- The shape and size of the chin frames the lower face and can convey strength or vulnerability.
- A weak and deficient chin, or a strong and overpowering chin, can distract attention from an otherwise attractive face.
- In 2007 a study found that the chins and jawlines of 90% of CEOs of Fortune 500 companies were strong as compared with only 40% in the general population.
- Chin augmentation and reduction are niche procedures designed to provide better balance to facial shape.
- Chin Augmentation involves securing an implant to the chin bone in order to increase its projection and shape the lower face.
- Chin Reduction involves removing a wedge of bone from the chin bone in order to reduce its size and projection.
- Injectable Dermal Fillers offer an excellent, but temporary, solution to augment and contour the chin and jawline. However, chin reduction is not possible without surgery.
How It’s Done
- Dr. Rad places an incision on the inside of the lip or on the underside of the chin.
- For chin augmentation, a biocompatible Medpor implant is shaped and secured to the chin bone with screws.
- For Chin Reduction, a wedge of bone is removed by controlled cutting (osteotomy) and the chin bone is held in place with plates and screws.
- In Dr. Rad’s hands, chin surgery surgery is safe.
- Dr. Rad performs this under general anesthesia via a breathing tube delivered by a board certified anesthesiologist in an accredited surgery center.
What to Expect
- Surgery involves minor discomfort for several days.
- Temporary and minor swelling is normal and takes 1-2 weeks to resolve, depending on the extent of the procedure.