Most people are aware of the role that the nose plays in the enhancement of facial profile and facial harmony. However, the importance of chin is often overlooked. The chin plays an equally important role in facial harmony and balance of the face.
Having a small chin can disrupt the overall facial balance. A chin augmentation is a procedure that can make a dramatic difference in facial appearance. Men will gain a more masculine appearance. When a person lacks chin projection, the face is weakened. It can also make the nose look longer than it really is. For this reason, many patients seek chin augmentation surgery.
Chin augmentation is commonly combined with neck liposuction to remove the fat that makes up the dreaded “double chin.” A small incision is made either under the chin or inside the mouth. A sterile silicone implant is placed in front of the bone to increase projection of the chin. The implant is then secured and the incision of closed in layers. Some swelling and bruising is expected and usually subsides after 10-14 days. Once the swelling goes down, the skin drapes smoothly over the implant. The implant themselves conform to the bone and are usually undetectable.