvement, rather than perfection. Your overall facial profile can be properly balanced out by extending your chin in proportion to your nose. The appropriate chin size can be adequately determined by its position in relation to the patient’s lower lip. If an imaginary line is drawn straight down from the patient’s lower lip, you can see where the position of the chin rests in proportion to the line, and therefore determine if a chin implant is necessary.
Chin augmentation adds a great deal of definition to the jaw while balancing the overall appearance of a somewhat prominent nose. Chin augmentation is often used together with rhinoplasty for an optimal aesthetic effect in addition to lip augmentation and cheek implants for a more balanced face overall.
Chin Augmentation Surgery
Chin augmentation surgery makes use of a chin implant to supplement the current bone located in the front of the jaw just below the teeth. The implant is integrated into the skin and provides a permanent boost to both the definition and strength of the chin. A chin augmentation technique can provide patients with a well-proportioned and pleasing appearance that looks 100 percent natural.
In general, chin implants add substantial proportion to the chin while providing balance and symmetry to all other facial features. Many times, a weak chin will make the patient’s neck look heavier and somewhat fleshy. It can also emphasize a normal sized nose or can make a prominent one seem extremely large. Chin implant surgery can bring all facial features into better harmony for a more pleasing look overall.