Change that Chin

chin surgery grand rapids miEver wonder if Kirk Douglas was a good actor, or if it was all about that chin of his? It’s a fair question because there isn’t another chin like his in the world. After watching Spartacus you may wake up the next day, look at your chin in the mirror, and wish your chin had more prominence or better shape. The team at Elite can change your chin with chin augmentation surgery.

Here are some details to help you decide if the procedure is right for you.

Our thoughts on chin surgery

Facial implant surgery can be tricky because of the attention the human face receives. At Elite, we believe facial implants should be positioned in a space created immediately above the bone. They should be locked in place and not placed in the loose tissues of the face where they can move. We believe the patient should not be able to feel the foreign substance and the implant should become a seamless part of their face.

Am I an ideal candidate?

Generally, two groups are right for chin augmentation:

  • Young adults with deficient chin development. The procedure may be combined with a reduction of the nose.
  • Young and older patients with poor neck definition who seek to change their profile. Sometimes chin surgery may also be combined with a neck lift or lower facelift.

The procedure

For a chin augmentation, a small incision is made in the crease beneath the chin. A space is created next to the bone for the implant. After cleaning the space with antibiotics, the implant is positioned. After checking that the size and position are ideal the wound is closed. In other cases, we may manipulate the existing bony structure of the chin to change its projection and profile.

For chin augmentation, we use solid silicone implants. These can be easily placed, and moved if needed. There are a wide variety of sizes and shapes available.

If you’re unhappy with your profile, call us at (616) 459-1907 and let’s talk about chin augmentation surgery.

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