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When people think of facial plastic surgeries, they tend to think of facelift surgery, eyelid surgery, and brow lift surgery (forehead lift). While these procedures are all transformative, they do not correct every cosmetic concern on the face.
One of the most common aesthetic concerns on the face is a weak and undefined chin.
A weak chin can detract from your natural facial beauty. While men and women with a weak chin can feel self-conscious about their facial appearance, a chin augmentation using implants or Diamond Facial Sculpting® can easily and successfully correct a weak chin to add more harmonious balance to the entire face.
Still, many people are unaware of the transformative effects of chin augmentation. This blog will provide an overview of chin augmentation to give you a better understanding of this procedure and how it can help you.
How Is Chin Augmentation Performed?
Chin augmentation surgery is a simple and effective cosmetic procedure that can completely transform your facial appearance. A weak chin simply means that your chin is not clearly defined, with the slope of the chin moving directly toward the neck as opposed to jutting out or remaining flat (as is more natural in appearance).
When patients can benefit from significant enhancement, a stock or custom chin implant is used to augment the structure and appearance of the chin. Silicone implants are inserted in front of the chin bone to give a much more natural projection to the chin.
For this procedure, local anesthesia or general anesthesia will be used to ensure that you don’t feel any pain or discomfort. Once the anesthesia has been administered, Dr. Diamond will make an incision inside the mouth or beneath the chin. He will then create a pocket under the muscles, where the implant will be set. The incisions are then closed, and you will be ready to begin your recovery, which generally takes six weeks.
Is There a Non-surgical Option?
For patients looking for more moderate adjustment, a non-surgical option may be available. Dr. Diamond has created Diamond Facial Sculpting® to help patients augment facial features (like the chin) without surgery. This treatment uses injectable dermal fillers; however, instead of being placed just beneath the skin, these are injected deep and can actually alter the appearance of the bone structure.
How Can You Customize Your Chin Augmentation?
One of the many benefits of chin augmentation is that your results are entirely customizable for you and your cosmetic desires. The important thing to realize is that no two people’s chins are the same, which means your results must be shaped specifically for you.
This is accomplished during your chin augmentation consultation with Dr. Diamond.
During this consultation, you will be able to discuss your goals, and Dr. Diamond will evaluate your chin to create a plan for you. Together, you and Dr. Diamond will select the right size and shape implant to use for your chin augmentation.
During both your consultation and your surgery, Dr. Diamond will work to ensure your new chin balances your facial aesthetic.
How Can Chin Augmentation Help You?
As with any plastic surgery procedure, the benefits of chin augmentation surgery are both physical and psychological. Not only will you now have a chin that compliments your entire face (allowing for a more masculine appearance in men and a more beautiful and contoured look in women), but you will also feel more comfortable and confident with your appearance.
Want to Learn More?
If you are interested in learning more about chin implants or any other cosmetic procedure Dr. Diamond offers, schedule your consultation today by calling our Beverly Hills facial plastic surgery office at (310) 859-9816 or using our online form.