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BEAUTY IN balance


Facial harmony is a crucial aspect of beauty, and a balanced chin plays a significant role in achieving it. Fortunately, advancements in cosmetic surgery have made it possible to improve the appearance of the chin with implants and other procedures.

Chin implants, also known as chin augmentation, are a popular cosmetic procedure that involves placing a silicone implant to augment the size and shape of the chin. Chin implants come in different shapes and sizes to suit other facial structures and aesthetic preferences. The procedure is usually performed under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia, and it takes about 30 to 45 minutes to complete.

Before the procedure, the surgeon will examine the face and chin to determine the ideal implant size and shape. They may also take measurements and photos and use computer imaging to simulate the expected outcome. The surgeon will then make a small incision under the chin or inside the mouth to insert the implant. The implant is positioned over the existing bone to create a more prominent and balanced chin. Once the implant is in place, the incision is closed with sutures, and a bandage is applied to the chin to reduce swelling and bruising.

Chin implant surgery is an effective procedure with a high success rate. However, like any surgical procedure, it carries risks and potential complications, such as infection, bleeding, implant shifting, and nerve damage. Patients should discuss the potential risks and benefits with their surgeon and follow all pre- and post-operative instructions carefully to minimize complications.

In addition to chin implants, other cosmetic procedures are available to enhance the appearance of the chin and jawline. One procedure is genioplasty or chin reduction surgery, which involves reshaping the bone of the chin to improve its size and shape. Genioplasty is recommended for patients with a protruding chin or an overly prominent jawline that impacts their facial balance and harmony.

Another procedure is submental liposuction, which involves removing excess fat from the chin and neck area to reduce the appearance of a double chin. Submental liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure usually performed under local anesthesia with sedation. It involves making a small incision under the chin and using a cannula to suction the excess fat. The procedure takes about 30 to 45 minutes, and patients can resume their normal activities within a few days.

There is also Kybella, an FDA-approved injectable treatment for reducing submental fat. Kybella contains a naturally occurring substance called deoxycholic acid, which dissolves fat cells when injected into the chin and neck area. The treatment involves a series of injections, and the number of treatments required varies depending on the patient’s needs. Kybella is a non-surgical procedure that requires little to no downtime, making it an excellent option for patients who prefer non-invasive treatments.

Chin implants, genioplasty, submental liposuction, and Kybella are all effective options for enhancing the appearance of the chin and jawline. However, patients should consult a board- certified plastic surgeon to determine the best choice for their needs and goals. With the proper procedure and an experienced surgeon, patients can achieve a more attractive and balanced facial profile.


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