Hi! I am Dr Michael Szalay and today I am going to talk about chin augmentation.
The increased popularity of chin augmentation
Both men and women of different age groups are considering chin augmentation to improve their profile.
What are the benefits of chin augmentation?
Chin augmentation can improve your profile when you are viewed side-on. It does this in two ways. Firstly, enhancing the size of an underdeveloped chin improves the profile by providing more projection to the chin.
Secondly, the improved projection of the chin stretches the neck skin underneath the chin which may be loose. This also improves the profile.
How is chin augmentation performed?
There are two ways chin augmentation can be carried out.
The simplest way is to inject filler in the region of the chin on achieve the desired projection. Both temporary fillers and permanent fillers can be used. This is convenient for the patient as it can be carried out on a walk-in, walk-out basis and is relatively quick. A possible disadvantage is that if your chin is particularly recessed, large volumes of filler may be required which may not be cost-effective.
A second way to augment the chin is to surgically have a silicone implant inserted. An advantage of this method is that significant enhancement can be achieved which is permanent. A possible disadvantage is that finer nuances, dents or asymmetries cannot be corrected with a chin implant. If this concerned a patient, some filler could be added following the chin implant.
Consulting the right doctor
It is important to consult with a doctor who is experienced in performing the procedure. Your doctor should be able to show you examples of previous chin enhancements which he has performed.
Following is an example of a chin augmentation performed by Dr Szalay. More examples can be seen at http://precisioncosmetic.com.au/chin-implant-gallery/