The chin takes up a third of our face and contributes to our facial harmony. In general, when in profile, the chin and the corners of the lips are aligned however, in some cases the chin may be more prominent or on the contrary, receding.
A weak chin, due to its unsightly character can then be the source of some discomfort for both men and women. Some people no longer have any reservations about resorting to surgery or aesthetic medicine to restore a harmonious face.
Weak chin: what is it?
The chin is the protruding part at the bottom of the face. It is composed of the mandibular bone where the teeth are implanted and is articulated with the temporal bone. It is the only bone that can move around the skull which enables chewing.
A weak chin is a receding chin that is set back from the whole face. Also called retrogeny, this malformation can lead to difficulties and psychological discomfort for people who have it.
When the chin is receding, it is noticeable that the angle of the neck and chin is no longer drawn, and the neck appears thicker. Over time, this malformation tends to be more pronounced and can worsen significantly.
In this way, retrogeny can lead to a number of problems such as:
Teeth alignment problems
A weak jaw can lead to teeth misalignment as your jaw is not placed correctly.
Some sleep or even breathing disorders
Other than aesthetic issues, weak chin can also causes TMD (temporomandibular joint dysfunction) and headache issues. When the jaw and airway don't fully develop, the airway can become easily obstructed during sleep.
The appearance of a double chin
Early development of double chin is found in people with receding chin. Because the chin is smaller and ill-defined the outline or contours of the chin and neck remain unclear.
When it recedes too far back, it can also lead to self-esteem problems
The impact of the shape, size and prominence of the chin is more than just an aesthetic point of view. Aside medical issues, it also can cause a low self-esteem.
Weak chin: the causes
In general, a receding chin is a family trait. Several members of the same family can have a receding chin and therefore the lower mandible is pushed back.
This malformation appears as the body is developing and may increase over time. A receding chin can appear from an early age and sometimes even at birth. However, surgery is only possible from the age of 18 when all the bones in the patient’s face are fully grown.
Weak chin: how to improve it
In the case of a weak chin, there are solutions to be found through surgery as well as in aesthetic medicine which can help restore a harmonious face. Where there is only minor retrogeny, it is possible to resort to aesthetic medicine and hyaluronic acid injections.
If the receding chin is too pronounced, filler injections will not be possible. It will therefore be necessary to perform a genioplasty in order to correct any malformation and bring the chin forward. The installation of prostheses is also possible to correct retrogeny.
In this way, the contours of the chin and jaw are corrected by improving their prominence and symmetry. A receding chin is often associated with a bump on the nose. In this specific case, it is possible to perform a profileoplasty.
In all cases, the practitioner will offer a procedure that is suited to your needs and expectations.
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