There are many ways a person can alter his or her looks through facial plastic surgery, if they so choose. With both surgical and non-surgical cosmetic options now available, any feature of the face can be redesigned to create an overall more attractive look, to improve a specific feature, or for both reasons. There is one procedure that can be performed through a surgery or a series of injections that creates a dramatic effect on the overall face, and that is the chin augmentation.
Though typically performed through the use of a biocompatible, synthetic implant in a procedure known as mentoplasty in the surgical world, a less permanent version is performed through the injection of dermal fillers. These gel-like substances add volume to the chin, though over time dissipate and are absorbed back into the body. The results can be similar, though an implant is a change that will last a lifetime while fillers may only be present for a number of months. In addition to these differences, it is suggested that implants should be used for extreme corrections while injectable fillers typically treat areas that require less volume.
Candidates for Chin Augmentation
Now that you may have an understanding of how changes can be made to the chin, how do you know if you would benefit from chin augmentation? Most often, patients have viewed their side profile and noticed how it may look weak in comparison with others. Perhaps the nose appears over-projected, or the chin appears under-projected. In some cases, the cheekbones, lips or other features of the face appear very prominent in comparison to the chin.
Patients may also benefit from chin augmentation as a secondary procedure to another plastic surgery. It is often the case that a chin augmentation is performed alongside a rhinoplasty or revision rhinoplasty, or a patient requests the procedure afterward. Patients who opt to receive a neck lift can also benefit from a chin augmentation. Though Dr. Rubinstein can greatly improve the look of the neck, a weak jawline will minimize the effects of the surgery. A chin implant can permanently alter the lower portion of the face to create a more refined overall look where each features is part of an aesthetic balance. During a patient-doctor consultation, Dr. Rubinstein can take measurements of the face and determine if a chin augmentation would accomplish the patient’s physical goals and fulfill the correct proportions of volume to create facial harmony.
Dr. Rubinstein is a facial plastic surgeon who practices in the mid-Hudson Valley in Newburgh, New York. Contact the doctor at (845) 863-1772 to learn more about this procedure or the many other cosmetic options available. You may also view Dr. Rubinstein’s before and after chin augmentation photo gallery to see his many impressive results.