A defined and chiseled chin is a dominant characteristic of masculinity – and it’s also associated with striking femininity. A small or weak chin can make the neck appear “fatty” and undefined. If you’d like to strengthen your profile and enhance your appearance, it’s time to chin up and cheer up at Park Avenue Oral & Facial Surgery, where Dr. Cohen offers two effective options for chin augmentation.
Chin implant surgery, or mentoplasty, is facial plastic surgery that can create a larger, more projected or more prominent chin in individuals who desire more definition in this facial feature.
There are a number benefits to chin implants. Plastic surgery of the chin not only strengthens the look of the chin, but because the underlying structure is altered, the jawline can appear improved as well. Patients interested in undergoing a chin implant procedure are often uncomfortable with their profile. The nose may be large, the chin may be recessed, or both, resulting in facial imbalance. By harmonizing the features, we can enhance the look of the face from all angles, especially the profile view.
When a chin implant is fixed into place atop the natural chin, the aesthetic results are long-lasting. The implants may be composed of different biocompatible materials, some of which become interlinked with the existing bone in the area.
Another benefit of chin implants is how natural they look. They are designed to be permanent fixtures under the skin, and will become a part of the patient’s anatomy. During your consultation with Park Avenue Oral & Facial Surgery, he will use digital enhancement software to provide you with a realistic visual projection of your results to assist you in your evaluation and decision.
The minor operation is performed in our office with IV sedation. The procedure takes approximately 30 minutes and requires a few days recovery. Thanks to new technology in biomaterials, silicone implants are very successful and extremely well tolerated by the body.
The newest chin implants, known as anatomic implants, are natural feeling and follow the contours of the normal jaw line. They come in many shapes and sizes to personalize the aesthetics of each patient. The chin plays a role in attractiveness, and can make a woman appear more feminine and a man appear more masculine by reshaping the lower third of the face.
Another excellent option called sliding genioplasty is a less-invasive surgical procedure designed to correct a retrusive chin and achieve a more aesthetically pleasing facial structure. Sliding genioplasty involves making a cut through the bone of the chin, which is called an osteotomy. By freeing up the bone, Dr. Cohen is able to reposition the area to an ideal orientation.
A small plate, made from titanium, is used to secure the chin in its new position on the jawbone. Small screws are used to hold the plate in place. This simple procedure can dramatically improve the balance, proportion, and harmony of the facial features.
The results from a sliding genioplasty will be permanent and immediately noticeable. As the swelling resolves, the final appearance of the chin can be fully appreciated.
Chin implant surgery and sliding genioplasty are both considered to be extremely safe and efficient. As an experienced surgeon with a renowned reputation for precision, safety and excellence, Dr. Cohen looks forward to helping you determine the best method to enhance your profile and your confidence.