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Dermal Fillers or Chin Implants to Help Build a Strong Jaw Line 

What is a weak chin / jaw line and what can you do about it? Do you have a weak or recessive chin, which has set back significantly in comparison to your upper jaw? This receding chin condition is sometimes medically termed as a retruded chin. It means that your chin is not adequately protruding to provide a strong jawline appearance or a proportionate lower face. 

Your surgeon can correct this condition with chin implants cosmetic surgery. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Eugene Kim provides chin augmentation to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and surrounding locations. 

Surgical Options  

Plastic surgery techniques are now available to reverse the effects of a receding chin, and improve the facial balance of the lower part of your face. Chin implants or chin augmentation cosmetic surgery is the most effective solution. In more extreme cases, sliding chin genioplasty may be performed to correct the weak chin and jawline. 

Sometimes a double chin fat reduction through liposuction or Kybella injections can also help in create a more horizontal looking and stronger jawline. But the most common procedure to improve the appearance of a recessive chin or lower mandible is chin implants. These implants are typically placed through an incision through the mouth, which does not cause external scarring.   

Patients with more severe retrogenia may require sliding genioplasty, but it is a more invasive surgery and will involve a longer recovery. An experienced plastic surgeon will customize the procedure to match with the unique aesthetic and anatomical needs of the patient to enhance the chin and lower jawline appearance. 

Custom Chin Implants 

In order to create a customized cosmetic surgery plan, your surgeon may require multiple imaging or scans and closely discuss with you about your personal aesthetic preferences. Based on this surgical plan, they will order custom chin implants or pre-made prosthesis which are designed to match with your preferences. You can achieve a shapely chin and a stronger looking jawline once these biocompatible silicone chin implants are placed in the targeted areas.   

While chin implant plastic surgery (chin augmentation) is primary approach to augmenting your chin and improving the lower face and jawline, other alternatives are available too. In some cases, special surgical techniques may be used to lengthen the jaw itself. Chin liposuction and neck lift are other surgical procedures that may be used independently or in conjunction with chin implants to produce the desired results. 

Benefits of Surgery 

Some patients may feel that they can correct a weak chin and jawline or a retruded chin with mouth exercises alone. However, this is usually not possible because the soft tissue and bone structures in the face may not be amenable to substantial alteration by these natural methods.  

If you have a weak chin and jawline, a chin implant surgery can:  

  • Markedly improve your facial appearance, both from the side and front  
  • Improve your smile appearance and strengthen your jawline, adding more vertical balance to your face 
  • Harmonize your lower and upper jaws to enhance facial expression  
  • Improve overall facial balance 

Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Eugene Kim receives patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and nearby areas for chin implants.   

Contact the Office of Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon Dr. Eugene Kim

Click here see more plastic surgery procedures and treatments performed by Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Eugene Kim on patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Santa Monica, CA and surrounding areas or call 310-271-6996 to schedule a consultation.

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