The chin defines and shapes the face, but with age comes loss of muscle tone and skin laxity, which makes the chin droop and also ages the face. Chin augmentation using implants is one of the most effective ways to restore prominence to the lower jaw. This article takes a look at how surgeons are able to restore jaw definition with a chin implant.
Chin Implants and jaw definition
Chin augmentation using implants is primarily done to improve the symmetry and appearance of the face. Enhancing the chin has a tremendous impact on your profile, because it balances facial features. People with weak or receding chins, who feel self-conscious about their appearance, are among the most common candidates for chin implants.
Ideally, chin implants should restore definition to the jaw-chin continuum, and also improve the contours of the lower half of the face. A chin implant can alter the way you look for the better, by giving you a strong chin projection.
Chin Implant Surgery
Chin implant surgery takes less than an hour to perform. It is done under local anesthesia with sedation. The implant is inserted via a small incision made either inside the mouth, or underneath the chin. The incision is then stitched and dressing applied. Patients can expect minimal swelling, but are typically able to get back to regular activities within 3 – 4 days (learn more).
Chin implant surgery in San Francisco
For more information, contact the Bay Area Laser Cosmetic Surgery Center in Pinole and Larkspur. Call (510) 724-8282 (Pinole) or (415) 461-5755 (Larkspur), and schedule a consultation with Armen Serebrakian, MD. During consultation Dr. Serebrakian will do a complete evaluation of your chin, and also discuss how it’s possible to restore jaw definition with a chin implant.