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When to Consider Cosmetic Chin Surgery

When it comes to facial plastic surgery, rhinoplasty and facelifts seem to get most of the attention. But cosmetic chin surgery can go a long way toward improving your profile, too, and it’s also a good way to enhance facial aesthetics in general. In fact, every year, nearly 20,000 Americans have chin implant surgery, while many others opt for chin reduction or liposuction to improve their profiles.

At ENT Specialists, our team is skilled in cosmetic chin procedures that help improve facial symmetry and balance. Whether your chin is receding or jutting, too small or too large, our surgeons can recommend a solution that will help you look great and feel more self-confident. Here’s what cosmetic chin procedures can do — and how to know if one might be right for you.

Chin aesthetics

One reason why rhinoplasty gets so much attention is because your nose is so visible — right in the middle of your face. Although your chin might be a little less noticeable at first glance, its size and shape can have a dramatic effect on the appearance of your entire face. For instance, both a receding (or “weak) chin and a projecting chin can interfere with facial symmetry, making other features look out of balance as well. 

Cosmetic surgery can address both these issues, as well as double chins caused by excess fatty tissue. Enhancing the shape of your chin alters your profile, making it more aesthetically pleasing while also helping you look and feel more attractive and confident.

Types of chin procedures

Our team offers several options for chin enhancement. The type of procedure you need will depend on your chin structure and shape, as well as the specific issue you want to have corrected.

Chin liposuction

Also called submental liposuction, chin liposuction uses special techniques to permanently remove fat tissue under your chin. The result is a slimmer, sleeker profile that defines your face and helps you look  trimmer and more youthful. 

Chin liposuction is performed on an outpatient basis using a local anesthetic and sedation in most cases. The surgeon makes a small incision to insert the liposuction instrument (cannula) that gently breaks up and removes the fat. Submental liposuction can be performed on its own or in combination with other treatments and procedures, like a chin implant or facelift.

Surgical chin enhancement

If your chin is too prominent or recedes, reduction or augmentation procedures can correct those issues for a more attractive profile. Receding chins and some double chins can be significantly improved with chin implants made of biocompatible material for a natural, beautiful result. For a chin reduction, your surgeon will remove part of the chin bone to reduce the projection of the chin.

Like liposuction, chin surgery (or mentoplasty) can be performed alone or in combination with other cosmetic procedures, like rhinoplasty. In fact, because the chin and nose complement each other in terms of facial symmetry and balance, many patients who have nose surgery also opt for chin surgery for optimal aesthetic results.

Learn more about cosmetic chin surgery

Chin surgery and other facial cosmetic surgeries do more than improve the way you look. They help you feel more confident and self-assured, too, and that can have a dramatic effect on your self-esteem and your quality of life. To learn more about chin surgery and how it can help you achieve your goals, call one of our offices in Salt Lake City, Murray, Draper, Tooele, or West Jordan, Utah, or book an appointment online today.

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