Chin implant best option? (photos)
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Chin implant options
Chin implant or thread lift
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27 and my face is starting to sag. I have a lot of extra neck skin and just loose jaw area skin.
Following the beauty principles outlined in my book on face and body beauty, women look the most feminine, youthful and attractive with heart shaped faces. Heart shaped faces have cheeks that are full and round in the front. Cheek augmentation with a dermal filler or using cheek implants for a permanent enhancement will create full, round cheeks that will feminize the entire face. It's important, when using a dermal filler to shape the cheeks, to avoid placement on the outsides of the cheeks as this will widen and broaden the face which is not a feminine characteristic to the face.
'Jowls” are sagging facial tissues and an indication for some form of a SMAS facelift. The underlying SMAS layer, of the face, must be dissected, lifted, trimmed and re-sutured (not merely folded or suspended with threads or sutures that will not last). The excess skin is then removed and the facelift incisions closed.
My most popular facelift is the minimally invasive, short incision facelift that has all the benefits of more invasive facelifts (traditional, mid-face, deep plane, cheek lift and subperiosteal facelifts) but with these added benefits:
- very small incisions
- minimal tissue dissection = less bruising and swelling = rapid recovery
- can be performed in 90 minutes or less, with or without general anesthesia
- no incisions within the hair = no hair loss
- excess fat can be removed
- excess skin removed
- cheeks, chin and jaw line can be augmented with dermal fillers (I prefer Restylane Lyft) or facial implants
- most patients fly back home to parts all over the world in as little as 3 days post-op
Hope this helps.
Candidate for a Chin Augmenatation
Judging from your photos, a chin implant would not be the best option to provide a more youthful look. You look like a good candidate for noninvasive skin tightening procedures and fillers or fat transfer.
Consult with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon to discuss your options.
Best of Luck,