Are you happy with your chin? If you are reading this, chances are you are one of many Americans who find that your chin is too large and does not fit in well with your other facial features. With a moderate reshaping/reduction of the bone, Dr. Edmund Kwan is providing more pleasing facial contours to patients who visit him at any one of his NYC offices. With a chin reduction, results should provide a perfectly natural look and leave patients with a face that is better contoured than ever before. There are so many benefits associated with a chin reduction surgery, there is a reason for you to look into the procedure if you are displeased with your chin’s appearance. Let us go into a bit of detail about the procedure and the benefits it can provide to patients.
Mentoplasty: What Is It?
Mentoplasty, or chin surgery, can mean either a reduction of the chin bone or a chin implant meant to reshape your jowl area and result in a better-contoured face. This form of plastic surgery can be easily performed on the chin to provide more attractive face proportions so that patients can walk away with increased confidence and self-esteem.
When performing a chin reduction, bone from the chin can be safely removed to improve the appearance of an overly projecting chin. Mentoplasty can be a great compliment to patients already receiving a rhinoplasty as well so that proper facial proportions are maintained due to the chin’s ability to magnify (or minimize) the perceived size of the nose.
What Causes a Large Chin?
While humans may be physically and genetically similar, there remains a large range of differences. These differences may be due to factors including:
- Environment factors
- Genetic Factors
- Medical Factors
- Developmental Factors
All of these factors play a role in the size of your chin. If you are suffering from a chin that is larger than you would like, consulting a medical professional could lead you to receive a chin reduction. Let us look at two particular causes which could lead to the development of a larger than average chin size.
Big Chin due to Underbite: Also called malocclusion, this condition is due (largely) to genetic and environmental factors. It is a developmental problem that causes the lower jaw to protrude past the upper teeth. Malocclusion is diagnosed on a three-class scale depending on the severity of the condition. Malocclusion can also lead to dental issues including a greater risk of cavities or temporomandibular joint disorders. It is those who have class 2 or 3 malocclusion who most often seek chin reduction to correct their larger than the average chin.
Large Chin Through Genetics: For many people, suffering from a large chin is mainly due to genetic. If you are a child of a parent who has a large chin, you were always at an increased risk for inheriting this physical trait. Studies have shown that those with naturally occurring high testosterone are also at risk of a larger than the average chin. This can be a big issue for women with higher than average testosterone and can negatively affect how they perceive their appearance.
Chin reduction surgery is a fairly simple cosmetic procedure that an experienced surgeon such as Dr. Edmund Kwan, can perform safely and effectively to transform your chin’s appearance. You will walk away with a harmonious profile and feel better about yourself. Let us look at some examples of candidates for this type of procedure.
Candidates for Chin Reduction Surgery
Those who are best suited for a chin reduction surgery include those who are:
- Displeased with their chin’s appearance and facial profile
- In good/great physical and mental health
- Have expectations which are realistic about the outcome of the procedure
- At least 20 years of age (this is when chin development has completed)
If you are deemed an unfit candidate for the procedure, there may still be options available to you including facial liposuction, to help redefine the contours of your facial profile. Please consult with your physician about any alternative treatments.
Benefits of a Chin Reduction
Now that we have discussed what a chin reduction, or mentoplasty, is and who is best suited for the procedure, let us discuss some of the great benefits offered by this procedure. Benefits of a chin reduction include:
- A more attractive jawline
- Minimize the appearance of jowls
- A balance to the nose and chin
- Correct cosmetic issues due to malocclusion
- Safely performed with effective results
As we have discussed here, there are so many reasons you should seek out a mentoplasty if you are unhappy with the appearance of your chin. Whatever the reason may be, Dr. Edmund Kwan is available to you for any questions or concerns you may have regarding this procedure. If you are in the NYC area and are interested in learning more about or scheduling a procedure, please give him a call today at (212) 734-4488 for his Manhattan office, (718) 673 2527 , for his Flushing office, or (201) 992 6742 for his New Jersey Office. Dr. Kwan is also offering virtual consultations at (212) 734-4488.