Did you know that your chin has a dramatic effect on your appearance? It’s true, a weak chin can cause the neck to appear soft and fleshy, and it can have the effect of making a normal nose seem even bigger. Chin surgery can be an excellent way to transform your facial features and give you a stronger jawline and a more balanced appearance. Fortunately, for his patients in the Medina, Cleveland, and Akron areas, Dr. Quereshy has a multitude of methods he can rely on to improve the shape and contours of your chin.
Good Candidates for Chin Surgery
The right candidates for chin surgery (genioplasty or mentoplasty) are those who feel like their chin is out proportion with the rest of their facial features. They’re usually troubled by a small chin, a soft jawline, or weak facial contours. Sometimes the chin is done in conjunction with nose surgery for proper balance and symmetry. Chin surgery is also performed for medical reasons, like repairing a congenital dysfunction or damage from a traumatic incident.
To be eligible for this procedure, it’s essential that the facial bones have reached physical maturity, which usually happens later in adolescence. Candidates are in good health and don’t have any major medical conditions. It’s also important that patients have a positive outlook on life and realistic expectation as to what chin surgery can accomplish for their appearance.
There are several approaches for altering the appearance of the chin.
- To sculpt and add prominence, the chin bone can be cut and moved forward by way of an incision inside the mouth.
- Dr. Quereshy can also make room for an implant by gently stretching the skin to create the space necessary for insertion. For this, incisions can be made inside the mouth or the underside of the chin, leaving a faint scar that will barely be visible. Implants are available in a variety of shapes, sizes, and materials that resemble natural facial tissues. This allows custom fitting of the implant to the configurations of the patient’s face.
- For reducing the size of the chin, incisions are made either in the mouth or under the chin, and the bone is sculpted to a more aesthetic shape.
Combining Procedures for Maximum Results
A lot of the time, Dr. Quereshy will recommend that his chin enhancement patients combine their surgery with another complementary procedure for the most significant impact. They often benefit from an added boost to sharpen the jawline and enhance the chin profile. Excess fullness beneath the chin can be eliminated with neck liposuction or minimally-invasive Kybella® injections, and any extra skin can be addressed with a neck lift to further amplify the effects of your augmentation surgery. As your new chin will draw your nose into frame, some patients choose to augment their features with a rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, at the same time. The joining of these two procedures can transform your appearance and give you the look you’ve been wanting.
Chin Implant Surgery in Medina, OH
With chin surgery, Dr. Quereshy can give you the harmonious facial features you’re searching for. Let him and his experienced team help you with any questions or concerns you may have about enhancing your appearance with a chin augmentation or reduction. To learn more about this procedure, please contact us today to schedule your initial consultation. Our medical offices are located in Medina with convenient access from Cleveland to Akron.