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Chin Implant for Chin Augmentation: Beverly Hills Style

Chin Implant for Chin Augmentation: Beverly Hills Style

If you have a weak chin using a Chin Implant for augmentation, of your chin, can balance the entire lower face. Here’s an excerpt from my new book “What’s Your Number…the palmer code, that defines beauty, describing how you can evaluate your chin and profile. “I’m sure it comes as no surprise that broad, squared chins are an ideal shape for men. Women however, appear more attractive with smaller, rounded chins. Regardless of gender, clefts and dimples add to attractiveness.” excerpt from “What’s Your Number…the palmer code.

Here’s how you can measure your chin. On profile view, draw an imaginary vertical line downward from your lower lip. A woman’s chin should be 1/4 of an inch behind that line while a man’s chin should approach or slightly exceed the line. If your chin is behind these measurements, you chin is relatively weak for your lower face and you may benefit from Chin Augmentation with a Chin Implant.

The Chin Implants that In have used for almost years years are made of soft silastic and are very well tolerated by the body. I do not like Chin Implants that become part of the bone or the overlying soft tissue as these are difficult or impossible to remove should you ever desire to do so. The Chin Implants come in different sizes from 1 to 4 with 4 being the largest. Typically sizes and 1 and 2 are used. I prefer and believe that Chin Implants should only be placed through a small incision under the chin. This incision placement allows for dissection under and not through the mentalis muscle’s attachment to the chin (this happens with an incision on the inside of the mouth) preventing upward migration, of the Chin Implant, into the mouth as well as ptosis or drooping of the Chin Muscle years after the procedure which is often referred to as “witches chin.” These complications can all be avoided by placing the Chin Implant through an incision under the chin versus an incision on the inside of the mouth.

Chin Implant surgery takes less than 30 minutes and is typically performed under general anesthesia. Swelling is minimal and quickly resolves. Patients can drive home in a couple of days and fly in 1 week following their Chin Augmentation. Either dis-solvable or removable stitches are placed depending on the travel plans of each patient. We do require that all Chin Implant patients sleep on a U-shaped airline style pillow for 1 month following their Chin Implant or feel and touch the implant force-ably with their fingers to avoid any shifting of the implant. Chin Implants, like Cheek Implants are placed under the covering of the bone and are quite stable at 1 month after placement. Normal and even strenuous activity can be resumed after 1 month. Celebrities can use Chin Implants to balance their faces and improve their appearance…so can you.

Dr Francis Palmer
Beverly Hills Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery
“What’s Your Number..the palmer code.”
Dr Francis Palmer in the media