Your Options for a New Chin
Having a weak chin is a common problem that can have many causes, including genetics, jaw misalignment, or aging that causes skin sag or fat underneath the chin. This can cause the face to look rounded and fatty, despite an otherwise trimmed and toned body. Whatever the cause, we’ve got options to help you achieve balanced, distinguished harmony in your profile.
Facelifts have become a surefire way to remove ten or fifteen years from an aging face, and are a great option for those who have a saggy chin or neck area. A facelift can remove any excess skin or fat stored underneath the chin that can be impossible to get rid of through diet and exercise. Facelifts work by making small incisions that allow the surgeon to remove or reposition fat deposits and tighten the underlying muscle and tissue before re-draping the skin in a tighter, more youthful position. If saggy skin is taking away from the definition of your jaw, this might be good option for you. THERMI tight may also help you.
This easy injectable works by using naturally-occurring acids that destroy fats. It causes cells to release their stored fat which is absorbed through the body’s metabolism, leaving a strong and defined jawline. And it’s not just a temporary solution— Kybella prevents those same cells from being able to store excess fat in the future. Depending on the amount of fat present, more than one injection may be needed to see best results. This treatment takes only twenty minutes and can easily fit into your busy schedule. If your weak chin is caused by stubborn fat that you can’t get rid of, consider a Kybella injection.
A chin surgery, or mentoplasty, uses various implants placed in front of the chin bone to create a new, augmented contour of the lower face. Implant choices include pieces of the jaw itself or silicone implants. In some cases, realignment of the upper and lower jaw can help remedy a receding chin and help with problems or discomfort during chewing. A chin augmentation can be extensive and invasive, however, and will require some downtime and postoperative care. If your receding chin is being caused by poor projection in your chin, a chin augmentation might be for you. You also may benefit from fat transfer to the chin area rather than a mentoplasty.
If you’re considering a solution to feeling self-conscious about your profile, Dr. Berman can help. Contact our office in Boca Raton to schedule an appointment.
Dr. Jonathan Ross Berman is a Boca Raton plastic surgeon who has been certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery with over 30 years of service experience specializing in Breast Augmentation, Rhinoplasty, Face Lift, Liposuction, and many other types of plastic surgery in Boca Raton, FL.