Interest in Chin Surgery Grows after Palin’s Jaw Surgery

chin surgeryGiven the interest in Bristol Palin’s new look — everyone from US Weekly magazine to the Associated Press to ABC News reported on it — it’s no surprise that there’s been more interest in chin surgery. Palin recently debuted a more angled jaw and defined chin that she told US Weekly was a result of  corrective jaw surgery, not cosmetic surgery.

Palin said she had her procedure so her jaw and teeth could properly realign, but she admits she is happy with her new look as well.

For those looking for a transformation like Palin’s, chin surgery could be the answer. Also referred to as genioplasty, mentoplasty, or chin augmentation, the procedure balances a person’s face by adding projection to the chin. During the surgery, an implant is inserted in front of the jawbone.

There are also non-surgical options, such as injectables, for improving the look of the chin. For instance, a concave chin could be corrected with hyaluronic acid fillers by temporarily building out the chin.

Facial liposuction on the neck and/or chin can also improve the look of the chin area by removing fat below the chin and restoring contour to the lower face.

The Washington Post asked an oral and cosmetic facial surgeon’s opinion on Palin’s look, and he believes she did undergo “some procedure on her chin … It also appears as if she has had liposuction under her jaw.”

But Palin said that she wouldn’t consider cosmetic surgery unless she “got in an accident or something terrible and got disfigured.”

Whether it was cosmetic, corrective or a combination, Palin is satisfied. She told US Weekly, “I am absolutely thrilled with the results. I look older, more mature, and don’t have as much of a chubby little baby face!”

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