Did you know there are three central elements of the face? These structures are used to define facial symmetry and balance and, in many cases, facial beauty. These three structures are the nose, eyes and chin.
And while procedures to treat imperfections in the nose or signs of aging around the eyes are in demand, many people are also seeking surgery to help reshape their chins with chin augmentation using implants.
Why Choose Chin Reshaping?
As we mentioned, the three central facial elements – the nose, eyes and chin – are critical to balance and proportion in your appearance. When one of these features is out of balance, the results can be aesthetically unappealing and even contribute to stereotyping.
When a chin is too small, it can be perceived as weak. If your chin is too prominent, it can be characterized as strong or powerful. However, a very prominent chin can be deemed unattractive or even “witch-like” on a woman.
What Are the Reasons for an Out-of-Proportion Chin?
There are many reasons a chin can become out of proportion, including injury, facial growth problems and even genetics. When you schedule an appointment with Dr. Jack Peterson for a consultation, he will examine your entire face to determine the cause of your chin being too small or too big.
One way he can determine the cause of your facial disharmony is to look at how your teeth come together. If your bite is off, it could mean that your jaw did not properly develop, which means your chin could be set too far back. If this is the case, you may need to talk to an orthodontist or dentist specializing in facial growth.
How Can a Chin Imbalance Be Treated?
One way is through chin implants. Dr. Peterson offers patients seeking to improve the appearance of their small or “weak” chins an option to bring balance to their face with chin implants.
Chin implants can increase the size and projection of a chin that does not naturally project in proportion with your forehead and mid-face.
Can Chin Implants Be Combined With Other Procedures?
Yes, both men and women often choose to have their chin-implant procedure while also having rhinoplasty, or nose-reshaping surgery.
The chin implant is also frequently combined with cheek implants, face-lift procedures and blepharoplasty, or eye-lift surgery.
Patients frequently choose to combine procedures like nose surgery, chin implants and other facial procedures to bring proportion to the face and fight the signs of aging. The bonus of combining procedures is that you get your desired look sooner rather than later. Also, you only have to undergo anesthesia once instead of multiple times with multiple procedures.
What Are the Benefits of Chin Implants?
Yes. Chin implants can improve the appearance of a small chin and enhance your overall appearance. Other benefits include:
- Strengthening a weak, underdeveloped chin
- Achieving a more attractive triangular shape to your jawline
- Increasing the width or height of the chin
- Minimizing the appearance of loose skin along the jaw or a double chin
- Bringing balance and proportion to the nose and chin
- Reducing chin dimples
What Should I Expect During My Chin Implant?
After scheduling your chin-implant consultation, Dr. Peterson will talk to you about your concerns and goals for your chin or face.
He will go over your procedure in detail and design a plan to meet your needs.
Dr. Peterson will also answer your questions and talk to you about the post-op recovery time.
Synthetic chin implants are used in the procedure. During your surgery, Dr. Peterson will make a small incision beneath your chin or inside your mouth to place the implant. After the implant is placed, your incision will be stitched closed.
The chin-implant procedure is an outpatient surgery, which means you will be able to go home after treatment. You may have some swelling and bruising after your chin implant, but these side effects will go away in time.
After your chin implant, you will be able to eat and drink as usual.
Recovery time can range from one to two weeks.
After one week, you will return for a follow-up visit to ensure that you’re healing correctly without complications.
Are you interested in learning more about chin implants? Find out if chin reshaping is right for you by calling Dr. Peterson today to get more information or schedule a consultation.