Having a weak chin and jawline can distort the natural proportions of the face. For men, these issues can lead to a less masculine facial shape, causing anxiety. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your chin or jawline, a surgical procedure may be needed. Dr. Bailey offers either chin implants or advancement and reshaping of the chin bone to help you get the look you want. Connect with our office in Newport Beach today to learn more.
Why Does a Weak Jawline Develop?
A weak jawline and chin are often hereditary. These issues can be familial traits that can worsen with age. Starting from age 30, declines in collagen and elastin occur within the dermal layer of the skin, causing the skin to sag. The muscles and connective tissues also loosen. These changes can make the problem even worse, along with making you look substantially older.
Complications of Having a Weak Chin and Jawline
Having a weak chin or weak jawline doesn’t necessarily indicate a medical concern. However, in severe cases, a receding or a weak chin can be associated with orthodontic problems so severe that instead of advancing the chin, the whole jaw has to be moved forwards or re-aligned.
Surgery For a Weak Chin and Jawline
A chin reshaping or advancement surgery is usually performed through an incision on the inside of the lower lip. It can be performed either under local or general anesthesia. You will be able to go home the same day after this procedure. However, it will take some time for the area to heal completely after surgery.
Chin implant surgery is more often done through an incision under the chin because of concerns about infection when an incision in the mouth is used to insert a large piece of foreign material. The surgery is, however shorter and simpler.
Though he does both surgeries, Dr. Bailey prefers chin advancement for most patients for several reasons:
- It also tightens the muscles under the chin, improving the contour.
- Chin implants often erode the bone of the chin over time.
- Chin implants can become infected many years later.
Schedule Chin Reshaping Surgery in Orange County, CA
If you want a more pronounced chin and stronger jawline, Dr. Bailey can help. Dr. Bailey can perform facial plastic surgery to help you get the look you deserve with as little recovery time as possible. To get started, simply fill out and submit the schedule form below or give our office a call by dialing (949) 650-6710.