Having a weak or protruding chin can really have a negative effect on a person’s overall appearance. However, thanks to chin surgery, facial features can become harmonized and balanced.
Chin surgery, also known as genioplasty, is performed for improving the appearance of a person’s chin. It can be done for correcting issues such as chin excess, chin misalignment or a receding chin. By making a chin more proportional, chin augmentation balances out other facial features.
Advantages of Chin Surgery
This type of cosmetic surgery offers several benefits. Chin surgery improves the appearances of the jowls, which is the lower jaw area, along with the flesh underneath the jaw. It remains in place forever as it’s your own bone that is fixed by new bone and collagen, which is your own glue. Chin surgery can help you to have an overall more proportionate facial profile.
What is Involved in the Surgery?
There are two basic methods used to reshape the chin. One way is by reducing the bone that supports the chin. Another method involves using chin implants to enhance the chin. Several kinds of implants are available. The materials used feel a lot like natural chin tissue, and they come in many shapes and sizes.
During the procedure, our plastic surgeon makes an incision either underneath the chin or inside the mouth. It’s through this incision that an implant is placed, or the chin bone is moved to a new position. The length of the surgery depends on what needs to be done, but it usually takes from less than 60 minutes to up three hours. It all depends on what you are having done.
Who is a Good Candidate for Chin Surgery?
People considered as good candidates for chin surgery are those with a squared, pointed or recessed chin. You’re also a good candidate if you have a fleshy neck or a prominent nose. Ideal candidates are in good overall health and have realistic expectations. They understand that the procedure will alter their appearance, but that it won’t completely change what they look like.
Learn More About Chin Surgery
Don’t continue to feel self-conscious about your chin. Visit Hanemann Plastic Surgery in Baton Rouge to learn more about how chin surgery can benefit you. Whether you are seeking an augmentation or a reduction, our skilled plastic surgeon will help you put your best chin forward. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation for chin surgery.