Patients who are unhappy with the shape, appearance, or projection of the chin may want to consider the advantages of particular plastic surgery procedures performed by a professional in the Manhattan, NY area. With chin augmentation, both men and women can improve the look of their entire face and the definition of the jawline. This contouring and augmentation procedure for the chin can make a dramatic impact and allow patients to feel more self-confident in their appearance. With Dr. Edmund Kwan, Manhattan, and NYC, New York area individuals can take charge of this and other facial areas where contouring and definition are concerns.
What is chin augmentation?
Chin augmentation, also referred to as a surgical procedure called “genioplasty,” is when the doctor will place a small implant into the chin to improve projection, size, and overall shape. At the same time, this definition of the chin can also result in an improved definition of the jawline, reducing the appearance of submental fullness, or a “double chin.” However, chin augmentation doesn’t always involve the use of an implant.
How is chin augmentation achieved?
There are two ways in which Dr. Edmund Kwan may perform chin augmentation and contouring for patients. These include:
- Chin implants – chin implants are similar to other implants used elsewhere in the face and body to achieve improved contouring. Men with a weak chin or women with a small chin will find that by placing a chin implant over the natural chin bone, the chin becomes better defined and more prominent. That can promote better balance and harmony in a patient’s overall appearance and help them feel more confident in how they look to others. Dr. Edmund Kwan is the leading expert in chin implants, making this the most popular option for many patients.
- Chin injections – patients who are unsure about a surgical procedure, may want to ask Dr. Edmund Kwan about the possibility of chin injections. Cosmetic injectables are often used as an alternative to plastic surgeries, especially for patients who are dealing with the signs of aging, including fine lines and wrinkles. With cosmetic injectables, patients will have volume added where it is needed with gel-like injections known as dermal fillers. These add volume that will last for several months before reinjection is required. Chin injections are best for patients who need to make small contouring changes to their appearance and may not be ready for surgical interventions. For some patients, injections are the best way to increase the size of their chin without the risks associated with surgery.
Which one is right for me?
The best way to determine the most appropriate method of chin augmentation is to schedule a consultation and initial evaluation appointment with Dr. Edmund Kwan. He can examine an individual and make an educated decision on what to recommend.
Are you ready to find out if you are a proper candidate for chin augmentation?
Call our Manhattan, NY area plastic surgeon today to discuss your options for contouring the lower portion of the face. He has three office locations in Manhattan, Flushing, and New Jersey and is committed to providing the best possible care for patients seeking improvements in the face and body. Call one of the office locations today to request your consultation visit, Manhattan (212) 734-4488, Flushing (718) 673 2527 , and New Jersey (201) 992 6742 .