Are you unhappy with your profile? When you see a photograph of yourself from the side, do you feel unsatisfied with what you see? Maybe you think that your nose is too big for your face. Or maybe you think that your profile lacks the strength that you wish it had. If you do not like the way your profile looks, you may be a good candidate for chin augmentation. This is a surgical procedure that can make a difference in the structure and appearance of your face.
Understanding Chin Augmentation
When a person has a weak chin, it feels as if their profile is out of balance. Chin augmentation using implants is often seen as a good option for individuals who want to balance out their face and who have normally functioning teeth and jaw development. During the surgery, a biocompatible implant is placed alongside the structure of the lower jaw. This increases or enhances the length of the jaw. It gives a person a more powerful or wider chin and can add some length to the face.
Am I a Good Candidate?
Maybe you feel that your profile is mildly weak. Augmenting the size of your chin with implants might be the best process for you. Maybe you’ve used non-permanent means in order to improve the strength of your chin. Now, you’re looking for something permanent because you know that you want to augment the size and shape of your chin.
To be a candidate for this procedure, you need to be in good health. The end results are going to depend in part on how well you recover from the procedure. The healthier you are, the better you will be able to recover.
This is why during the initial consultation with us, we are going to talk to you about any health challenges you are currently dealing with. Something that can impact the end results of the surgery is whether or not you smoke. Smokers do not heal as quickly as non-smokers. We may recommend that you stop smoking for a period of time and then come in and have the procedure done.
It is important for you to have a realistic idea about what the surgery can and cannot do for you. You should not come into the surgery thinking that it is going to completely change your life or drastically change your appearance. The more realistic you are about what chin augmentation can do for you, the happier you are going to be with the end results.
Would you like to learn more about who are good candidates for chin augmentation? If so, book an appointment at Roy Facial Plastics in Los Gatos. We look forward to helping you get the profile you want. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation!