The Chin Is In
As we have mentioned on our social media pages and in other blog posts recently, chin implants are rapidly becoming one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures available. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, requests for chin augmentation surgery increased by 71% last year, with baby boomers making up a significant proportion of the patient base for this particular procedure. The aging generation, now forced to compete with younger applicants in a world of over-sharing and online applications, are turning to cosmetic surgery to improve their appearance and erase signs of aging.
Although it is not often talked about, the chin is one of the most common areas for a person to feel self-conscious about. For women, a gentle jaw line and small chin is generally accepted as the norm, while men generally have sharper, thicker jaws and a larger chin than their female counterparts. If a person feels as if their chin borders to strays from these norms, it can cause problems in social interactions and lower self-esteem. Luckily, thanks to advancements in technology and the expertise of Dr. Azizzadeh, we can now enhance a naturally small chin, or reduce a naturally prominent one, with surgery and surgical implants.
The goal of cosmetic surgery is to improve the overall appearance of the face to make you feel more comfortable with your looks. In many cases, the symmetry of the face may be thrown out of kilter by an overly prominent chin or by a hidden or sunken chin. Either of these conditions can be corrected with chin augmentation surgery, which is also known as mentoplasty. The surgery can be split into two main categories: reduction and augmentation. A reduction can either be done by removing excess bone, or by physically moving the jaw bone to alter the shape of the face. An augmentation will often involve a surgical implant, but the jaw can also be moved into place with this type of procedure as well.
Dr. Azizzadeh evaluates the proposed reduction in relation to other prominent facial features to ensure that your face is balanced, and to give you the look you desire.
If you are looking to change the shape of your jaw line, please contact Dr. Azizzadeh of Beverly Hills today by calling 310.461.0303.