What is a weak chin / jaw line and what can you do about it?Posted on October 15, 2020
Create a Stronger Jaw Line With Injections or Chin Implants
A chin that is set far behind the upper jaw is called a “retruded” or “recessive” chin. This type of a facial structure tends to cause the jaw line to appear weak and can make you appear less attractive. Chin implants cosmetic surgery is a safe and proven way to correct this condition.
Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Kim provides chin and jaw line enhancement surgery to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA, and surrounding communities.
Surgery or Injections for Weak Chin and Jawline
Several types of plastic surgery and a few non-surgical procedures are possible to correct a weak chin and jawline. They include:
- Chin augmentation surgery: This involves the use of skin implants to make the jaw line appear stronger.
- Sliding chin genioplasty: This is a more extensive surgical procedure used for severely affected chins.
- Liposuction: This removes fat from below the chin to do away with the “double chin” appearance.
- Kybella injections: Injections are used to give the jaw a horizontal position, making it look stronger.
Chin Implant Surgery
Plastic surgeons prefer to use chin implant surgery in most patients with a weak chin and jawline. They make an incision inside the mouth and insert the chin implant through it, and then position the implant on the lower mandible. The cut is closed with sutures and because it is within the mouth, no external scars are visible.
When patients present with severely retruded chins, the surgeon will choose a procedure called sliding genioplasty. This involves more extensive surgery than a chin implant and recovery will take longer too.
Customized Chin Implants
The most skilled cosmetic surgeons will run multiple image scans for your chin and jawline to determine the exact aesthetic problems. Based on your specific cosmetic goals and the practical limitations of your chin and jaw anatomy, they will craft a customized chin implant made of biocompatible silicone to give you a strong chin and jawline.
Other Procedures for a Shapely Chin
Besides chin implant plastic surgery, surgeons make use of other procedures to enhance a weak jawline and chin. Jaw lengthening surgery is one such possibility. A neck lift is sometimes used. Some surgeons choose a chin liposuction to deal with the extra fat below the chin.
All these procedures may be performed either alone or in combination with chin implant surgery to give patients the chin and jaw appearance they desire. Some people try to correct a weak jaw line and chin with mouth exercises. This generally does not yield the desired results because the bones and tissues of the chin region do not yield themselves to correction by exercise.
Chin Implant Surgery Benefits
Persons with a weak chin and jawline find that chin implant surgery makes a drastic difference to their overall facial appearance. The stronger jawline adds vertical balance to the face, and improves your smile.
When there is better harmony between the upper and lower jaws, it adds to the symmetry of your face and makes you appear more attractive. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. David Kim receives patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA, and nearby areas for chin and jaw line contouring procedures.
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