The dimensions of the chin can have a profound impact on the aesthetics of a face, playing an important role in the overall silhouette and symmetry of the face. Balanced and proportionate facial features are paramount to a beautiful appearance, so a weak or receding chin can affect overall facial structure.
Procedures for chin augmentation by a skilled facial plastic surgeon in Nashville can help to reshape, reposition, and refine the chin for a more natural and attractive facial profile.
Both surgical and non-surgical chin enhancement methods have their advantages. So, below we address each to help you better understand each method while deciding which procedure is right for you.
Chin Implant – Surgical Option
Chin implants can increase the forward projection of the chin, provide augmentation of the depression between the chin and jowl – or both. Performed using local anesthesia and light sedation, a chin implant takes approximately 30-45 minutes and heals within 1-2 weeks. You can learn more about the procedure and the recovery process in our related blog post.
Chin augmentation is often performed in conjunction with a facelift and/or neck lift or in conjunction with a rhinoplasty to improve the overall proportions between the nose and chin.
Non-Surgical Chin Enhancement
Some dermal fillers can safely correct a weak profile or receding chin without the risk and downtime associated with surgical implants to help facial symmetry and balance.
KYBELLA™ is the first and only FDA-approved non-surgical treatment that contours and improves the appearance and profile of a moderate to severe ‘double chin.’ The active ingredient in KYBELLA® is synthetic deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, KYBELLA® destroys fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin permanently. Each treatment session with KYBELLA™ is typically 15-20 minutes.
Let the experienced professionals at Youthful Reflections help you ‘Love Your Reflection!’ To talk about your best treatment options with an experienced facial plastic surgeon in Nashville, contact us online to request a consultation or call us at (615) 942-8016 to schedule an appointment.
During your free initial consultation, we will evaluate your unique needs, concerns, and desired end results, and explain each available procedure in detail. You can view before-and-after photos so you know exactly what to expect from each treatment.