Who do you think might benefit from a chin implant: A patient with a small chin bone or a patient who wants a facelift to improve the looseness of her lower face and neck areas? If you said both, you’re correct. It’s easy to understand how a chin implant would help a patient with a weak chin profile, but it isn’t usually on the list of someone seeking a facelift. Jowls and loose neck skin are often more noticeable in people without a strong chin, so it follows that those interested in improving their lower faces and necks are often good candidates for a chin implant.
A facelift and a chin implant often complement one another. The facelift can get rid of extra skin, but without a chin implant, the skin will fit over the bony structure like a tent draped over a frame that’s too small. A chin implant can give that additional length to create a more youthful angle beneath the jaw.
Some patients interested in reducing the size of their noses through nose reshaping may be unaware that their chins are small. For those patients, a chin implant in combination with a rhinoplasty nicely balances out the face.
A chin implant can be placed through a tiny skin incision discreetly placed beneath the chin. The implant we use in our practice fits like a glove over the bone. Once a tunnel is made, the implant slides right in. After the swelling has settled down, the implant is difficult to feel, and the satisfaction rate is very high.