Although many people do not notice it, a weak chin can significantly affect facial appearance, causing the nose to look larger or the neck to look loose. Our chins also become weaker (or recede) with age.
The cute "chubby" cheeks of babies are a true sign of youth. As we age, our cheeks "fall" and become less full, less youthfull. Valleys develop under the eyes giving that "drawn out" or aged look. Augmenting the cheeks and restoring fullness, has become one of the most popular procedures. Compare old and new photos of many celebrities, politicians and newscasters and even a young singing sensation. Why do they look better, more youthful?
Adding volume to the cheeks (or chin) gives a "big effect" from a "little procedure". Safe, simple with minimal pain, downtime, or scarring. Fillers or fat are also used for cheek augmentation and will be discussed later. Implants are always needed for the chin, and frequently for the cheek by patients wanting a more lasting effect. The implant is soft, flexible and made of fluoride, and has been used in the human body for 40 years. It is easily placed on top of the bone and doesn't move. Not too hard, not too soft, just right.