If you’re old enough, you can probably remember movies starring Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas. It was good they weren’t in 3D as the audience members would all have been ducking, thinking their impressive chins would hit them in the face!
Yes, those were chins all men wished they had. Unfortunately, many of us have what could be deemed “weak” chins, with not as much projection or as impressive a profile as we’d like.
The goal of chin implant surgery is to reshape the chin to improve its overall appearance by enhancing or reducing it. Dermal fillers can provide some of these effects on a temporary basis, but chin surgery gives a patient a stronger, more prominent chin permanently.
What happens in chin implant surgery?
Men usually want to beef up their chins, to make them more prominent with a sharper side profile. They opt to have chin augmentation. There are several options available for the patient. Dr. Malamet can make the chin wider or lengthen it to make it appear stronger and more visible. To do this, silicon implants are added to change the profile of the chin. There is an incredible assortment of sizes and shapes; often more than one implant is used.
In the surgery, Dr. Malamet makes an incision either along the line of the lower jaw under the chin or inside the patient’s mouth, depending on the size and rigidity of the implant. It’s important that the implant not shift position, so Dr. Malamet affixes it to the bone or the surrounding tissues, or he creates a pocket to precisely accommodate the implant.
Chin surgery is generally very straightforward and performed on an outpatient basis. There are also temporary augmentation options using dermal fillers to build up the chin. These results, however, only last around six months to a year and then the injections need to be repeated.
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