Your face’s profile can say a lot about you. If you have a strong chin and jawline, it can communicate that you’re a strong and capable person. However, if you have a weaker chin or an undefined jawline, others might not see you in that light.
Our chins and jawlines can tell the world so much about ourselves, even if it might not a realistic reflection. For this reason, many people with weak chins or undefined jawlines might feel self-conscious about their profile. Additionally, having a weaker chin might give the appearance of a thicker neck or even a “double chin,” which can detract from your overall appearance.
Fortunately, you don’t have to accept the chin you’ve been given. At The Langdon Center for Laser and Cosmetic Surgery in Guilford, CT, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Langdon can help you contour and define your jawline with a natural-looking chin implant. Just a simple implant can have a multiple of benefits, including:
- Improved balance of facial features
- A more graceful and refined neck profile
- De-emphasis of jowls
What’s more, a chin implant can help improve a person’s self-confidence, as a stronger or more contoured jawline is an enviable aesthetic standard.
A chin implant is made of medical grade silicone, which is shaped to provide the most natural appearance possible. The implant is placed between the skin and the muscle, and positioned to provide the best results possible. Chin implants can also be coupled with neck liposuction, which helps future contour and shape the jawline. The end result is a harmonious balance to facial features, as well as a highly contoured jawline.
A chin implant procedure is usually done on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia, which completely numbs the chin area. There’s minimal downtime; most people need a day to recover, while swelling goes down after a few days. Stitches are typically removed after a week.