Chicago Facial Aesthetics
It is often said that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” However, studies have shown that there are several features that determine whether a face is considered attractive. One of the key factors in the facial aesthetic is the chin. Though an ideal chin draws no attention to itself, it serves to balance the face and profile, leading to a more pleasing appearance overall. If your chin is not fulfilling its role, Dr. Cornell McCullom specializes in crafting the subtle chin refinements that will create the desired effect.
Aesthetic research has found that your chin should ideally project around 2-3 millimeters less than the tip of your nose. For men, the chin can set a bit further forward and still provide the optimal appearance, while for women, a slightly less protruding chin is more desirable. Too far in one direction or the other will draw attention to the chin and make the face appear unbalanced.
If you lack the proper chin dimensions to create a proportional look, Dr. McCullom will customize one or more treatments to meet your specific needs. The three most common options for cosmetic chin correction are surgical chin augmentation, non-surgical chin augmentation, and neck liposuction.
Surgical chin augmentation includes placing a silastic implant along the edge of your jawbone to create a stronger definition in the lines of your jaw and chin. This permanent solution takes about an hour to perform and will require 5 days of recovery for most patients.
Non-surgical chin augmentation involves the use of fillers to create definition and smooth proportions. These remarkable products provide discreet, dramatic results in just a few minutes, with minimal recovery time. With non-surgical augmentation, most patients will require retreatment at 6-12 month intervals.
Neck liposuction removes the fatty tissue from under and around the chin. This provides a more defined jawline and more distinctive chin shape. This treatment can be performed in-office or combined with surgical augmentation in the operating room. In addition to balancing your face, neck liposuction can provide a more youthful appearance.
For more information or to schedule your chin consultation with Dr. Cornell McCullom, contact Timeless Beauty.