Many people are unsatisfied with the appearance of their chin. When the chin is receding and lacking a prominent appearance, this is what’s known as a weak chin. A weak chin can negatively impact your facial proportions as well as the appearance of your profile. Fortunately, there are several viable treatments available that can correct a weak chin to create a more defined and prominent jawline. Here, we’ll examine both the surgical and non-surgical options available to anyone unhappy with their receding chin.
Surgical Treatments for a Weak Chin
If you’re looking for a permanent solution to your weak chin and are open to undergoing an invasive procedure, surgery could be your best choice. There are several surgical options to correct your weak chin.
- Chin Implant - The most popular surgery to correct a weak chin is chin implant surgery, which is also known as chin augmentation or genioplasty. During this procedure, a customized implant is inserted directly onto the bone of the chin. A chin implant can be used to increase the projection of the chin, improve overall facial balance, and create a more even jawline.
- Sliding Genioplasty - Another surgery that’s commonly used to correct a weak or deformed chin is sliding genioplasty. During this procedure, an incision is made in the lower face to expose the patient’s jawbone. The surgeon then makes cuts and adjustments to the bone to alter the appearance of the chin and jawline. Although sliding genioplasty won’t actually make the chin larger, it can make it more pronounced and create a more even, defined jawline.
Non-Surgical Treatments for a Weak Chin
If you’d like to save a significant amount of money and avoid a lengthy recovery period, there are also several non-surgical options for improving a weak chin. These methods typically aren’t permanent, but they can be quite effective.
- Dermal Fillers - Although their effects are temporary, certain dermal fillers can work wonders for the appearance of a weak chin. One of the best examples is Juvéderm Volux, which is a hyaluronic acid-based filler used specifically to add volume and definition to the chin and jawline. Juvéderm Volux also offers longer-lasting results than most dermal fillers, with effects shown to remain for up to 18 months. Another dermal filler that can be effectively used to enhance a weak chin is Restylane Defyne.
- Kybella - In some cases, the appearance of a weak chin can be caused primarily by excess fat in the area. Without that fat, the chin and jawline would have much more definition. This is where Kybella comes in. Kybella is an injectable treatment that uses deoxycholic acid to destroy fat cells beneath the chin. For optimal results, Kybella requires multiple treatments, but as long as you maintain a stable weight, the effects can be quite long-lasting.
See Dr. Paul Afrooz to Correct Your Weak Chin
As you can see, there are several great chin augmentation options available to you if you’d like to enhance the projection and/or definition of your chin. When you sit down for a consultation with Dr. Afrooz, he’ll evaluate your unique needs and goals to help you select the treatment that will work best for you. Simply contact our office today to get the process started.