Chin Augmentation and Reduction Surgery By on August 22, 2011


When it comes to the overall appearance of your face, you may be surprised to learn how the change of one facial feature can alter the rest of you appearance. Adjusting the shape and contours of the nose can make a big difference, as you can well imagine. And doing a little lifting around the eyes can work wonders. Whats surprising to a lot of people is that you can do a great deal to your appearance just by altering the size and shape of your chin.

At the Austin and San Antonio plastic surgery of Dr. Constance Barone, facial implants and special resculpting techniques have been used for quite some time to improve the overall contours and symmetry of a persons face. Through the expert use of chin augmentation surgery and chin reduction surgery, Dr. Barone can enhance your best features by focusing on just one facial feature. Wed like to take this opportunity to look at both chin augmentation surgery and chin reduction surgery so you have a good understanding of what each involves and how they may benefit you.

Lets look at chin augmentation first. When you have a small chin or poorly shaped chin, it can have a major affect on how you look. All your other facial features may seem more prominent in some way, and your face may seem to look a little weaker due this lack of prominence in the chin. Thats where chin augmentation comes in. During a chin augmentation surgery, chin implants are placed into the chin area. These implants come in different shapes and sizes to meet various needs and will be inserted through incisions made either underneath the chin or in the mouth where the lower lip meets the gums. In some cases, the difference made by chin augmentation may eliminate the need for Austin and San Antonio rhinoplasty. This is because the facial features are brought into a different harmony and may become evened out thanks to the surgery.

By contrast, theres chin reduction surgery. When you have a chin that is too prominent or too larger, it can drastically alter your overall appearance. This is where chin reduction surgery becomes important. This surgery will involve alterations to the bone of the chin area. Using the same incisions that can be used for chin augmentation surgery (underneath the chin or in the mouth where the lower lip meets the gums), Dr. Barone will access the chin bone and carefully resculpt it. This will involve the removal of some bone as well as the shaping of the existing bone. The end result is a face thats more proportionate.

It should be worth noting that both surgeries can be combined with other cosmetic surgeries to achieve a total makeover. This will be determined during your consultation with Dr. Barone, and she will be sure to discuss all of these matters with you in greater detail as she crafts a treatment plan that is best suited to meet your needs.

To learn more about chin augmentation and chin reduction, contact our Austin and San Antonio plastic surgery centers today.

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Dr. Constance Barone in San Antonio, TX, and her team pride themselves in delivering safe, compassionate care tailored to your individual needs. She has been voted one of the Top Plastic Surgeons in America and her professional affiliations include:

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  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery

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