By Stuart B. Kincaid, MD, FACS
Chin augmentation surgery can be combined with a neck lift procedure to create a stronger profile.
On a recent edition of MSNBC’s TODAY Show, Dr. Oz addressed the growing popularity of a new procedure known as chin plastic surgery. Designed to enhance a weak chin and strengthen the overall patient profile, chin augmentation surgery is swiftly becoming one of the most popular procedures on the market. While both men and women may benefit from this surgery, male patients are particularly drawn to the possibility of a more chiseled jaw line. For those looking to treat themselves to a late Father’s Day present, or just an image upgrade, chin plastic surgery is a simple and effective procedure that can transform one’s profile and turn back the clock on premature aging.
What is chin augmentation surgery?
Chin augmentation surgery is performed using biocompatible implants that are placed over the lower jaw bone structure. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, patients with a mildly weak chin who are otherwise healthy with normal jaw function are ideal candidates for this procedure. Depending on the desired result, chin surgery can enhance the appearance of the chin to make it appear stronger or wider, or even to lengthen the face. Implants are available in multiple shapes and sizes to accommodate each patient’s individual needs. During the surgery, a board certified plastic surgeon will make a small incision – either under the chin or inside the mouth. The procedure takes 30-45 minutes and can be performed in conjunction with other facial plastic surgeries, such as neck liposuction, neck lift or facelift surgery.
For those seeking a permanent solution to correct a weak jaw line, chin plastic surgery is an efficient and safe procedure that can be easily combined with other surgeries and customized to create each patient’s ideal look. When performed alone, chin surgery requires minimal downtime and scarring – patients will be up and moving by the evening after surgery and experience only temporary soreness or swelling (both of which will be aided by antibiotics and pain medications prescribed by your surgeon).
At our La Jolla and Temecula plastic surgery offices, we offer chin augmentation surgery to male and female patients alike, performed using the latest medical technology in one of our clean, safe and nationally accredited surgery centers. My experience as an award-winning board certified plastic surgeon makes it possible for me to offer premier quality services to my valued patients, and I look forward to welcoming new clients to my practice. Visit us from anywhere in Southern California and beyond: our convenient locations make us accessible to patients living everywhere from Carlsbad to El Cajon to Carmel Valley. To learn more about chin augmentation surgery at the offices of Stuart B. Kincaid, contact us today. Simply call our San Diego/La Jolla office at 858-450-4199 or our Temecula office at 951-695-9934, or visit us online:www.skincaidmd.com.