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|