Today more than ever it is obvious the importance we place on prominent facial features.
A strong or a weak chin can influence judgment on the strength of one’s character, leadership
and attractiveness, according to Business Week. So what can you do when the chin you
were born with is less than indicative of the one you want to convey?
Fillers can temporarily produce similar results, but a chin implant is likely the most popular
way for men and women to surgically balance out the features of the face. In fact, reshaping
your chin via a surgical implant can not only improve your chin, but can also improve your
jawline, make your neck more prominent and correct some facial asymmetry or deformities.
And did we mention it can immeasurably improve your ability to FaceTime or take a decent
Getting a chin implant is a surgical procedure meant to reshape the size of your chin by
inserting an implant to enhance and rejuvenate the contours of your chin. An implant
(silicone or polyethylene) will be used to improve the chin features.
Chin implant procedures are typically done under general anesthesia. A cut will be made on
either the inside of the mouth or outside under the chin, creating a pocket in which to insert
the implant in front of the chin bone and under the muscle. Once the implant is in place, it’s
secured to the bone with sutures or screws, and then the opening is stitched up to heal.
Some of the pros are: “Hey! Check out my gorgeous chin!” a renewed sense of confidence,
and facial symmetry. The procedure is also relatively quick to perform and offers nearpermanent
results. Scarring is minimal and barely noticeable, and you should be able to
resume your usual activities after 7 – 10 days.
Having a heart-to-heart with Dr. Pollard, she will help you decide whether a chin implant is
right for you.