Some individuals can have a chin that recedes into the face with loss of protrusion. This can be genetic or due to trauma.
This causes a lack of proportion in the face, which can be ageing. A strong jawline and definition of the chin is essential for a person to look confident and youthful. Conversely, a weak chin also has the effect of making the nose appear longer, which is not aesthetically pleasing. Over the last few years, it has been increasingly recognised the importance of treatment of the chin and mandible (jaw bone) as part of the overall aesthetic process.
Dr Thomas will carefully assess the relevant anatomy, typically measuring the Phi ratio of the facial proportions to determine the appropriate chin length and protrusion while considering the effect on other features such as the upper and middle face.
Injection of dermal fillers can make a massive difference to the overall facial appearance providing strong and defined looks and, dependent on the patient being male or female, can masculinise or feminise a face appropriately. He always uses high-quality, robust dermal fillers in this area supported by the underlying bone to produce enhancement that typically lasts for more than 12 months.
Over recent years, the chin and jawline area has become much more important, giving a strong, youthful look and giving balance to the overall facial appearance.
Assessment and treatment of the chin together with assessment of the nasal profile and lips is often called profile balancing. This looks to create a harmonious dependent on facial portions, typically using dermal fillers in the chin and lips and a nonsurgical rhinoplasty where indicated.
A full facial profile may also look at assessment of the forehead where frontal bossing can lead to a slightly hollowed appearance and may also benefit from soft fillers injected into the forehead. This is a potentially high risk area due to arteries that run within the forehead and a medical injector would be essential to reduce the incidence of complications. You can see more on forehead filler at the link here.
With ageing, recession of the bone in the jawline and sagging of the overlying soft tissues can lose the defined and strong jawline which is so important for framing the face and altering the shape (feminising or masculinising for example).
Dr Owen Thomas is a highly trained aesthetic physician with a level 7 qualification in injectable treatments.
He uses his passion and skill combined with a professional, ethical and safe approach, to enable his patients to feel rejuvenated, confident and ready for everything life has to offer.
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