Chin Augmentation ~ Results you can Expect?

a list...telling advantages of a chin implant for augmenting. my chin is so lacking in definition!

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Chin implants are not used often enough. They are safe...

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Chin implants are not used often enough. They are safe and effective and can dramatically improve the appearance of the face.

The chin is almost as important as the nose in an attractive profile, and so chin implants should often be done together with nose jobs.

I often use a chin implant together with a face and neck lift because it is so helpful in creating a clean right angle under the chin and taking up the lax neck skin.

Before you insert the permanent implant, different sizers are used of different shapes and different projections and that is how one determines which is the ideal implant to create the correct contour for the individual patient.

Chin implants are particularly important in men, who look stronger and more handsome with a bold jaw line.

A chin implant is done under local anesthesia, in the office, and there is about 5 days of down time.

Manhattan Plastic Surgeon

Chin Implants

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Chin implant can be one the most satisfying plastic surgery procedures.

Implants placed within specific areas of the chin can improve the contour and projection of the chin.

It  usually creates a great improvement in the facial proportions and makes the good candidate for this operation look younger and more beautiful.

Chin implants can have a dramatic and great improvements in the shape of the face when combined with rhinoplasty and/or liposuction of the neck.

Hope this was helpful.

Dr. Sajjadian

Chin implants can improve a facial profile

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Mentoplasty or chin implant can improve the profile. In patients with a chin asymmetry or retruded chin, an implant offers an opportunity for profile improvement. Other methods to achieve this could include orthognathic surgery (jaw surgery) and this may be the best method if serious malocclusion is present.

The best method to choose the correct chin procedure for you is to visit a surgeon who performs this procedure and to discuss your options. Best of luck.

Robert Mounsey, MD
Toronto Facial Plastic Surgeon

Benefits Of A Chin Implant

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1. Improves the profile view of a face.

2. Relatively simple procedure.

3. Quick recovery.

4. Easily reversible as the implant can be removed.

5. No visible scarring on the face as it is done through a small incision under the chin in a pre existing crease that most people have but never notice it.

6. Not an expensive surgery


Chin augmentation (Mentoplasty)

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A weak chin causes legions to curse their fate, grow beards that become life time disguises, wear concealing scarves and turtlenecks, and try to avoid being viewed in profile. A mentoplasty to improve a weak chin can work wonders. An artful surgeon not only will make the chin more prominent, but will do so in a way that better complements the nose (among other anatomical landmarks) and improves the face’s overall symmetry and harmony, The maxilla and mandible—the upper and lower parts of the jaw—will also be better aligned by a chin implant. It’s rare that I do a chin augmentation without a neck lift or neck lipectomy, which eliminates jowls and slims a wattle.

Chin Augmentation

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Hi there. A “strong” and well-defined jaw and chin have traditionally been attractive physical traits. As such, some patients present with concerns about a weak or recessed chin.
A more aesthetic chin may be achieved by placement of a chin implant. Interestingly, a balanced chin improves overall facial appearance and may actually influence nasal projection.For example, a weak chin may increase the severity of an overprojected nose.
Good overall medical health, as well as realistic expectations, are necessary. It is also key to understand all aspects of the surgery and aftercare. A pleasing, balanced profile can be achieved by inserting an implant to augment a weak chin, resulting in improved facial harmony.
Hope this is helpful. Best wishes.

Anand G. Shah, MD
San Antonio Facial Plastic Surgeon

chin implant for recessive chin

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 When patients have a recessive chin, a chin implant can be inserted under local anesthesia to give further augmentation to the chin for facial balance. The chin implants are manufactured in a number  of sizes and shapes, are composed of Silastic, are inserted through a submental approach, under local anesthesia as an outpatient surgical procedure. 

What results can I expect from Chin implant?

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I have used chin implants for chin augmentation for over 20 years and when using the proper aesthetic judgement (right implant shape and size) this is a highly effective method of creating the proper aesthetic chin shape.  I only use anatomical style, silastic chin implants that are placed through an incison, under the chin and never through the mouth.

Chin Implant (Augmentation Mentoplasty) Results

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The face is divided into thirds. The lower third is dominated by the mandible (lower jaw), of which the chin is part. A common problem is a imbalance of the middle third (dominated by the nose) and the lower third. Frequently, when patients have a Rhinoplasty, they will also benefit from augmenting the chin for better balance. A chin implant can also be performed independently for a recessed chin which gives better facial balance. It can be also linked with liposuction to achieve a better lower jaw line profile. Fortunately, it is a fairly simple procedure with lifelong results.

Harold J. Kaplan, MD
Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Why would anyone want a cheek or chin implant?

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Facial harmony is the sum of a number of factors beginning with the skeleton, then influenced by the muscle, fat, and cartilage under the skin, and finally by the skin itself. In trying to achieve as attractive a face as possible, analysis of the projections and contours created by these structures must be analyzed. This is done by direct physical examination, use of an imaging computer, and occasionally x-rays of the face.

Many studies have been published defining, by mathematical analysis of facial contour, what constitutes an "attractive" face. Although there is great variability and subjectivity in appreciation of facial beauty, there are numerical standards that are usefully applied to facial analysis when planning an operation to change facial features.

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