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  • Writer's pictureDr. Jean-Paul Azzi

Chin Augmentation Choices

The chin. Often ignored and highly underrated. When we notice the beauty of a person’s face, very rarely do you ever hear anyone comment on the chin. Beautiful eyes, supple and full lips and high cheek bones are all components that make up a beautiful face. And while it may not be at the forefront of a compliment, a chin’s size, definition and proportion have a dramatic impact in a facial profile and overall appearance.

A “weak” chin does not fully balance the protrusion of the nose. Since there is a lack of compensation, the nose actually tends to appear larger on people who have weak chins. A weak chin also impacts the neck and jaw line. The lack of definition tends to make the jaw line disappear and the neck appear more fleshy.

Just because you aren’t born with the perfect chin certainly does not mean you can’t have it. There are a multitude of options when it comes to adjusting the chin.

Mentoplasty (Chin Implant)

First, probably the option we’re all the most familiar with, the chin implant. Doctor Jean-Paul Azzi of The Palm Beach Center for Facial Plastic & Laser Surgery, recently said chin augmentation is quickly becoming one of the most popular procedures he performs. His suspicion is it’s because of all the new implants that are available. Also referred to as mentoplasty, this is a quick, low-risk procedure conducted under local anesthesia. Recovery is pretty fast, and most patients report any minor swelling and bruising subside after about a week.

Chin Filler

Then there’s the liquid chin – a lesser known option. A liquid chin augmentation is achieved using fillers like Juvederm and Radiesse. The best part? It takes (literally) about five minutes. There’s also no recovery time, no anesthesia and results are immediate. While this option might not be permanent, results can last for up to two years (although touch ups may be required).

Botox for Chin Dimples

As we age, the mentalis muscles (muscles in the chin), tend to become overactive – meaning they flex more often than they should. This can lead to an unsightly dimpled, puckered appearance that can cause individuals to look worried or aged. Botox, Xeomin or Dysport can be used to soften unsightly chin dimples.

The one thing to remember when considering any change to your face, is it takes a real artist who also happens to understand the science behind cosmetic surgery. Each patient is a different canvas, needing its own set of brushes and unique artist perspective. Doctor Azzi is double-board certified and understands that each patient is unique. During consultations, Dr. Azzi carefully works to understand the patient’s facial structure and desired look.

If you’d like to understand what your options are, consider a consultation. This doesn’t mean you’re required to have any surgery or procedure – it’s simply a way for you and the doctor to determine what’s best for you.

With offices conveniently located in Jupiter and Palm City, Florida, Dr. Azzi and his staff serve patients in the following South Florida areas and beyond: Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Tequesta, Hobe Sound, Stuart, Palm City, Jensen Beach and Vero Beach.

You deserve to be happy with the way you look. Don’t settle for anything less than the best. Call (561)-429-5403 for more information.

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