In Michigan sports, we’ve had lots of guys with tough chins. Guys like Gordie Howe, Alex Karras, Barry Sanders, Al Kaline, and Rick Mahorn. They’re kind of like our Great Lake State versions of Kirk Douglas.
Kirk Douglas…Now that is the chin to which all other chins will forever be measured.
So, how does your chin measure up? Lacking, eh? Even a little recessed, huh? Well, our four talented board-certified plastic surgeons at Elite Plastic Surgery can do something about that chin of yours with chin augmentation.
Although chin augmentation isn’t a common plastic surgery, it can really make a difference in a person’s face, particularly their profile. So, let’s spend these two scary October blogs exploring how you can go as Kirk Douglas, or Keira Knightley (a great chin of womanhood!), to your Halloween party!
What is chin augmentation?
Clinically known as genioplasty, chin augmentation is a surgical procedure where our Elite surgeons place silicone or Gore-Tex implants to improve the contours of the patient’s jawline. Chin augmentation can provide balance for patients who feel their chin is weak, recessed, or otherwise not proportional with the rest of their face.
Who is a good candidate for chin augmentation?
As with any cosmetic procedure, there are myriad reasons a patient opts to have this surgery with our team at Elite Plastic Surgery. Most people assume chin augmentation is more of a thing for a man, seeking to have a chiseled chin. But the truth is, more women have this procedure to address a weak chin.
Patients often feel that their chin doesn’t add anything to their lower face. They feel it lacks proportion. In many cases, we see patients who feel their chin doesn’t provide enough space below their mouth and lips, the prototypical “weak” chin.
If you want to improve the definition of your neck and jawline, chin augmentation will do that. Also, many people have a slight double chin simply because their chin is somewhat recessed. This surgery will eliminate that.
What are the benefits of chin augmentation?
There are certainly one-of-a-kind chins out there. Kirk Douglas and Keira Knightley to name a couple. But everyone wants a face that seems even proportionally. Most tenets of facial beauty include a strong chin, for males or females. We hear from patients who have had their chin augmented who tell us about their new feeling of self-confidence. Benefits are individual, but if you’ve always hated your weak chin, this can change that forever. And you don’t have to work in front of the camera to want a proportional, balanced face.
Interested in chin augmentation at Elite? Call us at (616) 459-1907 and set up a consultation with one of our plastic surgeons.