Why Chin Augmentation Is An Important Procedure

Posted on April 5, 2010 | by

Recent studies published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery say that bones of your chin and jaw may actually recede during the aging process, negatively affecting proportions of your facial features.

During research, a group of 60 men and 60 women were analyzed with CT scans.  The authors noticed that older individuals showed subtle changes in bone structure, especially in the chin and jaw area.

Other areas of concern include the middle of the face, in the cheekbones and eye-sockets. The authors of these studies, Dr. Howard Langstein and Dr. Robert Shaw Jr., suggest that a patient’s skeletal structures may require more attention in the future. Aside from traditional facelifts that reduce sagging tissues in the middle and lower part of the face, surgeons may need to focus more on chin implants and procedures that augment your bone structure.

Restoring facial volume has already become commonplace in facial plastic surgery. Non-surgical procedures such as Radiesse or Sculptra are used to temporarily augment multiple areas of the face, while facial implants provide long-term solution for inadequate chin or cheek projection.