The Attractive Face

The Science of Beauty, Understood at Last

The Ideal Chin

Based on what we now know about the science of attractiveness, the chin is key to an attractive face. Ironically, the ideal chin doesn't attract any attention to itself at all. Its role in the attractiveness of your face is to bring balance to your features and profile. Dr. McCullom specializes in subtle refinements that produce the ideal chin for your face.


Facial Aesthetics Chicago

A Balancing Act

Research shows that the standard for attractiveness in a chin is one that projects about 2 or 3 millimeters less than the tip of the nose. In women, the chin can project less and still be considered attractive, and in men, slightly more projection may be optimal. The key is that the chin does not draw attention, it simply makes the face look “right” or “normal.”

Dr. McCullom understands how important it is to have a chin that does not recede or project too much, and that gives the face the proportional look that we equate with health, beauty, and familiarity. He specializes in chin augmentation with an implant or fillers at his south side Chicago practice to ensure that the chin enhances the overall attractiveness of the face.

Non-surgical chin augmentation involves adding definition by injecting a filler such as Artefill®, RADIESSE®, Restylane® or Perlane®. Using these remarkable fillers, Dr. McCullom can bring the chin into better proportion with other features, which can have a significant impact on your appearance and your self-confidence. Learn more about non-surgical chin augmentation.

Chin augmentation surgery is another option that can dramatically improve the profile and harmony of the facial features. This procedure involves inserting an implant through a small, discreet incision for permanent results. Learn more about chin augmentation surgery.

Non-surgical Chin Augmentation

Non-surgical chin augmentation involves placing fillers under the skin and muscle to increase chin projection. Results with RADIESSE last a year in total, with most patients getting touch up treatments at 6 month intervals.

Surgical Chin Augmentation

Surgical chin augmentation improves the proportions of the face and adds definition to the lower face and neck, by placing a silastic implant along the edge of the jaw bone. The procedure takes about an hour, and has a 5 day recovery.

Neck Liposuction

Neck liposuction removes fat tissue under the chin. This may be done alone in the office, or combined with chin augmentation in the operating room.