Different Methods of Chin Augmentation
By Brian Kobienia, MD, FACS on July 18, 2013
One of the most interesting things about facial aesthetic is how a change to one part of the face can greatly alter your overall facial appearance. For instance, getting rid of crow's feet, laugh lines, and brow ridges can actually make you look years and years younger. Similar changes to facial aesthetics can be achieved simply by altering the shape or prominence of your nose.
An especially important part of the face that can make a big difference is the chin. When you meet with a plastic surgeon, you can discuss chin reshaping and augmentation surgeries in much greater detail. We'd like to go over just a few of the basics right now.
About Chin Augmentation
Chin augmentation involves the use of chin implants or dermal filler injections in order to alter the shape and appearance of the chin. This is ideal for people who have chins that are not very prominent or are misshapen in some fashion.
There are a few ways that chin augmentation can be accomplished. Let's first look at surgical chin augmentation solutions that use facial implants.
Facial Implant Surgery for Chin Augmentation
Facial implants are used in various kinds of facial reshaping surgeries in order to enhance the overall appearance of the face. Two other common facial implant procedures are done in order to augment the lips and to augment the cheekbones.
These chin implants can be fashioned into many different shapes in order to meet the goals of the patient. When you visit our plastic surgery center serving Minneapolis, we'll be sure to discuss your ideal aesthetic goals in great detail so that we can best meet your needs.
Chin Augmentation Procedure
During chin augmentation surgery, the incision for the chin implant is made either underneath the chin or in the patient's mouth where the gums and lower lip meet. Any additional adjustments to the existing chin structure can be done through this incision.
Dermal Fillers for Chin Augmentation
Dermal fillers can also be used to improve the appearance of a patient's chin. This is a non-surgical alternative to facial plastic surgery that uses injections to add volume to the treatment area. There are many different substances that can achieve volume enhancement, and your surgeon will work closely with you to determine which dermal filler will be ideal for your needs.
The Dermal Filler Procedure
The dermal filler procedure essentially involves the injection of a special dermal filler solution into the chin area. The surgeon will be very careful about selecting the best possible filler to meet your needs.
The Best Option for Your Chin Augmentation Needs
During your consultation, you will be able to learn much more about all of your options for chin augmentation and enlargement. You may even hear about undergoing rhinoplasty as an alternative to chin augmentation. Sometimes altering the prominence of the nose can improve the overall look of the face and add prominence to the chin in the process.
We will answer any and all of your questions so that you can make a well-informed decision about your options for care.
Schedule a Consultation for Cosmetic Plastic Surgery
For more information about chin augmentation, dermal filler treatment, and your many other options for advanced facial rejuvenation and enhancement, be sure to contact our Edina, MN cosmetic plastic surgery practice today. We all look forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve all of your aesthetic goals.
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