Chin Augmentation New Jersey
The chin plays an important role in facial aesthetics, balancing the facial proportions in both men and women. A smaller chin can make the overall face appear shorter, while making the upper facial features like the nose and forehead appear relatively larger. By augmenting the chin, we can balance these proportions, improving the aesthetic harmony of the face as a whole.
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The Female Chin
The female chin influences several factors of facial aesthetics. The first is the overall facial shape, as a shorter chin will make the face appear more circular or boxy. Facial shape is one of the first things that we see when looking at someone’s face, so this can be quite influential to one’s appearance. Another aspect is the nose. Deficiency in the chin can make the nose appear relatively longer in both height and protrusion, even making the nasal hump appear more prominent. Additionally, the chin will influence the size of the lips, as more plumb and prominent lips can look very disproportionate when the overall lower third of the face is much smaller.
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The Male Chin
The male chin might be even more influential to facial aesthetics as it can be perceived as a sign of strength and masculinity. Some males will even wear beards to promote the lower face and jawline for these reasons. The chin will also give a relative proportion to the nose, as a smaller chin can make the nose appear larger and more prominent. In other situations, males may have a chin that can be considered adequate for their facial proportions, but desire an even more prominent or “stronger” chin.
There are 3 general ways of augmenting the chin; fillers, implants, and surgically changing the bony structure.
Filler Chin Augmentation:
This is the simplest and least invasive method of augmentation. A topical numbing cream is applied and the filler material is injected with a small needle. It is a quick and painless procedure. There may be a mild soreness in the area for approximately 1 week. A small amount of bruising can occur, but is not frequent. Dr. Z prefers to use Radiesse for this purpose as it provides the greatest amount of lifting strength and has a good longevity. Although it can vary, the results will generally last over 1.5 years. The more times this is done the more residual results are seen.
Chin implants can be placed in the office procedure room with local anesthetsia, or in an operating room under general anesthesia. These surgical grade solid silicone implants (unlike the liquid / gel used in breasts) are made from a single piece of flexible silicone and do NOT leak. They are safe and stay in permanently. The implants come in a variety of shapes and sizes depending on the augmentation required. The process takes less than 1 hour. A small incision (approx. 3cm) is made under the chin, disguising its visibility. A small pocket is created and the implant slides into place. After the procedure there is mild to moderate tenderness along with moderate swelling for approximately one week. Patients typically do very well.
This is the most invasive route to augmentation. It involves cutting, moving, and securing the bone of the chin with surgical grade screws. This is often performed in more severe cases that cannot be corrected with implants, or in cases where patients are already undergoing jaw surgery to correct oromaxillofacial issues.