Facial cosmetic surgery, like all cosmetic procedures, sees new trends arrive every year. As for 2020, chin augmentation has seen a major increase in interest. But why is it that so many men and women are suddenly interested in improving their chins, and could this be the right procedure for you?
What’s in a Chin?
Both men and women seek a defined jawline, and part of having that perfect profile is a good chin. Chin augmentation, also known as genioplasty, uses implants or fat transfer to alter the size or shape of the chin. This procedure can help increase the size and definition of a weak chin, reduce the appearance of a double chin and create a more balanced facial profile.
Why Chins Are Getting SoMuch Attention
You might be wondering why people are suddenly so focused on their chins. While there are many factors at play, the increased use of video conferencing during the pandemic stands out more than others.
With many jobs going remote, people are spending a lot of time on video calls. And during those calls, their faces are on the screen in front of them.
And instead of looking at their team members, they spend a lot of time looking at their own face, assessing all their features from angles they might not otherwise look at themselves. Suddenly, their chins are very noticeable.
If you are finding yourself more aware of your chin than ever before, you aren’t alone. Maybe you feel it is too recessed or small, or you feel it is asymmetrical and throws off your facial balance. Luckily, there is something you can do about it, thanks to chin augmentation.
Chin Augmentation Benefits
Before you sign up for surgery, it is important that you understand how chin augmentation could benefit you. Here are some of the ways it can improve your appearance, and as a result, your self-esteem.
Balancing Larger Facial Features
To understand facial balance, think about dividing the face horizontally into thirds. At the top of the face, there is the forehead, in the middle, the eyes and nose and at the bottom, the mouth and chin.
When one-third of the face seems to hold more visual weight than the others, it makes the face feel as though it lacks balance. By enhancing the chin, a seemingly large nose or big eyes becomes more proportionate with the face.
Aligning with Beauty Standards
While beauty is subjective, studies also indicate that it is somewhat mathematical. Faces considered beautiful tend to have symmetrical features.
When considering the chin, women who have facial contours that taper into a slightly pointing chin and men with wider, strong jawlines are considered attractive.
Improving the Side Profile
By increasing the size of the chin, the side profile becomes stronger and sharper, ensuring you look good from all angles. Chin augmentation can also be combined with other procedures, such as a neck lift, for a more dramatic side profile transformation.
Reo Pugao, M.D., D.D.S., FACS is a facial cosmetic surgeon who focuses on facial aesthetic procedures such as facelifts and brow lifts, as well as nonsurgical treatments like BOTOX® and fillers. Dr. Pugao joined Martin Plastic Surgery in 2019, helping men and women in Las Cruces, New Mexico and beyond look and feel like the best possible version of themselves through his perfected blend of highly-skilled technique and an artistic eye.