Did you know the size and shape of your chin can have a significant impact on your overall appearance? Whether you have a long, prominent, strong, or weak chin, it can cause issues with self-confidence.
Over time, the appearance of the chin can alter. This can lead to issues with insecurity and in some cases, asymmetry. There are all kinds of concerns patients have about their chin and consequently, several types of treatments available. Here, you’ll discover some of the most common chin concerns our patients have and the various treatments available.
What are the most common chin concerns?
Several factors impact how the chin looks including fat, genetics, bone structure, and skin elasticity. Each of these factors can contribute to a range of aesthetic issues. Some of the most common chin concerns patients have include:
Dimpled chin – If there is a dimple in the chin, it is usually caused by a tight muscle that is pulling the skin inward.
Double chin – Submental fat, or a double chin, is one of the most common concerns patients have. It is mostly caused by excess weight gain, though in some cases it can be genetic. Double chins can sometimes be difficult to get rid of through diet and exercise alone.
Large chin – Those with a large chin may feel like it is too broad. When the mandibular protuberance is larger than other facial features, it will draw attention to the mouth and jaw area.
Small chin – A small, or recessed chin, can also significantly impact your overall appearance. There will be a lack of definition in the area, making other facial features more prominent.
Drooping chin – As we age, we start to lose elastin and collagen in the skin. This can lead to drooping, especially in the chin area. When the skin sags, it can create jowls underneath the chin, leading to issues with self-confidence.
These are the most common chin concerns patients have. The good news is there are treatments to solve each of the issues above.
What treatment options are available?
There are several treatment options available to address concerns with your chin. If you want to change its shape, for example, a genioplasty could be the best option. This surgical procedure can be carried out in a couple of different ways. Implants are commonly used to add volume and alter the shape of the chin. Another, more intensive option, is to change the alignment or position of the chin.
If you have a small chin, fillers can be a great semi-permanent option. This minimally invasive procedure is an alternative to surgery. Or, for those looking to eliminate a double chin, liposuction can help. This targeted procedure will eliminate pockets of fat, helping to banish submental fat.
To find out which treatment option is right for you, book a consultation with Mr Nigel Horlock today.