Chin Reduction: Revealing the Foundation that Fits
Our impression of beauty is not just made up of facial features themselves. The balance and proportion we see in the way the features interact with each other is an important element in appearance. The chin is one of the most conspicuous elements in this balance. Not only is it the largest single feature for many of us, but also the feature on which all the others rest.
Even when everything else is appealing, the chin can either complete that positive impression or tip it off balance. Both men and women seek chin reductions to achieve that balance. The surgery can be a procedure in itself or part of an overall initiative to harmonize the face, so the outward appearance matches the beauty within.
Perfecting the Base of the Face
The length, width, and thickness of the chin can all be adjusted with chin reduction. Importantly, the line of the jaw that approaches the chin can be changed to fit properly, arriving at the chin gradually with a natural look.
There is no “perfect” chin for everyone, and so a board-certified facial plastic surgeon who takes the time to know your outlook and style, as well as your facial features, is the one to trust. The perfect chin for you is based on understanding, not just on an inventory of your facial features.
Methods and Media – and Sensitivity
It is said that the artist Michelangelo thought in terms of revealing the image that lived within the stone, when he set out to create a timeless sculpture like his iconic David or the unforgettable Pieta.
Unlike marble or granite, the plastic surgeon who creates a chin reduction has both soft tissues and bone to select from in achieving a beautiful result. The subtlety and gradation of results can be remarkable. The final image depends on the sensitivity of the surgeon as well as on his or her skill.
Uncovering the Chin That’s Yours
In many cases a double chin is a gift from our ancestors, not our diet. The good news is that changing the profile for the better can often be achieved without reshaping the bone or structural tissues. Sometimes achieving a clearer and more harmonious chin and jaw line calls only for removing excess skin or fat.
You and your plastic surgeon can select from either surgical or non-surgical procedures. A good talk about your own impressions, your goals, and expectations is the start. In fact, the most successful results are achieved when your reasons for wanting to see a change and your desires for the outcome are stated specifically.
Whether you decide to include genioplasty – chin surgery – in your plan, or to proceed with nonsurgical techniques, the transformation that comes from balancing the chin and jaw line with your other features can be fundamental and rewarding.
About Mike Majmundar, M.D.
Dr. Mike Majmundar has been named a Top Doctor by Atlanta Magazine, a National Top Doctor by U.S. News & World Report & Castle Connolly, a Top Beauty Expert by The Atlantan, Best Self, and Northside Woman, and Best Botox and Filler Injector by Jezebel. To read his patient reviews, visit RealSelf or Google+. Dr. Majmundar is also a member of the American Association of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), the world’s largest association of facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons (with over 4,000 members) and the only organization dedicated to the advancement of plastic and reconstructive surgery of the face, head and neck, as well as the American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery. Dr. Majmundar is an expert in chin reduction surgery.