Is a Chin Implant (Mentoplasty) Right for You?

A well defined chin helps give balance to the face and creates a major part of one’s profile. When people look in the mirror, most focus on the size and shape of their noses, their ears, sagging jowls, or fine wrinkling of the skin. But even though few examine their chins with the same discerning eye, having a “weak chin” detracts from one’s looks and is easily remedied. The shape of the chin has a remarkable influence on the overall appearance of the face and neck. Improving the shape of the chin can have positive effects on other areas that you might not anticipate – especially the neck-line and the appearance of the nose.

To augment the chin, Dr. Jacob begins by making an incision in the natural crease line just under the chin. By gently stretching the tissue, Dr. Jacob creates a space where an implant can be inserted. The implant, made of synthetic material that feels much like natural tissue normally found in the chin, is available in a wide variety of sizes and shapes. This allows custom fitting of the implant to the configuration of the patient’s face.