Have you ever looked at yourself in photographs or selfies and noticed that one side of your face looks slightly better than the other? It may sound a little strange since you probably imagine your face should be symmetrical. In reality, there are subtle differences between the left and right sides of your face. These differences become more pronounced when you have poor contouring in your face, which is often caused by having a chin that is less prominent. Your profile, or how your face looks from the side, can become better balanced and more symmetrical with facial implants in the chin, also known as a chin augmentation.
How Do Implants Help Balance Your Face?
Proper facial balance is one of the keys to having an attractive face. When your features are proportional and play off each other well, your appearance looks better. When one or more of your features are not proportional with the rest of your face, it can cause balance problems that affect your appearance. The chin is often the biggest culprits when they have less volume, causing them to blend in with the rest of your face. This, in turn, causes your other features to look bigger, even when your face is viewed from the side. For example, if you have a weak chin, your nose could appear more prominent.
Facial implants add volume to your chin to improve its definition and contouring, making it better proportioned and balanced with your other facial features.
What Are the Implants Made of?
The implants used by Dr. Bustillo in chin augmentations are made out of silicone, which has a long-standing history in the plastic surgery world. The material is flexible and easily customizable to the individual patient. It is also very dependable and safe for patients.
How Are the Implants Inserted?
Chin implants can be inserted through an incision made underneath the chin near the jawbone to make it easy to conceal. Once the implant is inserted, the doctor will carefully massage the area to position it and blend it with your jawbone.
Other Ways to Improve Your Facial Profile
Your chin is just one feature of many that could be the cause of facial imbalance. Other procedures that could improve your profile and your overall appearance include rhinoplasty (nose job), dermal fillers, and even blepharoplasty (eye lift).
Volume can also be added to your face using facial fat transfers, which are an excellent option for those patients who don’t yet need implants or want to go with a less invasive procedure. You can read more about the benefits of facial fat transfers here.
Improve Your Profile Today with Dr. Bustillo
Dr. Andres Bustillo is a well-respected facial plastic surgeon in south Florida with years of experience providing outstanding and natural-looking results to patients from all over the world. He offers many different surgical and nonsurgical procedures designed to help you put your best face forward. To schedule a patient consultation for a chin augmentation or a different procedure, contact Dr. Bustillo today by calling (305) 663-3380 or by sending your information and questions through the Contact page.