Though many people interested in cosmetically altering their looks can benefit from chin augmentation, many patients remain apprehensive about undergoing the procedure. Chin augmentation can create harmony within a profile, and create a more appealing facial shape. Whether performed on a temporary basis through the use of dermal fillers, or the insertion of a biocompatible implant, the procedure can greatly benefit a number of patients with a wide range of aesthetic concerns. The following are commonly held beliefs about chin augmentation that are often inaccurate.
Issue # 1:
Female patients are hesitant to undergo the procedure, fearing the outcome may be too masculine.
Women have historically been the majority of patients seen by plastic surgeons. Among these women, rhinoplasty and facelift are the most requested procedures; however, chin augmentation has long been disregarded by the most of these patients. They worry that enlarging their chin will make them appear masculine and offset the other delicate features of the face.
These patients may be unaware that chin implants come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and chin augmentation can be performed on a temporary basis by the use of dermal filler injections.
JuvedermVoluma, a popular new filler recently approved by the FDA, can be used to augment the chin and cheek bones and lasts up to two years with a single treatment versus other dermal fillers that typically only last six to 12 months.
Issue # 2:
Chin augmentation may appear obvious, despite the notion that most patients prefer discretion in their individual choice to undergo an elective surgery.
Dr. Rubinstein is able to perform chin augmentation so that it appears as though the patient was naturally born with the ideal contours of the lower part of the face. The doctor is an expert in facial anatomy, and combines science and aesthetics to provide patients with ideal results. Men and women alike are fitted with properly sized chin implants, or are injected with fillers that protrude the chin area to cosmetically appealing lengths to ensure the face appears balanced following the procedure.
Additionally, Dr. Rubinstein offers the Vectra 3D imagining system that helps patients visualize their results before surgery. The 3D imaging system is a state-of-the-art device that photographs patients and provides a preview of the surgery results.
Issue # 3:
Chin augmentation will disrupt the functions of the face or be otherwise unhealthy.
Chin implants are fitted along the inherent contours of the face, and are secured in place so that they act as part of the chin rather than an addition to it. If the procedure is performed with dermal fillers, some of the materials used can be reversed if patients dislike the additional volume to the chin.
Dr. Ran Y. Rubinstein has been a Husdon Valley practitioner for over 14 years and is trained in sinus disorders, nasal issues, and facial plastic surgery. The doctor has formed a practice that combines his medical expertise as well as surgical experience to create permanent changes in patients to make them look and feel great. The physician possesses board certifications from both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, and is an Assistant Professor at New York Columbia Presbyterian Hospital.