Chin Augmentation SurgeryChin augmentation can restore or create improved facial balance and harmony. Sometimes referred to as a “weak” chin, on a man, this may feminize the face and may even unjustifiably carry negative psychological overtones about his character. In the case of a woman with a weak chin it can in some instances make a prominent nose appear even more so or give the face a weak appearance. In some instances chin enhancement, alone, is the only procedure needed to create a balanced relationship between facial structures making additional procedures unnecessary. For patients with a full or short neck, chin enhancement or a chin implant can provide the illusion of a longer neck and thereby improve one’s profile with less down time than a face lift or neck lift. Neck liposuction in these patients can do even more to enhance the appearance of the jawline and neck. In the setting of the maturing face, chin enhancement restores the framework around which the skin and tissues are supported and lifted. Chin implants and chin augmentation can make changes in a person’s face that range from subtle to dramatic. In either case, Dr. Lay wants to express to his potential patients that there is always some adjustment for the patient to their new appearance. While to your friends and family, your change is pleasing and natural, there is often a brief period during which you as a patient see someone different in the mirror. This is normal and passes. Dr. Lay is there with you during your healing process.