Chin augmentation, also referred to as chin implant surgery or mentoplasty, is a facial plastic surgery that can create a larger, more projected or more prominent chin in individuals who desire more definition in this facial feature. There are a number of ways the surgery can transform the face and enhance a person’s confidence.
Chin Implant Benefit #1: Results are Permanent
When a chin implant is fixed into place atop the natural chin, the aesthetic results are long lasting. The implants may be composed of different biocompatible materials, some of which become interlinked with the existing bone in the area. The chin is a part of the mandible, or lower jawbone. While jaw surgery is an option, the treatment plan is more extensive and requires a much longer healing period, and typically involves more discomfort. Through chin implant surgery, patients can enjoy the same permanent benefits through a less involved procedure.
Chin Implant Benefit #2: An Improved Side Profile
Patients interested in undergoing a chin implant procedure are often uncomfortable with their looks from a side view. The nose may be large, the chin may be recessed, or both, resulting in facial imbalance. By harmonizing the features from this view, Dr. Rubinstein can enhance the look of the face from all angles, especially the profile view.
Chin Implant Benefit #3: A Refined Jawline
Plastic surgery of the chin not only strengthens the look of this facial feature, but because the underlying structure is altered, the jaw can appear improved as well. Jaw implants exist, but may not be necessary following this surgery depending on the size of the chin implant and where it is positioned. A strengthened jawline can enhance masculinity or femininity, as requested.
Chin Implant Benefit #4: Balancing out a Strong Nose
Many people are born with a prominent nose, and may not wish to change this distinguishing characteristic. If patients opt to undergo a rhinoplasty (cosmetic nose job surgery), Dr. Rubinstein may be conservative with the tissues for varying reasons. In both circumstances, a chin implant can balance the nose and create an attractive relationship between these facial features.
Chin Implant Benefit #5: A More Confident Appearance
Regardless of how a person improves internally, once the external version has been restructured, a patient will appear self-assured. From a biological perspective, the chin plays a role in attractiveness, and can even make a woman appear more feminine, and a man appear more masculine by reshaping the lower third of the face. Different hormones aid in facial contouring, and create attractiveness to the opposite sex for the purpose of eventual reproduction. In addition, a strong chin or jawline helps a person appear grown-up, in part because these hormonal changes occur during puberty.
Chin Implant Benefit #6: Increase Confidence
In the same way that people change their hair color and style, apply cosmetics, and wear fashionable clothing, facial plastic surgery can enhance a patient’s self-esteem and appeal. While it may be hard to not care what others think of you, most people want to fit their own version of what is attractive. Once a person feels pleased with the exterior of his or her being, it is much easier to feel confident.
Chin Implant Benefit #7: Natural Results
Some patients hesitate to undergo a chin augmentation because they do not want a chin implant to make them look like a caricature of their former self. In reality, chin implants can look very natural. Implants are available in a variety of shapes and sizes, and can vary in material. They are designed to be permanent fixtures under the skin, and may become a part of the patient’s anatomy. During the doctor-patient consultation, digital enhancement software can provide patients with realistic results to assist in their aesthetic decisions.
Chin Implant Benefit #8: Non-Surgical Options
If a patient is not yet ready to commit to a facial plastic surgery or is constrained by a budget, a non-surgical chin augmentation is a great introductory procedure. Performed by cosmetic dermal injections like Radiesse® that add volume to the chin, the procedure can be performed in Dr. Rubinstein’s office while the patient is fully awake. There is minimal downtime, if any, and the results can last for many months. A non-surgical chin augmentation is not a permanent procedure, but patients can enjoy results with less commitment and financial investment. It should be noted that a surgical chin augmentation completed with implants offers more significant improvements in cases where the chin is especially recessed.
Chin Implant Benefit #9: Various Options to Suit All Patients’ Needs
As previously mentioned, chin implants are available in different shapes, sizes, and materials to provide each patient with a highly customized new feature. A semi-solid silicone implant is a popular option, though others do exist. During your consultation with Dr. Rubinstein, he can discuss all of the possibilities and the material that he has had the best surgical experience with.
Chin Implant Benefit #10: Discreet Incisions
A chin implant may be inserted through a small incision under the chin or inside the lip, both of which are concealed during day-to-day interactions. For some patients, the decision to undergo an elective surgery is a highly personal decision they do not wish to share with others. A hidden incision ensures privacy, and eliminates self-consciousness following the procedure.
Dr. Rubinstein, MD of the Hudson Valley Area
Doctor Rubinstein, a practitioner in Hudson Valley, New York for nearly two decades, is an expert in facial plastics and sinus disorders. As an ENT doctor and facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Rubinstein approaches each patient with a multifaceted style toward health and wellness. Through education and skill, the doctor designs each treatment plan to ensure the facial feature is operating properly with improved aesthetics. Doctor Rubinstein is double board certified through the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, is a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery, and is an Assistant Professor at New York Columbia Presbyterian Hospital.