When you look in the mirror, you may notice something you want to change. For some people, it’s their nose, the bags around their eyes or maybe wrinkles on their forehead. For other people, it may be their chin.
Some may think their chin is too large and seek to have fat removed while others want a defined look with the help of chin implants. Chin implants can truly transform your jawline and change the look of your face.
What Are Chin/Mandible Implants?
Chin implants are small biocompatible devices that can enhance the contours of the chin, neck, and jawline. The procedure involves placing the implant around a patient’s existing chin bone. This will change the size and shape of the chin. Many times chin implants are placed to give patients a more balanced look with other facial features. Chin implants are often used to help people who think they have a weak or somewhat recessed chin.
The chin implant itself is small and is usually made from silicone. They can vary in size and contour to fit each patient’s chin. Your plastic surgeon will advise you as to which size chin implant is the best for your face. Getting one too small won’t be noticeable while getting one too large will throw off the balance of the other features of your face.
Benefits of Chin Implants
As we mentioned, people who have a weak or recessed chin often seek chin implants. If you feel like your face is out of proportion due to the shape of your chin, you may benefit from chin implants. Chin implants also improve the definition of the neck and jawline. They can also help to reduce the appearance of a double-chin. Oftentimes the double-chin look is caused by a small chin bone.
For some people, chin implants also bring balance to the nose and chin area. They can also increase the height or width of the chin and make the jawline appear more triangular.
Getting implants can supplement this area and make it look more proportionate and reverse the appearance of chin dimpling. Chin implants can also help you feel more confident in your appearance.
Some people who opt for chin implants discover that getting a facelift or other plastic surgery procedure, such as a rhinoplasty, can help to achieve the desired look. The important thing to remember about facial plastic surgery is that many procedures work hand-in-hand. They can complement each other and make the individual procedures more beneficial.
So, while you may start off wanting a chin implant, you may realize that other facial plastic surgeries could suit you as well. Being open to these possibilities is important as you make an appointment for your first consultation. Your plastic surgeon will discuss all of the options and benefits so that you can make the best decision for you. He or she can also advise you as to what is realistic in what you want to achieve and what is not.
It’s important to remember that when you do get a chin implant, it will take some time to see the results. Swelling and pain are usually minimal, but facial and jawline implants can cause more swelling. When you get a chin implant, a dressing will be placed over your chin to prevent the implant from moving.
People usually return to work within a week after their surgery. Once the healing process begins, they can typically begin to see the results. It’s important to note that chin implants are done for both men and women. Anyone who wants to change the appearance of their jawline and improve the proportion of their facial features may be a candidate. It’s best to have an idea of what you want to accomplish and share it with your plastic surgeon to see if it’s possible.
Contact Us for More Information on Chin Implants
If you are considering getting a chin implant and want to learn more about them, contact Dr. Keith Ladner. Dr. Ladner is an extremely experienced plastic surgeon who can consult you about the best options for you. He is also double-board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as the American Board of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery. Call the office today at (303) 253-7686 or go online to schedule a consultation to learn more about chin implants.