Bristol Palin’s Jaw Surgery Draws Attention to Chin Surgery

chin augmentationWhen Bristol Palin recently debuted a new look that included a more angled jaw and defined chin, it sparked media reports and speculation about what procedures she had done to achieve it.

Palin told US Weekly magazine she had corrective jaw surgery, not cosmetic surgery. Palin said she had her surgery so her jaw and teeth could properly realign and that she is pleased with her new look.

Still, her transformation has created interest in chin surgery.

Chin surgery, which is also referred to as mentoplasty or chin augmentation, balances a person’s face by adding projection to the chin. A custom implant is inserted in front of the jawbone during the surgery.

There are also other options for improving the look of the chin area. For instance, a concave chin could be corrected with dermal fillers by temporarily building out the chin. Other facial implants, such as cheek or jaw line implants, also offer ways to add volume to the 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.”

However, Palin said that she wouldn’t consider plastic surgery unless she was in an accident or got disfigured.

Whether it was corrective, cosmetic or a combination, Palin is happy with her look. 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!”