The Importance of Chin Definition
Chin definition isn’t usually at the top of our beauty list when we think about facial features that make us more attractive
The eyes and lips, followed by contoured cheekbones, usually steal the show. However, the structure of a person’s chin and jawline can make a big difference in the perception of one’s face. A well-structured and contoured jawline with a defined chin can add strength to a male’s face and profile. For females, having a well-proportioned chin means that there is symmetry with the rest of the face, showing an elongated neck with soft lines and contours.
When a chin is not well defined, it is often referred to as a weak chin and can be responsible for a double chin look. An undefined chin can also make the face appear round, small, and receded.
Easy and Safe Solution for Contouring the Chin and Jawline
Dermal fillers for contouring jawline
A quick and easy solution is to use dermal filler such as Juvéderm, Restylane, or Teosyal to produce contouring along the chin and jawline. Dermal filler in the chin area lasts for 6 to 9 months, and the entire treatment from start to finish can be done in 10 to 15 minutes. The results are instantly gratifying, and there is basically no risk of allergic reaction to dermal fillers. This is because the majority of dermal fillers approved by Health Canada are made with hyaluronic acid, a key component that naturally occurs in our body throughout our connective tissues. Therefore, when hyaluronic acid filler is injected, our body sees it as normal and safe. The only downside to this treatment option for a weak chin is that it is not permanent and needs to be repeated at least once per year.
The most popular treatment for permanently addressing a weak chin is the use of a chin implant. This surgical chin augmentation procedure uses a pre-formed silicone or Gore-Tex implant to create definition and structure. The chin implant surgery is very straightforward and simple. The facial plastic surgeon and the patient decide together on a chin implant that best suits the patient’s face. There are chin implants that give a squarer, chiselled appearance, and there are others that give a softer, but more elongated appearance to the overall face. Chin implants range in size from small, medium, and large to extra large. The perfect choice needs to be personalized for each patient, as no face is the same.
The correctly sized chin implant will provide a more balanced overall facial structure
3D Vectra imaging technology
Imaging systems such as the 3D Vectra imaging technology can help a patient considering a chin implant decide on what the best look may be. Imaging technology allows the patient and surgeon to work together collaboratively and create a manipulated photo of the actual patient’s face with an ideal jawline, simulating various chin implants and contours. This is a phenomenal tool to really view, from all angles, whether a chin implant is the right choice for the patient to address facial structural concerns. Imaging technology also helps create the surgical goal and plan beforehand and is a comfort to the patient in knowing what the final outcome should be.
The entire chin implant surgery can be completed in less than an hour with stitches out in 5 days. It is considered permanent, meaning that a patient’s newly chiselled jawline needs no routine maintenance.
If you are researching chin augmentation and would like to receive more information, or if you would like to set up a surgical chin implant consultation at our Toronto office with our facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Cory Torgerson, please contact us. We will be in touch with you within 1 to 2 business days.
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