Do you have a chin that droops too low on your face or looks sunken? Do you have a chin cleft? Would you like your chin to project outwards more? If your answer to any of these questions is yes, you may need a chin implant.

A facelift focuses on the upper mid portions of the face and also helps to lift up the forehead, cheekbones, and jawline, but it doesn’t really focus on the chin area.

With chin augmentation surgery, we can reshape and re-contour your chin to give you the desired lower-face structure that you are looking for. A well-shaped well-projected chin can enhance your appearance tenfold.

What Is Chin Augmentation?

Chin augmentation is a type of plastic surgery that helps to reshape the chin so that it can be in better proportion to the rest of the face. For chin enhancement, surgeons use chin implants to make the chin bigger or longer.

Chin implants help to increase the size of the chin and change its shape. If your chin is not in proportion to your forehead size and mid-face, then you can go in for a chin implant.

Based on your facial structure, contours, and proportions, your doctor will decide the size and type of chin implant for you.

Are You An Ideal Chin Implant Candidate?

You are an ideal candidate for a chin implant if:

  • You have a recessed chin
  • You have a pointed or squared chin
  • You have a fleshy neck
  • You have a prominent nose
  • You are in overall good health
  • You have reasonable expectations about the results of the surgery
  • You don’t suffer from hypertension or heart problems
  • You don’t take anticoagulants
  • You have not taken Accutane in the six months prior to the surgery. This medication can affect proper bone growth and cause keloid formation.

Types of Chin Implants

Chin implants differ in look and size according to the types of materials used in the manufacture of the product. There are preformed chin implants that are made of silicone or GORE-TEX that are narrowly shaped similar to the narrow chin guard that comes with a sports helmet. However, most chin implants are custom made by your surgeon according to the shape of your face.

The implant is carved to adjust to the shape of your face for a perfect custom fit. Once the chin implant is fitted in, it will make your face look more contoured and your jawline stronger and more prominent.

Sometimes surgeons will use digital imaging to show you how you would look before and after the chin implant is fitted. This is to give you a better idea of whether you would want to choose chin augmentation surgery.

Get In Touch to Learn More About Chin Augmentation

With the help of board-certified plastic surgeons Doctors Matthew Romans and Jeremy Silk, you can get the well-balanced face you deserve. To schedule an informative consultation regarding chin augmentation, contact us today.