Chin Augmentation (Genioplasty)
Facial beauty depends upon individual features, and also the balance among those features with one another. Chin Augmentation with a silicone, teflon, porous polyethylene, or other type of implant is a minor plastic surgical procedure that can equalize elements so they fit together well, and no single part dominates. Prominence of the chin is related to configuration of the lower jaw, and the relationship of upper and lower jaws. Projecting landmarks of the face include the forehead and brows, the nose, the cheeks, and the chin. These features must balance for aesthetic harmony. If the chin is weak compared to the nose, cheeks, or brows, chin implant insertion is a straightforward and long lasting way to correct this irregularity.
Dr. Laverson most often uses biocompatible solid silicone implants through an external approach for predictable, natural results. The procedure can be accomplished in the office under local anesthesia, or in the surgery center with sedation or general anesthesia. Chin augmentation is often performed in conjunction with other enhancements such as rhinoplasty or necklift.
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