Types of Chin Surgery
By Patricia Berbari on January 06, 2013
Appealing faces are all about symmetry and proportion. If you think of some of the most enduring beauties in art and popular culture, their faces are so even and perfect. Every facial feature can alter the harmony of a face, and you’d actually be surprised just how much the chin can affect your appearance. There are many different surgeries that an Ottawa plastic surgeon can perform in order to address the overall appearance of the chin. We’d like to look at these surgeries in brief right now.
Why People Undergo Chin Surgery
The chin can help complement other facial features in unexpected ways. A chin that is weak or not particularly prominent may make other facial features seem larger, especially the nose. A chin that is too prominent can elongate the appearance of the face. If you have lots of fat or suffer from loose/sagging skin under the chin and along the neckline, this can make you look overweight and much older.
Different Solutions for Different Needs
There are facial plastic surgery options that are able to address all of the situations listed above. Let’s cover these surgeries in basic terms right now. During your consultation, you will be able to learn which is right for you and what to expect during the treatment process.
About Chin Augmentation Surgery
A chin augmentation surgery is performed in order to increase the prominence of the chin. It can also be performed in order to improve the contour and symmetry of the chin. It will involve the placement of facial implants, which come in many different shapes in order to meet the needs of the patient.
Best Candidates for Chin Augmentation
The ideal candidates for chin augmentation surgery are people who have weak chin or chins that are poorly shaped. These candidates should be in generally good health and not suffer from any sort of condition that would make surgery a risky endeavour. It’s also important that candidates for surgery have realistic expectations about what the surgery can achieve.
About Chin Reduction Surgery
A chin reduction surgery is performed in order to reduce the size or prominence of the chin, or to improve the symmetry of the chin. Whereas the chin augmentation will involve the use of facial implants, the chin reduction will involve the careful removal of bone and other hard tissues in the chin area.
Best Candidates for Chin Reduction
The best candidates for chin reduction surgery are people who have very prominent chins or chins that are noticeably asymmetrical. As with chin augmentation, the health of the patient is an important consideration, as are the patient’s expectations of the surgical outcome.
About Neck Lift Surgery
Neck lift surgery is more akin to an Ottawa face lift than the previously mentioned surgeries. A neck lift will involve the removal of excess skin and fat around the neckline. By removing excess tissue and tightening the remaining skin, patients will have a much improve appearance to their neck and the lower portions of their face.
Best Candidates for Neck Lift Surgery
Ideal candidates for neck lift surgery are people who have loose skin under their necks or double chins. These may originate from weight gain, weight loss, or the natural aging process. As with the other two surgeries previously discussed, health and expectation concerns are important to keep in mind for candidacy.
Learn More About Facial Rejuvenation
If you would like to learn more about the various treatments available for facial rejuvenation and enhancement, be sure to contact our Gatineau cosmetic plastic surgery centre today. Our entire team is eager to meet you in person to discuss all of your treatment options.
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