Chin Augmentation Surgery by Dr. Perkins

Chin augmentation surgery at Cosmetic Surgery Center can be a wonderful anti-aging solution.

When the face ages, elasticity decreases and the soft tissue loses volume. For some, due to genetics or just because, the chin definition becomes noticeably softer. A “weak” – or under-projected – chin can make the nose and/or neck appear larger than they are and can make the overall facial features appear unbalanced. To solve this problem, a small implant can be used to re-create the definition that was once there.

The implant that we use is made from a soft silastic material that can be custom cut and shaped, without leakage, for each individual. The implant is placed in a pocket under the muscle so it is stable and can be removed, at a later date, if desired. The implant is well-tolerated and most patients say they forget that the implant is there.

Not all chins are “weak”. If the chin is too big, augmentation can be done by removing soft tissue or bone to reduce the chin.

Our chin augmentation patients are amazed at the change in their profile and the new relationship between their facial features. Many patients have also expressed that their newly defined chin makes them look like they have lost 10 pounds!

View our before and after chin surgery photos here.

If you are interested in chin augmentation by Dr. Perkins at Santa Barbara Cosmetic Surgery Center, call (805) 563-0000 to schedule a consultation today. 

Chin Augmentation in Santa Barbara

chin-augmentation-santa-barbaraWhen you first meet someone, you may notice the person’s eyes or nose, but rarely will you notice the chin. Although the chin gets less attention than other facial features, it plays a big role within a person’s face by creating balance amongst the forehead, eyes, and nose. For those who have a chin that is within proportions, the chin may never be an issue but for those who have a “weak” chin – meaning that it is less prominent or under-projected – it may detract from the face by making the neck and nose appear larger than they are.

At Cosmetic Surgery Center in Santa Barbara, we can resolve a weak chin through plastic surgery. Chin Augmentation is a surgery that uses an implant to give the chin more definition. The soft silastic material can be custom cut and shaped, without leakage, so the result will look natural for each individual. The implant is place in a pocket under the muscle so it is stable and can be removed at a later date, if desired. The implant is well-tolerated and most patients say that they even forget the implant is there.

If a chin is too big, it can be reduced by removing soft tissue or bone.

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Before and After Photos of Chin Augmentation by Dr. Terry J. Perkins

Chin Augmentation helps to balance the features and profile. I have heard patients who have had chin augmentation say that the change in their face and profile makes them look like they have lost ten pounds!

Call my office (805-563-0000) to schedule a consultation for Chin Augmentation in Santa Barbara.

Chin Augmentation in Santa Barbara

Chin augmentation is a cosmetic surgery that involves using an implant to re-shape the chin area. Although it is rarely discussed in the news (nose jobs and breast implants seem to be the most talked about), a chin augmentation can have a dramatic effect on the appearance.

Most people seek chin surgery because they feel that they have “no” chin (also referred to as a “weak” chin) and that their chin blends into their neck, giving them less of a profile and/or the appearance of a bigger neck. Chin augmentation surgery is a great option because it changes the relationship of the chin to the rest of the facial features.

An implant is usually used to give the chin more definition. We use a soft-solid alloplastic implant that is well tolerated and, if ever desired, can be removed. The soft silastic material can be custom cut and shaped, without the possible complication of leakage, so the result will be natural. The implant is placed in a pocket under the muscle so it is stable and most people say that they forget the implant is even there.

Conversely, if a chin is too big, we can reduce it by removing soft tissue or bone.

Below is a before-and-after picture of a chin augmentation surgery in Santa Barbara that was done by me. View more chin surgery before-and-after pictures on our website.

Chin Surgery Patient of Terry J. Perkins, MD

To schedule a consultation for chin surgery in Santa Barbara, facial rejuvenation surgery, or liposuction, contact my office – Cosmetic Surgery Center in Santa Barbara – at 805.563.0000.

Chin Augmentation Cosmetic Surgery by Dr. Terry J. Perkins

Chin augmentation surgery – also known as a chin lift or chin implant surgery – adjusts the chin “projection” on a person. Many people seeking chin surgery have a “weak” chin that is not in proportion with other features and therefore does not create a well-balanced profile. The “weak” chin may be hereditary, it may be caused by older age (where the jaw line becomes slack and saggy over the years), or, as seen in the last five years, it may be caused by our constant use of technology – smart phones and tablet devices – that always have us looking down. Repeatedly staring down at our phones can shorten the neck muscles and increase the gravitational pull on the jowl area, resulting in saggy jowls and double chins in younger people.

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Before and After Chin Implant

Whatever the reason is, more people than ever are seeking chin augmentation surgery. When Dr. Perkins performs chin implant surgery in Santa Barbara, he does so with the idea that “no two chins are alike” and therefore he uses a soft-solid alloplastic implant that can be customized to fit the person distinctly. Since the chin provides the balance to all features, he will make sure that the just the right amount of projection complements the nose and the forehead for a balanced profile and a natural looking result. The soft silastic material of the implant is well-tolerated, will not leak, and, if desired, can be removed. Most people do not even notice it there.

Conversely, if you have a chin that is too prominent, Dr. Perkins can remove soft tissue or bone to make it proportionate with the nose and neck.

Schedule a cosmetic surgery consultation with Dr. Perkins by calling his office at 805-563-0000. 

Santa Barbara Cosmetic Surgery Highlight: Chin Augmentation with Rhinoplasty

When people think of facial cosmetic surgery, they are usually envisioning face lifts and nose jobs (rhinoplasty), not chin augmentation. Perhaps it is because most people believe that a face lift or nose job surgery has the most impact in improving an appearance. While we agree that having a face lift or rhinoplasty can enhance a face, chin augmentation should not be dismissed.

People who are looking to balance their profile by refining their nose (whether it is reducing a bump, defining a bridge, or narrowing the tip) should also consider their chin and it’s overall affect on their profile. In fact, it is the neck, chin, and nose that work together to make an “aesthetically proportionate” face. So if a person has a nose job to reduce a bump and straighten a nose, but they still have a “weak” chin, then the likelihood of reaching the best aesthetic result is less than if they had augmented the chin as well.  Likewise, if the chin is too big, a person’s profile can also be disproportionate. 
How can a chin be augmented? For a “weak” chin, a small implant can be added that fits the point of the jaw. Dr. Perkins will use a soft-solid alloplastic implant so that it can be customized to distinctly fit the person it is being used on. The soft silastic material of the implant is well-tolerated, will not leak, and, if desired, can be removed. For a prominent chin, bone or soft tissue can be removed to make it proportionate with the nose and the neck. 
If you decide to have both a chin augmentation and rhinoplasty, it can be done simultaneously. You may save money (one procedure instead of two) and will only have one recovery time.
Schedule an appointment with Santa Barbara cosmetic surgeon Dr. Terry Perkins by calling 805-563-0000.