Benefits of Chin Enhancement
If you are unhappy with your facial profile, perhaps the first place to consider enhancement is the chin. Most people do not see the chin as a problem, but when this feature is brought into proportion with the rest of the face, the aesthetic results can be dramatic and very satisfying. There are many good reasons to consider chin augmentation today, particularly when it is performed by an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Rappaport at Houston Center for Plastic Surgery.
Explaining Chin Augmentation
Chin augmentation is a surgical procedure that enhances the shape and projection of the chin. A weak chin can throw the entire face out of proportion, making the nose look larger or creating a lack of definition between the jawline and neck. By strengthening the chin profile, we can effectively bring balance and proportion to the rest of the face while creating a stronger jawline and a more youthful facial contour.
Chin augmentation may be performed a number of ways, but the most common is through the use of synthetic implants. These implants are both safe and permanent and come in a variety of shapes and sizes to accommodate nearly any facial shape and profile.
Chin Augmentation Benefits
There are a number of reasons why you might consider chin augmentation:
- Strengthen a weak, underdeveloped chin
- Produce a more attractive triangular shape to the jawline
- Increase the height or width of the chin
- Minimize the appearance of jowls or a double chin
- Bring balance to the nose and chin
- Change the appearance of chin dimpling
Dr. Rappaport will discuss your specific concerns and aesthetic goals before determining whether chin augmentation will give you the results you are hoping for. In some cases, you may come in with concerns about another feature like your nose and are surprised to hear Dr. Rappaport say chin augmentation might be the best way to reach your cosmetic goals. By balancing the chin to the rest of the facial profile, other features also come into balance as well.
The face is a complex dance of features that must be in proportion with one another to produce an aesthetically pleasing appearance. For this reason, chin augmentation may be performed in combination with other procedures to ensure a positive balance to the entire facial profile. Some of the procedures commonly performed with chin augmentation include:
- Rhinoplasty (nose reshaping surgery)
- Neck lift or neck liposuction
- Cheek implants
In most cases, these procedures can be performed simultaneously, giving you even more dramatic results with just one time under anesthesia and one recovery period. This prompts many patients to schedule their procedures together, rather than in two separate surgeries.
About the Surgery
Dr. Rappaport performs chin augmentation on an outpatient basis. The procedure can be done using local or general anesthesia and typically takes an hour or two to complete. Incisions are placed underneath the chin where visible scarring will be minimal. Most patients are back to their regular activities within 5-7 days.
Dramatic, Long-Lasting Results
Chin augmentation is a one-time procedure that offers long-lasting and even permanent results. In some instances, osseous genioplasty may be a more appropriate alternative. The procedures are straightforward, safe and very effective when performed by an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Rappaport.
To learn more about the benefits of chin augmentation, contact Houston Center for Plastic Surgery today at (713) 790-4500.