Chin Augmentation Gives Your Face Better Definition
One of the ways that beauty is defined in a person’s face is through balance. The better the balance, the more attractive a person appears. Good balance in the face is achieved by have facial features that are proportional and well-defined. When one of the features doesn’t meet these requirements, the whole face can be thrown out of balance. A facial feature that commonly has this problem is the chin. Chins that lack definition have a weak appearance that doesn’t contribute to the overall harmony of the face. Thankfully, this problem can be corrected with a chin augmentation.
What is a Chin Augmentation?
Whenever something is augmented in plastic surgery, it is being increased in size and/or volume. A chin augmentation involves increasing the size of the chin so that it can be better defined and a more prominent feature. This usually involves inserting a material into the chin and jaw area through a small incision.
What Kind of Materials are Used in a Chin Augmentations?
There are a few different options for augmentation, including synthetic implants, dermal fillers, and bone grafts. The type of material used in your procedure will depend on what your chin needs and your surgeon’s personal preference. A skilled surgeon will be well practiced in using a variety of materials.
Synthetic implants are typically made out of silicone because they are easy to shape and insert. They’re also flexible and have a great history of reliability. Other synthetic material choices include Gore-Tex and Med-Por, which are sturdier than silicone and capable of integrating into the body’s existing tissues, reducing the risk of implant migration. Once the implant is chosen and shaped, the surgeon can insert it through a small incision that made just under the chin or through the inside of the lower lip. After the implant is inserted, the surgeon can move the implant into position before closing up the incision.
Other surgeons prefer to start their patients out with dermal fillers as a means of augmentation rather than heading straight into using an implant. This is usually for patients whose chins don’t require a significant increase in size right away. There are a few different options for dermal fillers; again, the choice will depend on your surgeon’s personal preference and your individual needs for the procedure. This is the least invasive form of chin augmentation and just involves a few injections into the right place on your chin.
For severely weak chins, it is possible to use a bone graft as part of the augmentation process. The bone is harvested from the patient, usually along the jaw bone, then placed at the chin and attached with screws. However, this option is very rarely used as it requires more extensive surgery and recovery time
How Can I Find Out if Chin Augmentation is For Me?
Ideal patients for chin augmentation are in good health but have a weak or less prominent chin that disrupts the overall balance of their face. If this sounds like you, or if you feel like your chin and jaw could benefit from some contouring and better definition, then you could be a great candidate for chin augmentation.
To find out for sure if this procedure is right for you, you should schedule a patient consultation with a skilled plastic surgeon. During your consultation, the surgeon will assess your chin and jaw and discuss your goals for your appearance. They will also go over your medical history to make sure that there isn’t anything that could potentially interfere with the procedure. After getting all the necessary information, the surgeon will go over a possible plan for surgery!
Chin Augmentation from Dr. Shapiro
Dr. Daniel Shapiro of Scottsdale, AZ has been a plastic surgeon for almost twenty years. He is board-certified with the American Board of Plastic Surgery and performs in a wide variety of procedures for the face and body. Known for his cutting-edge techniques and natural-looking results, Dr. Shapiro is an ideal choice for your chin augmentation surgery.
If you would like to schedule a patient consultation with Dr. Shapiro, call his practice at (480) 451-1700, Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm.