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 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. 

Chin Augmentation: Cosmetic Surgery Highlight

It was reported by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons that chin implant surgery was the fastest growing cosmetic surgery in 2011, up 71%, with over 20,000 people opting for the cosmetic surgery. People seek chin augmentation for different reasons. Chin implant patients are usually looking for more balance within their facial features because they feel their chin looks “weak” in comparison to their nose. Others want to sharpen their jawline which may have weaken or sagged with age. Nowadays, with chin implants on a sudden upswing, there may be more reasons than the above for wanting a “stronger” chin and experts say that may be due to technology.

These days most Americans have a computer in their home and many work with a computer on a daily basis. Computers make video chatting an easy way to conduct personal conversations and business meetings. People are allowed to not only see the person they are chatting with on their monitor but can also view themselves during the conversation. With the prevalence of being able to view one’s own image, not only on video chat but also in all the pictures snapped by friends and family and uploaded to social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter, the need to be “camera ready” all the time is steadily rising. Those who seek chin implants often feel that their image on the computer looks unbalanced because of a saggy or double chin, or their features don’t look sharp because of a weak chin.

The other technology culprit people are pointing to is the constant use of smart phones. Constantly staring down at a smart phone, whether reading a text, answering an email message, or playing a game, shortens the neck muscles and increases the gravitational pull on the jowl area which can result in saggy jowls and double chins.

A chin implant can look very “natural” while still achieving a more balanced appearance. Dr. Perkins uses soft-solid alloplastic implants made of a soft silastic material that can be custom cut and shaped, without the possibility of leakage, to make the implant distinctly fit the person it is being used on. The alloplastic implants are well-tolerated and, if ever desired, reversible. Most patients say that pain is mild to moderate and easily controlled with oral medications. The patient will be place on antibiotics to prevent infection.

Book a chin implant consultation with Dr. Perkins at Cosmetic Surgery Center by calling 805-563-0000.

Cosmetic Neck Lift Surgery and Chin Implant Surgery Can Take the “Weight” Off a Person’s Face

Santa Barbara cosmetic surgeon Dr. Terry Perkins treats each patient on a case by case basis. When a person comes in for a plastic surgery consultation, Dr. Perkins takes the time to evaluate each person’s facial structure and listen to their “wants” so he can best meet their needs.

Most patients, who are not affiliated with the plastic surgery industry, come in and assume that a full face lift is the answer to relieving a “heaviness” in the face. More often patients are surprised to find out that a full face lift is not necessarily the answer to achieving their goals.

For example, when patients come in and express feelings about how their face looks “too full” and lacks “angles” Dr. Perkins may suggest a neck lift surgery, not a face lift. As a person ages, and depending upon their genetic make up, the neck area can sag and accumulate fat. Neck lift surgery involves three small incisions, two behind the ears and one in the chin area, and often muscles are tied to make a “sling” effect to better support the area. Patients are amazed at how different their face looks and often find that people think they have lost weight.
Another option, dependent upon the person’s facial structure, for someone who wants more “definition” to their face is chin implant surgery. A “weak” chin can cause facial imbalance making features are not as “sharp”. Chin implant surgery involves placing an implant, available in different sizes to best suit the person, in a pocket that is made in the muscle of the chin area. As with neck lift surgery, chin implant surgery can have a dramatic effect on the face, “balancing” their features so they develop more “definition”.

Dr. Perkins has been performing aesthetic cosmetic surgery in Santa Barbara for more than 30 years and has an expert eye for determining the type of facial rejuvenation a person may need. His cosmetic surgeries give patients a rested, “non-operated” look.

Dr. Perkins sees patients at his Santa Barbara medical office (Cosmetic Surgery Center) near to Cottage Hospital. Call 805.563.0000 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Perkins.