If you are bothered by a small chin, weak jaw or lack of facial contour, plastic surgery with facial implants may be right for you. While any area of your face can be augmented with implants, the most common areas are cheekbones, chins, and jaws.
Facial implants can be a great way to enhance your appearance by improving the overall structure of your face. The appearance of your face is determined by three basic components: skin, soft tissues, and underlying facial bones. If the structure of your face is disproportionate, the chin is recessed, the jaw is undefined or the cheeks are flat, it can significantly affect your appearance and self image.
Defined facial features, visible contours and natural angles that are proportionate can all create structural balance in your face for a more attractive appearance.
Mentoplasty is the medical term for chin surgery, a surgical procedure performed to reshape the chin either by enhancement with an implant or reduction surgery on the bone. Dr. Hirschfeld may recommend chin surgery to someone having a rhinoplasty in order to achieve facial proportion, as the size of the chin may magnify or minimize the perceived size of the nose. Chin surgery can help provide a harmonious balance to your facial features so that you feel better about the way you look.