People are often bothered by a “weak”-appearing or small chin. Usually they are unhappy with their side view. This is an extremely noticeable condition that often troubles individuals for many years, and correcting it provides instant improvement and tremendous satisfaction. As in cheek enhancement surgery, Dr. Romano refers to this procedure as chin “enhancement” because there are a number of very creative options you and he can choose from to correct this problem.
- Implants: This is the gold standard. They are “anatomic” in shape and fit over the bone as an exact replica of your existing anatomy. They come in a wide variety of materials, shapes, and sizes to allow for tremendous customization.
- Fat Grafting: This can often work well in the chin but has limited application. When used it is very successful and highly predictable, permanent, and safe.
- Injectables: Products like Perlane, Restylane, and others work well when injected into this area. They are very safe, and you see your result immediately.
- Botox: This can be administered into the chin when the muscles are strong and create a lot of irregularity, often referred to as the “complex chin.”
- Genioplasty: This means cutting the bone and repositioning it with screws. It is another option, has limited application, but is all natural and does not require an implant.
Whatever your choice, based upon Dr. Romano’s artistic surgical abilities, you will likely be very pleased and enjoy an increase in confidence.
Dr. Romano Explains
This is one of the areas in the face where, unlike in other areas, patients very quickly realize what they don’t like and want it “fixed!” Patients complain of a “weak chin” or small chin, or they do not like their side view.
It is an extremely noticeable condition that often troubles patients for many years and, once corrected, provides instant improvement and tremendous satisfaction. It is an extremely satisfying surgery to me and to the patients for this reason, and I am pleased to be able to provide this change for you.
Like cheek enhancement surgery, I call this chin “enhancement” because there are a number of very creative options available for correction. The anatomy of the chin area is relatively straightforward. There is the underlying jawbone that defines the foundation or anatomy of this area, and then the overlying fat, and then the skin. The features of the chin are mostly what you are born with, but can be affected by trauma or aging, when some of the bone dissolves and the fat and “chin pad” droops. This area may be related to other nearby features, so there are many different anatomic factors that must be addressed prior to your surgery.
I have great expertise in chin surgery, and I have performed many of these procedures in patients. I spend a great deal of time discussing your anatomy, listening to your expectations, and interpreting for you what your anatomy and tissues will safely and predictably allow me to do.