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 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.

Patient of Dr. Perkins:
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. 

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.