Reports of Bristol Palin’s dramatic new look have been all over the tabloids lately. It appears Bristol may have had quite a bit of work done and we can’t help but notice her new, pointier chin. All the talk had us wondering about the ideal chin so naturally we hit the books and contacted our experts to find out more. The ideal chin should be oval in shape with a concave turn and sit almost directly under where the lower lip projects outward. The chin provides balance to all features, so a chin with just the right amount of projection can also make the nose look smaller. Additionally, since the chin, nose and lips are so close to one another, correcting the chin can make your lips look better. It can also cause the nose to look smaller or larger if they are not proportionate.
A weak chin can prevent facial balance. Overall, the features seem dominant and large. Some who complain of square or wide faces really just have a chin that is too small. A more defined chin can be achieved with implants or injectables. To give more projection and definition, an implant needs to be surgically placed with an incision either inside the mouth or under the chin that is barely noticeable after healing. To correct a concave chin, Sculptra Aesthetic or hyaluronic acid can temporarily build out the chin. Botox can also be used to soften indentations of the chin, off label.
A chin that is too large can also prevent facial balance. If the chin is too large, the face may seem small and unbalanced, and the nose too big. To get a less prominent-looking chin a plastic surgeon can set it back. They will make an incision inside the mouth or under the chin to access the bone and set it back so that the chin appears less angular. Your doctor may also slide it forward if it is bony and angular to soften the contours.
Palin hasn’t publically commented on her new look yet. But to be honest, we think she looks great.