Mentoplasty (chin surgery) can help you achieve a more defined jawline, reduce the size of an obtrusively large chin, or even involve implants (genioplasty) that can fix a recessed chin and help balance out your overall facial structure. Research shows that people with balanced chins are perceived as stronger, more confident, and smarter than average.
What can chin surgery improve?
Mentoplasty can help with a number of issues, but there are a handful of primary concerns patients come in with:
- Double Chin – Excess fat surrounding the face and/or neck, giving you extra folds looking like a ‘second chin’. This issue can also be addressed with Kybella or face/neck liposuction.
- Protruding or ‘Long’ Chin – Those with chins that stick out too far can feel they have a completely imbalanced profile, as well as giving off the appearance that your head or face is larger than it is.
- Weak or Recessed Chin – A lack of definition around the jawline can cause the appearance of a lack of chin completely. Although it seems like a small change, balancing out your anatomical structure with a chin implant can drastically improve your facial proportions.
- Dimpled or Cleft Chin – Also called a “butt chin” by some, a dimple in the center of your chin can cause many to feel self-conscious.
- Loose Skin
Whether you’re looking to correct one of these issues, a combination of several, or balance out your entire face with other facial plastic surgery procedures- Dr. Siegel can create natural looking results that suit your own unique facial structure specifically.
What types of chin procedures does Dr. Siegel perform?
Dr. Siegel creates a custom plan for each patient seeking chin surgery in Houston, and covers several major options. Those with an undefined jawline may seek out a chin augmentation, or conversely, those with too large of a chin may opt for a reduction to even out their facial structure. Depending on your individual concerns, Dr. Siegel may also recommend opting for a facelift or neck liposuction to enhance the appearance of your chin either in place of, or in addition to your surgery.
How long does a chin implant last?
Chin implants, also known as genioplasty, is one of the least invasive ways to make a huge change to your overall facial structure. Because it involves moving and using existing bone structure, the results can last a lifetime in theory. However, depending on your age, sun exposure, genetics, and other factors, your skin can still lose elasticity around the jaw and chin. Fat can also accumulate around the chin and neck, giving you a more aged appearance. Luckily all of those can be fixed by Dr. Siegel.