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October 2018 Newsletter

Sculpting the chin to make it more defined doesn’t mean that the chin won’t appear feminine. This isn’t necessarily the case because the lower face can be contoured and sculpted by either adding, or subtracting from certain areas of the face. This can help achieve a more feminine appearance.
Plastic surgery is all about balance, and Dr. Chaboki offers a few options for women who are considering chin surgery.

 

Chin Implants

Chin implants are made from a solid material that is meant to mimic the feel of bone. Unlike temporary fillers for chin enhancement, a solid implant provides greater 3D structure to the face. Chin implants also allow the surgeon to match the unique facial proportions of each patient. This approach can be performed under local anesthesia with sedation.

Chin Liposuction

Another option for our patients is chin liposuction. This method of sculpting involves making a small incision under the chin and behind each earlobe, as fat under the chin is contoured. In addition, tissue tightening occurs gradually after liposuction to help reduce sagging. This method helps better define the neck and jawline too.

Chin Lift

This method of contouring works by tightening loose, sagging skin and loose muscles (i.e. platysma). This option is great for defining the jawline and contouring the neck (when combined with a neck lift). Read how plastic surgery may the best option for those with loose skin in our blog.

A Look at Recovery

A brief period of discomfort and soreness is expected after chin surgery. Most patients take about a week off of work, which is usually enough time for the initial healing of incisions and swelling to subside. It’s important to remember to protect your incision from the sun as this will lead to the best results following the healing process.

 

Read on for more information about the various methods for chin surgery.

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    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.