A weak chin can cause a normal-sized nose to look large and an already prominent nose to appear even larger. It can also give the neck a “fleshy” look. In addition, a chin that is too large can cause a nose to look too small. There is a delicate balance of the face and when a chin is out of proportion you get a distortion of the most prominent feature of an individual. This can easily be fixed by a qualified cosmetic surgeon using the appropriate technique.
Chin augmentation is a common procedure to bring balance to the facial structure. This is done by correcting a weak chin that is a result of a congenital deficiency, age-related bone resorption, or facial trauma. There are several ways in which chin augmentation is performed. The first and least invasive method is to inject a soft tissue filler into the chin, such as Juvederm or Restylane. Dr. Brenner may opt for a silicone chin implant, which will effectively increase the volume of the chin to bring balance to the face. Finally, a genioplasty may be performed.
A genioplasty is a method of repositioning the jaw so that the chin sits at an ideal level of the protrusion. While chin enhancement can be a relatively simple procedure, it still requires good judgment and skill, as well as a knowledgeable, aesthetic eye. Please call our Beverly Hills office today to find out more about chin implants.
The cheeks are particularly susceptible to the signs of aging. As time passes, the collagen beneath the cheeks breaks down. This provides less support under the skin, causing it to succumb to the effects of gravity. Fortunately there is a method of correction to restore volume to the cheeks, giving patients those high, youthful cheekbones they’ve been seeking.
Cheek augmentation is performed frequently in the Beverly Hills office of Dr. Brenner. This cosmetic surgery procedure uses a number of techniques to help patients maintain a buoyant appearance in the face.
The primary ways in which cheek augmentation is performed are:
- Fat transfer using the patient’s own fat. Once the fat has been aspirated, it is then washed and injected into the cheeks using a precise injection cannula.
- Injection of soft tissue filler. There are many products on the market that can be used to add volume to the cheeks, such as Radiesse, Juvederm, and Perlane.
- The use of silicone implants may be appropriate in some cases. Dr. Brenner will fully discuss all options to ensure that the optimal treatment plan is established.