Why Chin Augmentation is the New ‘It’ Procedure for Your Face in 2022
If you are dissatisfied with the harmony and balance of your facial features, you’re not alone. Chin augmentation is a procedure that corrects a recessed or “weak” chin and improves the proportions of a patient’s facial structure. For patients whose chin is recessed, implants can help give you greater pride in your appearance and confidence in life.
Find out why chin augmentation is the new “it” procedure for your face in 2022 and why it is gaining popularity. Learn about the surgical and non-surgical techniques to enhance or augment the shape and prominence of your chin. And see how Board Certified Facial Cosmetic Surgeons use their skills and training to change patients’ lives.
What is chin augmentation, and why is it so popular in 2022?
Chin augmentation surgery or genioplasty uses chin implants or jaw surgery to correct and improve the shape, size, and contours of a patient’s chin, jawline, and neck. The chin implant is less invasive and extends a patient’s chin bone to enhance the balance between facial features while retaining their natural facial aesthetics. The most common reason for chin augmentation is to correct the appearance of a weak or recessed chin permanently. It can also address asymmetries, vertical and horizontal dimensions as customized for the patient.
Why does augmenting your facial aesthetics matter?
When you say, “Wow, he is handsome,” or “she is beautiful,” on what are you commenting? As artists, nature, and anatomy demonstrate, beauty is all about symmetry and proportion. Cosmetic surgeons create balance and harmony between facial features to elicit a beautiful aesthetic result when it comes to the human face.
But how can changing your facial proportions make you more attractive? Cosmetic surgeons and artists alike look at the anatomy and structure of the human face using the rule of thirds and fifths.
Facial Symmetry: The Rule of Thirds and Fifths
The rule of thirds and fifths is a guideline technique for composing a sketch of the human face with accurate proportions. Dividing the face into horizontal thirds, the top third is from the hairline to the eyebrows. The second third is between the eyebrows and the base of the nose, and the bottom third goes to the underside of the chin.
Dividing the face into five vertical sections of equal size, the first and fifth sections start at the ear and go to the eye’s outer corner. The second and fourth sections go from the outer corner of the eye to the inner corner of the eye. The third section encompasses your nose and runs between the inner corners of your eyes.
Surgeons use the natural principle of thirds and fifths to help determine the best way to enhance a patient’s facial structure. Dividing the face into three equal horizontal sections and five equal vertical sections creates a template to visualize facial aesthetic corrections or enhancements.
Your Chin may be the Most Important Element to the Structure of Your Face
If there is an imbalance in your facial harmony, surgeons will first look at your jaw and chin bone. Your chin gives your face character, distinction, and vital support to the rest of your facial structure. Harmony of the nose, lips, and chin is a key component of an aesthetic profile.
Patients with recessive chin show aging faster with the lack of support to the jowls and soft tissue. In fact, chin augmentation serves these patients very well as a modality for rejuvenation.
Chin Augmentation Surgery (Chin Implant)
Chin augmentation usually means placing an implant over a patient’s chin bone. Chin implants are made of biocompatible silicone and custom-fabricated to fit each patient’s jaw. The chin implant size depends on the degree of augmentation and the patient’s facial anatomy. Your surgeon will guide you through every step of picking the right implant and ensuring the surgical results meet your expectations.
Other Ways to Augment and Enhance Your Chin
Chin implants are only one of the ways to augment and enhance your facial profile. Your chin might be recessed because of a misalignment in your facial bones. A mandibular advancement procedure is a simple surgery to reposition the facial bones and increase the support from your jawbone and chin. In rarer instances, chin recession results from jaw occlusion or teeth misalignment, requiring orthognathic surgery to realign the upper and lower jawbones. The key is a proper diagnosis by a surgeon who is an expert in the face and can recommend the most appropriate options in every specific case.
Chin reduction surgery is a procedure in which your surgeon reduces the size of your natural chin bone and sculpts it to the shape you prefer. Most patients seek out chin augmentation to increase the prominence of their chin, but some patients desire the opposite. Another way to improve the definition of your chin is by getting the excess fatty tissue removed from below your chin.
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Chin Augmentation is the New “Nose Job”
Yesterday’s nose job is today’s chin augmentation, and people all over the country are living their best lives and feeling more like themselves because of facial corrections and enhancements. It is important to remember that a cosmetic appearance is only a tool for your happiness, but what makes you beautiful comes from within. You deserve to feel as beautiful on the outside as you feel on the inside and let your light shine for all the world to see. Contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Gilbert and see how chin augmentation can improve the balance of your natural facial features.
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