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CHIN CONSULTATIONS

A chin helps frame or shape the face, along with the jawline. Providing definition, balancing, and contouring the other features. Some people are born with undeveloped, receded, or a weak chin giving the impression that the face is shorter than it is.

 

Often throwing other facial features out of balance. While others are born with a great profile with a well proportion projected chin.

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How does a chin age ?

As we age the skull recedes due to bone absorption and increased fat loss. This leads to chin hollows, a recessed chin projection and profile, resulting in poor structural support, less defined and balanced chin, and jawline. The volume loss and poor definition may lead to a weak side profile of the chin and jawline, 

Increased muscular activity in the lower face also increases the downward corners of the mouth to pull south creating a sad mouth appearance. While on the other hand the central chin muscle pulls up more, shortening the length of the chin. Also, the chin can appear dimply, or a deeper horizontal chin crease occurs.  

Things to assess when considering your chin ? 

  • Size of your chin:  Consider height, width, and projection to enhance where needed. 

  • Length of your chin: Is the chin is too short or too long, We can assess this by looking at the face in thirds.

  • Projection of the chin: Recessive or weak chins often create disharmony with the lips, nose, and jaw. It may require better projection, balancing other features of the face. This is often seen from the side view.

  • Shape of the chin: Chin’s present, as too wide, too narrow, too pointy, or angular. Chins that are too pointy, need to have volume to appear rounder. Others want an angular chin, and this can also be achieved with volume to lengthen the tip and define the jawline. Men usually look better with a wider, squarer chin and women more angular.

  • Ageing chin: Loss of  structural support, loss of volume & increased muscular activity.

  • Symmetry of the chin: Genetics, sleeping on one side, trauma , uneventeeth

  • Chin skin: Increased skin texture, open pore, broken capillaries, dehydration, skin dimpling

Treatment options: 

  • Non-Surgical Option:  Laser resurfacing, skin peels, epiblading can improve a chin's skin texture, reduce open pores, reduce broken capillaries, improve dehydration. Some S4 medications maybe required to improve skin dimpling, reduce muscular activity to lengthen chin or soften wrinkles. Volume may need to be added to give projection, width, length, or reduce a pointy chin. Thesse options can only be discussed during a thorough consultation. Where you will be assessed for suitable treatment options, We will discuss procedure options, contra-indications, risks, side effects, benefits, recovery, aftercare, costs and maintenance,

  • Surgical option: Chin implants are a semi-permanent surgical option to increase a weak chin or backward projection. Often clients try other volume replacement first to see what size they prefer. Liposuction can sculpt a chin by reducing the fat.  However, A neck lift or lower facelift can improve the look of the chin and jawline by removing the excess skin. These procedures can be done in combination or separately. All performed by one of our Board-Certified Plastic Surgeons. Refer to each individual clinic for more information. Surgery will carry higher risks.

Pricing / Before & After photos :

Due toTGA and APHRA regulations it prohibits promoting prices or photos in Australia for any S4 treatments

and can only be shown at consultation if you have been assessed as suitable.

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