If you’re not happy with the appearance of your face, then you may have considered a number of surgical procedures in the past. One of the most popular plastic surgery procedures, of course, is rhinoplasty, also known as nose reshaping surgery, or a nose job.
While the nose plays a large role in the appearance of the face and can greatly influence its attractiveness, it is not the only feature that deserves attention. Chin implants are a fast-growing segment of the facial plastic surgery industry, but you might be confused as to why. Here are some reasons a chin implant might help improve your appearance.
Chin implants are commonly used to help add definition to a “weak” chin, which is a chin that is under projected. This under projection causes a look that appears soft and undefined. A chin implant is a simple way to give the jaw more definition, projection, and a “strong” appearance.
For an aging and receding chin, facial liposuction techniques may need to be employed in order to achieve the desired results. A “double chin” can be improved using a combination of these techniques. This procedure can also help make sagging neck skin less noticeable.
A “baby face” can make some people feel insecure about their appearance and desire a stronger profile and more angular face. For those who have a naturally round face, a chin implant can help create these angles and add sophistication and maturity to the face. For best results, this procedure may need to be combined with another procedure such as rhinoplasty, facial liposuction, or other facial implants.
Facial balance plays a huge role in symmetry and aesthetic appeal. Since the nose and chin are two prominent facial features, it is very noticeable when they are out of balance with each other. A chin implant, rhinoplasty, or combination can help bring balance and symmetry to the face.
Chin Implants Complement Other Procedures
Chin implants often work best when combined with other procedures. The most popular combination is a chin implant surgery performed at the same time as a rhinoplasty. This is because when the shape and size of the nose is changed, facial balance can change naturally. By inserting a chin implant, the surgeon has more control over the overall look of the face and can give the patient the most balanced and symmetrical look possible.
Chin implants may be combined with a number of facial procedures, including other facial implants, neck lift or facelift, depending on the needs and facial structure of the patient.
How Chin Implant Surgery is Performed
Chin implant surgery is a fairly quick and simple procedure. This is one of the reasons it is often performed while under anesthesia for another surgery. The incision is made either inside the mouth (hiding the scar completely) or in the crease of the chin. An implant is inserted, fitted according to the patient’s facial structure and goals for surgery, and secured to the chin bone.
Following surgery, the patient will need to rest for several days. Most people can return to work within 5-7 days.
An Experienced Facial Plastic Surgeon
If you’re considering a chin implant, combination surgery, or any facial plastic surgery, it’s important to seek out the best of the best in plastic surgeons. Acclaimed, board certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Robert A. Mounsey delivers the best natural and custom results to patients in the Toronto area. Dr. Mounsey is well-known for his expertise and would be happy to speak with you regarding your goals for surgery. Call Revesse at 416.438.2499 to set up your consultation appointment.