The chin and the cheeks are the bony prominences that bring the entire face into proportion. Having a recessed chin can give the appearance of an unbalanced face, an overly projected nose, or even a lack of definition in the neck area. A recessed cheek area can make the middle one-third of the face seem small and unbalanced.
The chin is made up of skin, soft tissue, and bone. As aging occurs, the bone of the jaw slowly recedes, producing a smaller chin and causing small grooves to occur in front of the jowls. A mini facelift can help lift the jowls, but it may not address the small grooves in front of the cheeks. This groove is due to the loss of bone in the jaw that occurs with aging. In addition, aging and/or genetics can cause a small midface, making the cheek fat pad hang lower and contributing to premature aging.
Chin augmentation is the primary way to address loss of volume in the chin area. The procedure can be performed in the clinic, in the operating room, or in conjunction with other procedures. Careful examination and measurements are taken during the initial consultation to help determine which technique is the most suitable.
The procedure takes 30 minutes, and patients can return to full physical activity the next day. Chin augmentation is commonly done in conjunction with to bring the face into aesthetic proportion while bringing the nose into an aesthetically pleasing profile and proportion. Chin augmentation is also done in conjunction with facelifts or the RT Lift to add volume to the chin, sharpen the neck angle, help eradicate the jowls, and erase the grooves that can sometimes form in front of the jowls.
Cheek augmentation can elevate the cheek fat pad and add volume to the cheek area. The procedure can be done under local anesthesia with sedation or under general anesthesia. The procedure normally takes 1.5 hours, and patients can return to work in approximately 1 week.
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Dr. Athré is one of the few cosmetic and reconstructive surgeons in Houston who is a double board-certified Facial Plastic Surgeon, certified in Otolaryngology and Head/Neck Surgery.Read more