Dr. Jason Leedy can create a more attractive facial profile by altering the appearance of the chin with chin implants, or a procedure called osseous genioplasty. A small chin can make other facial features appear larger than they really are, as well as cause the skin on the neck hang lower than is normal. This creates a more rounded, less defined appearance to the lower face. Chin implants are suitable for most patients and provide moderate improvement in the contour of the chin. An incision made either underneath the chin or on the inside of the mouth allows Dr. Leedy to insert a custom-fitted implant, carefully placed over the bone. The result is a more prominent chin and a better overall aesthetic. Any residual scarring is practically invisible because of the discreet placement of the incisions.
For patients considering an even greater degree of chin advancement, or for those whose chin is asymmetric, osseous genioplasty is a procedure designed to resculpt the chin for a more balanced facial aesthetic. Dr. Leedy will reshape the bone of the lower chin and advance it to the desired position. The new position of the chin will be maintained with permanent plates and. Osseous genioplasty also improves neck contour, allowing for a much stronger and confident appearance.
Patients who undergo chin enhancement are generally able to return to work and light activities in about a week. More strenuous activities can be resumed after two to three weeks.
BOTOX® Cosmetic, face lift, eyelid surgery, and other cosmetic enhancement procedures can be performed in conjunction with chin enhancement for a total improvement to your facial aesthetic, meeting your goals and giving you the look you desire.