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.
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.
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.
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