A person’s face is seen as attractive, or otherwise appealing based upon our individual and cultural perceptions of beauty. Ultimately, this is rooted in the highly-evolved perception of specific traits, which people have developed over thousands of years. Facial implant surgery helps add definition, contour and symmetry to certain features of the face including the chin, cheeks, jaw and much more. It can also improve perception of a person’s appearance, boost self-confidence, and improve their overall social experience.
The Shape of A Face
Chin implants are highly effective in creating definition, tone and shape to the face. A person’s facial shape is primarily defined by their skull and overlying tissues beneath the skin, as evidenced by the increasing trend of historical individuals undergoing facial reconstruction — allowing present-day history enthusiasts to have a look at some of history’s most famous persons. Depending upon the structure of an individual’s facial features, different features may appear well balanced, unusually pronounced, or poorly defined.
Many people may react in a negative way to poorly-defined features, which are themselves often referred to individually as “weak.” A person might be said to have a “weak chin” or a “poor jawline.” This affects the confidence of such individuals in social situations, when they themselves are in no way lacking any of the actual pertinent qualities required for their own social advancement.
Within the overall discipline of oculofacial plastic surgery lies the practice of facial implantation, including chin implants. This type of surgical procedure addresses a common failing of cosmetic surgery: most surgery focuses solely on the malleable, or “plastic” tissues, creating temporary changes that fade over time. The use of implants focuses instead on bolstering the underlying solid structure, creating permanent changes in the shape of a person’s face.
The Importance of Chin Implants
Any cosmetic surgeon will tell you that chin implantation is one of the most popular facial implant surgeries available. By further developing a weak chin, chin implants work to dramatically improve many aspects of a patient’s overall appearance. They improve the profile of the entire face, but can also help to reshape the contours of a person’s neck, creating a more elegant curve that corresponds strongly to millennia-old ideas about human beauty. The wide range of implants available means that there is one available to suit the needs of any given patient, for all but the most extreme of circumstances.
Chin implantation involves a small incision, which is made either under the chin or within the mouth. During the surgical procedure, which is frequently performed with only local anesthesia, the implant is slid into place, whereupon the existing facial tissues provide strong support to keep it in position. The recovery time for chin implantation is one of the shortest in cosmetic surgery, typically lasting for a few days.
Afterward, the patient’s new facial shape will appear as natural as if they were born with it, allowing them to engage with other people on both the personal and professional levels with greater ease and confidence.