After several years of decline, chin implant surgery has once again started to grow in popularity. Many prospective patients are aware how important a strong, well-defined chin can be. Those with a weak or receded chin see the effect on themselves. A person’s chin size, shape and projection can have a strong influence on your personal life, confidence, and even your professional career.
Why the Uptick in Demand?
For a few years, the demand for chin implants began to decrease. Now, they’re back and growing more popular every year. There are many reasons that chin implants are gaining in popularity. Patients over 40 account for the biggest jump in demand, because their aging process has begun and the chin needs a little help to stay well defined. Many patients having a facelift surgery at this age might also choose a chin implant to help recreate a stronger chin and jaw, without loose skin and fatty deposits.
Aside from the aging process, there are other causes that have increased chin implant demand. Our world today connects people across continents with video chats and real-time conversations. Photos of yourself are distributed to a wider audience, thanks to social media and the constant presence of a camera in your pocket. Selfie photographs have spurred people to become increasingly aware of their appearance. A weak chin gets more notice today than ever before because of all of these changes.
How Do Chin Implants Work?
Through the use of chin implants, or mentoplasty, facial plastic surgeons are able to augment the size of the chin and change its projection and shape. Chin implants are made in various shapes and sizes, all from biocompatible, synthetic materials that can safely reside in the body. They will not be processed or broken down over time. This makes them a great long-term or even lifelong solution.
Before surgery, you will work with Dr. Bustillo to determine the size and shape of your implant. He will make his recommendations based on your desired results and the proportions of your facial features.
The procedure begins with a small incision placed beneath the chin. The implant will be inserted and then secured to the bone with a suture. The incision is closed and your surgery is complete.
Some Reasons Patients Have Chin Implant Surgery
Many factors must be considered before facial plastic surgery, and a chin implant procedure is no different. For most patients, various reasons motivate them to have this surgery, which can create dramatic and positive results in many parts of their lives. Implants add size and shape to your chin, helping it to appear more prominent and strong.
A chin that is out of proportion with a person’s cheeks and nose could experience an imbalanced profile. This can make the weaker chin stand out even more. Some patients choose to have their chin implant performed with rhinoplasty surgery to create a more defined profile.
When the chin is damaged because of injury or trauma, a chin implant can help to restore its lost shape.
When patients are unhappy with the way they look, this can cause a ripple effect that damages self-esteem and confidence. Patients who are preoccupied with the appearance of their chin can take some control over their appearance through chin implant surgery.
It might seem a little far-fetched to think a chin implant could have a psychological effect on you, but it’s true. Men and women who are concerned about the way their chin looks can let it affect their lives. They may cover their chins or hide in pictures, avoid social activities or skip out on video chats, and they might even lose confidence in the workplace as a result. In today’s society, a lot of emphasis is placed on having a symmetrical and pleasing appearance with a balanced profile. Evening out your appearance with the right chin enhancement can help you to achieve this idealized look.
Good Candidates for Chin Implant Surgery
To be considered a good candidate for a chin implant, you should have a weak, slight, or receding chin that will allow for some augmentation. Chin implants vary in size and shape, so there is not a specific amount of volume or projection required to have surgery. As a patient you should be in good overall health, a non-smoker, and have realistic expectations for your surgery.
Contact Dr. Bustillo and Schedule Your Chin Implant Consultation
Start your plans for facelift surgery and injectable filler treatments by meeting with a facial plastic surgeon with extensive knowledge, experience, and outstanding qualifications. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Andres Bustillo, M.D., F.A.C.S.. He’s available to discuss the pros and cons of the surgery with parents and teens and to help a teenager decide if it’s the right option for him or her. He is one of a select few double board certified facial plastic surgeons. He is board certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS) and the American Board of Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery (ABOto).
Because he is a facial specialist, he does not perform surgery on any area of the body other than the face. This specialization and experience has allowed him to get results for patients ranging in facial shapes, features, and skin types. By continuing to build his experience and keep up on the latest advancements Dr. Bustillo has built his reputation as someone who produces natural, long-lasting results.
Over 50 percent of his practice is dedicated to rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty. The rest is devoted to other types of facial rejuvenation surgery. He performs over 300 nasal surgeries a year. Twenty-five percent of his patients come from outside the United States. Twenty percent of his patients are other doctors and their families.
He and his team can be contacted by phone at 305-663-3380 or by email through the contact form. The office of Dr. Bustillo is here to answer your questions, and help you to plan your initial consultation. You can also directly contact our patient care coordinator, Jessica, by email. Dr. Bustillo is committed to total patient care and support through his practice based just south of Miami, in beautiful and historic Coral Gables, Florida.