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What is a weak chin / jaw line and what can you do about it? 

Create a Stronger Jaw Line with Injections or Implants

What is a weak chin / jaw line and what can you do about it? When you look at your face, do you notice a chin that looks like it is set way behind compared to the upper jaw? If yes, you have what is called a ‘retruded’ chin which is a medical term for a recessive or weak chin. In simple words, it means the thrust of your chin is not sufficient to make your jawline appear strong.  

This condition is easy to correct using chin implant or jawline contouring surgery. Facial plastic and reconstruction surgeon Dr. Eric Yavrouian provides chin and jawline enhancement surgery to patients in Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and surrounding locations. 

Plastic Surgery for Recessed Chin 

A receding chin mars the facial balance, especially in the lower portion of the face. Mouth exercises are generally not very successful in correcting a weak chin and jawline because the bones and soft tissue of the area cannot be greatly altered by exercising them. Different cosmetic surgery procedures are possible to deal effectively with this condition: 

Chin augmentation surgery or chin implant plastic surgery is the best solution. When a greater extent of augmentation is required, your surgeon may choose to perform a more elaborate procedure such as a sliding chin genioplasty. 

Chin implants are the easiest way to improve the look of your chin and lower jawline. The cosmetic surgeon makes a tiny cut through the mouth and inserts the biocompatible implant, positions it on the lower jaw, and sutures the cut.  

Double chin reduction procedure is used when there are deposits of submental fat. This may be done using Kybella injections or liposuction to create a stronger jawline. 

Sliding genioplasty is an invasive form of surgery and is reserved for extreme cases of recessed chins. The procedure is elaborate and recovery will take longer than the other methods. 

Why Undergo Chin Augmentation Surgery? 

Chin implant surgery helps to: 

  • Improve how your face looks from the front and the side 
  • Bring harmony between the upper and lower jaws 
  • Lend greater sense of vertical balance to the face 
  • Improve the look of your smile 

Customized Chin Augmentation 

When you consult a facial plastic surgeon, you should discuss the possibility of customizing the procedure to give you the exact look you desire. Good surgeons always consider the needs of patients along with the practical reality of their existing anatomical features. 

Most surgeons take multiple scans to assess your existing features and discuss the choices you have. Once the decision is made, they either use a pre-made prosthesis that matches your preference, or order a customized chin implant to fit you.  

Chin augmentation surgery is the simplest way to give you a strong jawline. In some cases, it may be necessary to use jaw lengthening procedures, or perform a neck lift or chin liposuction or a combination of these procedures to give you the exact appearance you desire.  

Facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Eric Yavrouian receives patients from Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and nearby areas for chin and jawline enhancement surgery. 

Contact Us For a Consultation with Southern California Facial Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon Dr. Eric Yavrouian

For more information about treatments and procedures by Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Eric J. Yavrouian, serving patients in and around Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank and the Greater Los Angeles, CA area call 818-241-2150 or click here to contact him for a consultation.

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