Chin Augmentation

Society often attributes certain personality traits to particular facial features. Of course, no true connection of this nature exists. Unfortunately, many patients still suffer discrimination based on their appearance just the same. In the case of chins and jaw lines, particularly in males, a prominent jaw is considered a sign of strength and confidence, whereas a less developed, or "weak" chin is considered a sign of a less dominant, insecure person. Many Arizona patients who lack a well-developed chin will request surgery to give them a stronger, more confident appearance.

Receive a cosmetic consultation with Dr. Cohen to learn more about chin augmentation. Our facility is conveniently located for women and men living in Tempe, Paradise Valley and other areas of Greater Phoenix.

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I take several factors into consideration when seeing a patient who requests a larger chin. First of all, the chin is obviously not an isolated body part - it must exist in balance with the rest of the face, particularly in a profile view. Because of this, I always analyze the chin as it relates to the nose, cheeks, forehead and neck. For example, if a patient has a large nose or a significant amount of fat in the neck, these factors can exaggerate the underdeveloped appearance of a small chin. Sometimes a rhinoplasty (nasal surgery), neck liposuction, or other plastic surgery procedure in Phoenix is needed in conjunction with chin surgery to provide facial balance.

When a patient's lower jaw is normally developed, but their chin is relatively underdeveloped, I am able to enhance the appearance of the chin by using a chin implant at my Phoenix area medical office. These implants are solid but flexible devices that come in a variety of sizes and shapes to fit the unique needs of each patient. Through a hidden incision, I place the implants under the pad of the chin to create a stronger, more developed appearing chin. Either alone, or in conjunction with facial liposculpture or rhinoplasty in Phoenix, chin implants can dramatically improve patients' appearances and self-confidence.

A double chin can also detract from having the prominent chin and jawline you want. CoolSculpting® is approved by the FDA to reduce the fat that causes the appearance of a double chin. Combining CoolSculpting treatments with chin augmentation can further enhance your results.

If you are interested in learning more about what to expect during the recovery process following a chin augmentation, I encourage you to read cosmetic surgery FAQ's (frequently asked questions) about post-operative issues such as care for incisions, time away from work, and ability to engage in exercise and other activities.

Click here to receive a cosmetic consultation, or call (602) 702-5380 to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Cohen. He will be happy to answer any questions you may have about chin implants. Dr. Cohen welcomes patients from all over Arizona, as well as other states and countries. Dr. Cohen's facility serves Scottsdale, Phoenix and Paradise Valley.

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