For centuries, well defined facial features have been considered traits of physical beauty. Prominent cheek bones and a strong chin provide balance and definition. For those lacking these natural marks of distinction, or that have asymmetries or congenital defects to these features, chin and/or cheek implants can correct the problem.
The chin is a surprisingly important feature, having a profound aesthetic impact on the face. For example, a weak chin may disrupt facial proportions, creating the illusion of a large nose or full neck, while a chin of proper proportions enhances and complements other facial features. Genioplasty, also known as “chin augmentation surgery” or a “chin lift”, reshapes the chin for improved facial harmony. There are two types of genioplasty: sliding genioplasty (contouring the natural chin bone) and augmentation genioplasty (silicone or ePTFE chin implant).
Similarly, cheek implants can instantly improve the contour of your mid-face creating a subtle lift and additional volume to help restore a more youthful profile.
Who Is a Likely Candidate?
Facial implants benefit patients whose chin size is disproportionate to their other facial features. It can reduce the appearance of a double chin and strengthen the profile to significantly enhance your appearance. It is often paired with other facial contouring procedures such as neck lifts, face lifts, cheek implants and rhinoplasty.
Dr. Reed can advise you of the best approach to your concerns at your consultation.