Do You Have Chin Envy?

Is your chin giving others a weak impression of you?

In the world of boxing, a fighter’s chin is a term that refers to the ability to withstand trauma to the chin or jaw without being knocked unconscious. Terms like Rocky Balboa’s ‘granite chin’ and being able to ‘take it on the chin’ imply strength and resilience. Superheroes such as Captain America Chris Evans and Superman or Man From U.N.C.L.E Henry Cavill look like they have chins forged from steel. So do some others, such as George Clooney and Brad Pitt, or world’s hottest felon, convict-turned model Jeremy Meeks.

The latest hottie from Superman and Man From U.N.C.L.E. Henry Cavill and his chin of steel.

From an aesthetic standpoint, the chin frames the lower face and is a prominent facial feature, yet it is frequently neglected. While it doesn’t strike most people as important, a short or weak chin makes the whole face seem flat and incomplete. Good chins provide facial definition, makes one appear slimmer, gives one’s face character and is definitely a must-have for an attractive (and dare we say, sexy) frontal and side profile. Beautiful feminine chins are slightly rounded, and concludes at a gentle sloping or “V” shaped jawline. By contrast, masculine chins are stronger looking, squarish and complements an angled jawline.

The Asian Preference. A wide midface which tapers to a sharp and sexy chin, also dubbed the ‘V-Face’.

A receding chin or the colloquially known weak chin is an impediment to an aesthetically pleasing face. The disruption in facial proportion creates a similarly weak impression. There are many ways to measure facial proportions but the easiest way to assess if a chin augmentation is suitable for you would be check if you have sufficient anterior projection, as well as chin length.

For those who are apprehensive about going under the knife for a surgical chin implant, or who want to try an injectable option before considering surgery, thankfully there is a very easy solution. Chin filler augmentation is fast becoming a lunchtime procedure because it is quick and almost painless with no downtime. The change in facial contour can be appreciated instantly, yet at the same time producing very natural looking results.

There is a wide variety of fillers available. Hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers are temporary, reversible, and have become the prime choice of facial contouring used by doctors due to its safety and optimal, natural looking results, usually lasting between 6 months up to 18 months depending on the exact type of HA filler used.

So as it stands, chin filler augmentation is that “sweet spot” of facial contouring. If observing girly sharp faces makes your head turn or if you find yourself posing for that chiseled jawline in selfies, it’s probably time to rid yourself of chin envy and try that chin filler you need!

-Geraldine W.

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