According to the most recent statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS), the popularity of facial contouring procedures, specifically those that target the chin and jaw, has significantly increased over the past several years. Some seek to emulate the elegantly angular profile or plump cleft chin of celebrities while others seek to affect a more commanding and authoritative presence in the workplace with a stronger chin and firmer jaw line. In any case, the surgeons of Atlanta Plastic Surgery, PC perform facial contouring procedures that can help you achieve your aesthetic goals.
Facial sculpting is ideal for those interested in a fundamental change in the shape and balance of their face to achieve a wider and stronger jaw line, higher cheekbones, or added length and proportion to a smaller chin. Reshaping the chin, either by enhancement with a chin implant or by reduction surgery on the bone can help provide a harmonious balance and proportion to your facial features, particularly when performed in combination with rhinoplasty (nose surgery). Jaw contouring procedures can further augment the overall aesthetic effect by either increasing the size of the lower area of the face, by giving the jaw a more angular and masculine look, or by reshaping the area to look smaller if a patient feels their jaw is too prominent.
Our providers place chin implants by making incisions either inside the lower lip or externally, in the skin under the chin. The skin is then lifted off the chinbone to make a pocket large enough for a custom designed implant. The implant is placed within the pocket and stitched into place. In some cases the bones of the face can be cut or moved to lengthen the chin and add projection. Some cases may use bone, tissue, and fat from a patient’s own body rather than implants to reduce the risk of allergic reaction, surgical rejection, or post-operative infection.
It’s important to remember that all of our faces are asymmetric to some degree and so your results may not be completely symmetric. The goal is to create balance and proportion. In order to enjoy the best possible surgical results from your cosmetic procedure, you should carefully discuss your expectations with your surgeon.
If you are interested in learning more about Atlantic Plastic Surgery or any plastic surgery procedure our providers perform, contact us at one of our Atlanta, Alpharetta, Cumming, or Newnan offices. Also, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the latest news.