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

Create a Strong Jaw Line with Injections or Chin Implants

Much of the attractiveness of a face comes from the contours of its chin and jawline. If you have a receding or weak chin or jaw line, it can detract from an otherwise appealing face. Despite the best of facial features, weakness in the chin and jaw area tends to tone down the masculine characters of a man’s face. In women, it makes the face and neck look older.  

Some people also find that with a weak chin and jawline, the nose appears far more dominant in the profile view. Chin implant surgery is a safe and proven solution to deal with chin and jaw cosmetic problems.  

Double board certified oral & maxillofacial and cosmetic surgeon Dr. Landon D. McLain provides chin and jawline enhancement procedures to patients in Huntsville, Madison, Florence, Decatur, Scottsboro, Cullman, Athens, Alabama, and surrounding locations. 

What is Chin Implant Surgery? 

Chin augmentation surgery involves the use of silicone biocompatible implants to give you a more pronounced chin and jawline. Experienced surgeons will customize the shape and size of the implant to suit your particular facial structure so that the procedure gives you a natural-appearing chin. 

After administering a local anesthetic, the surgeon makes a cut below the chin and carves out a space in the front portion of the chin. They insert the customized implant into this space and fit it into the right position, and then close the cut with sutures and bandage the chin. Once the bandages are off, you are ready to show off your new, well-defined jawline and chin. 

Improving Jawline Definition 

A jaw augmentation surgery can enhance the appearance of your jaws if they are out of balance with the rest of the face. Your surgeon an also correct any structural problems related to the jaw. The jawline implant surgery will restore the facial harmony by making your weak jaw appear more defined and angular.  

Neck Lift 

If your chin and jawline appear weak due to loose or sagging skin in the neck region, the surgeon may advise a neck lift surgery. In this procedure, the fatty tissue below the chin, the muscles, salivary glands, and skin itself will be modified in a single procedure to give you a neck that appears younger, and a stronger jawline and chin. 

Neck Liposuction 

If you have stubborn fat tissue below the chin, you may consider neck liposuction. In this procedure, the fat below the skin of the chin is removed to give your jawline and neck a more sculpted look. Based on an evaluation of your facial features, the surgeon will decide if you need only a neck liposuction or a chin implant, too.  

Non-Surgical Treatment Choices 

If your chin weakness is not very pronounced, your surgeon may sometimes recommend a non-surgical procedure for your weak or receding chin and jawline. Dermal fillers may be injected directly into the area of weakness on the jawline. This injection helps to make the mandible and bony angle more prominent.  

Injecting Botox directly into the masseter muscle of the face is another possibility. Botox relaxes the muscle, and draws your shape into a slimmer, “V” shape and improves its attractiveness. 

Double board certified oral & maxillofacial and cosmetic surgeon Dr. Landon D. McLain receives patients from Huntsville, Madison, Florence, Decatur, Scottsboro, Cullman, Athens, Alabama, and nearby areas for chin and jawline enhancement procedures.  

Contact McLain Surgical Arts in Huntsville, AL to Schedule a Consultation

McLain Surgical Arts is a leading cosmetic surgery practice headed by Dr. Landon D. McLain MD, DMD, FACS in Huntsville, AL.  Dr. McLain is a double board certified cosmetic and oral & maxillofacial surgeon, offering a variety of procedures such as dental implants, wisdom teeth extraction, breast augmentation, liposuction, rhinoplasty, tummy tuck, facelift, Botox, and laser skin resurfacing.

For more information or to schedule a consultation call 256.429.3411 or click here.

Now taking patients from Huntsville, Scottsboro, Decatur, Madison, Athens, Florence, Cullman, AL and surrounding areas.

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