Strong chins are often associated with masculinity. A broad lower face has been attributed to male sexual appeal, and as a key landmark to overall attractiveness it strongly affects how members of the opposite sex view them. As profileplasty, or a combination surgery of rhinoplasty and chin augmentation continues to grow in popularity, more patients have enjoyed the results of strengthening the overall look of the facial structure. Women, too, elect to receive chin implants to add specific contours to their faces.
Progressive chin surgery for women
Though outdated beauty ideals have suggested that women looked most attractive with soft features while men were to look rugged and chiseled, these sweeping stereotypes are no longer relevant to our culture. Each person is born with individual features which include various ethnic characteristics and traits that are more common to each respective sex. Dr. Ran Y. Rubinstein, M.D. of Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists, PC, an expert in facial plastic surgery, practices modern techniques that ensure each procedure is customized entirely to a patient’s own face.
It is because of this approach that women can enjoy the results of chin augmentation. Mentoplasty is no longer a surgery designed for men as it has the ability to create balance amongst the structures of the face while allowing patients to maintain a feminine look. Chin implants come in all shapes and sizes, and add strength to the infrastructure below the mouth. A woman can enjoy a newly shaped chin that complements the other areas of the face and promotes facial harmony. The alterations may be bold or subtle, depending on the patient’s preferences.
Which chin augmentation is right for you
One reason smaller-sized chin implants are more suitable for women is the fact that men have different facial planes. The brow tends to be more pronounced in men, and some prefer the look of broader chins to balance the entirety of the face. Men also tend to have larger noses than women, and chin plastic surgery can create a better relationship amongst the facial features from a side profile view. Though women can look great with strong chins, an implant that is too large may detract from the natural contours of the face.
More selections beyond chin implants
Chin augmentation can be performed alongside rhinoplasty, neck lift surgery, or other procedures of the face, though it may also be the only plastic surgery a person elects to undergo. Chin implants are created from various materials and are available in an array of shapes and sizes. In addition to surgical options, patients can also elect a less permanent chin augmentation through dermal filler injections. This method produces lesser results than an augmentation but may be ideal for both male and female patients who seek only slight changes or are not yet ready to commit to a facial plastic surgery.
A practicing facial plastic surgeon in Hudson Valley, New York and an Assistant Professor at New York Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Ran Y. Rubinstein assists both patients and future surgeons with his specialized knowledge. The doctor is careful to ensure that patients not only look better following treatment, but also feel better after the procedure such as the case with functional rhinoplasty and medical blepharoplasty. Dr. Rubinstein is board certified through the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. The doctor’s state-of-the-art Canfield VECTRA 3D imaging system is an asset to his practice as it allows patients a realistic depiction of surgery results. The device photographs patients to create angled views to promote better communication between doctor and patient. Call Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists, PC at (845) 863-1772 to schedule a visit with the doctor.