Weak Chin: Causes and Whether It Needs to Be corrected?
For many people, a weak chin is one of the most problematic areas on their face. The problem with a weak chin is that it creates a gap in your jawline and makes you seem older than you actually are. However, there are some things that might make your weak chin more prominent. In this article, I will tell you the causes of a weak chin, as well as whether or not it needs to be corrected.
What is a weak chin?
A weak chin is a condition characterized by the absence of chin cleft, whereby the chin looks like it’s been pushed over to one side. It results as a result of trauma or other skeletal deficiency. If you have a weak chin, your surgeon may recommend an osteotomy, also referred to as a chin cleft surgery. This surgery is typically performed in conjunction with orthognathic surgery, which involves correcting an underdeveloped face either through jaw reduction or jaw plastic surgery.
Does my chin need to be corrected?
Chin problems are caused by a combination of factors. They can be related to aging, weight fluctuations, genetics, and different facial features. If you think your chin needs to be corrected, consult a plastic surgeon for advice.
Weak chin: Causes and Solutions
Weak chin is a condition that many people are familiar with. It happens when the jaw line becomes less prominent and it’s often accompanied by drooping eyelids, loose teeth, and excess facial fat. When this occurs due to aging, genetics, or illness, it can be corrected through cosmetic surgery.
Chin implants can be used to correct a weak chin and achieve a stronger look. However, the process is not without complications and risks. The most common complication is infection which is usually caused by bacteria growing on the device after it has been removed. For this reason, many doctors choose not to implant weak chins and opt instead to use a chin prosthesis in its place. Chin implants are also quite pricey with each procedure costing approximately $8,000-$12,000 USD.