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Carol Burnett talks about her plastic surgery experience on CNN

Dr. Philip Miller

Dr. Philip Miller

May 21, 2018

While most celebrities would proudly flaunt their flawless, age-defying faces but won’t admit to going under the knife, comedy legend Carol Burnett candidly talked about having plastic surgery on live television.

In 2011, the comedienne and award-winning actress was a guest on CNN’s Piers Morgan LIVE where she openly discussed getting plastic surgery on her chin. The full hour interview touched on her successful Hollywood career, her family, and plastic surgery, which Burnett didn’t shy away from. “I’ve always wanted a chin,” she admitted.” She then made the decision to have work done after her daughter went to an oral surgeon to correct a jaw problem. One day after about a year post-surgery, Burnett walked into her hotel in New York City where she received a message from actor and film director, Marlon Brando. Once she got him on the phone and asked why he’d called, Brando replied, “So, where’d you get your chin?”

What Is A Chin Augmentation?

Also referred to as genioplasty or a chin implant, chin augmentation is a surgical procedure that places a pre-formed silicone implant around the patient’s existing chin bone in order to enhance its size and shape, achieving a more harmonious and attractive balance in the facial features. As the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery puts it, “a well-defined jawline structure is the cornerstone of a balanced attractive face.” Therefore, correcting a small or weak chin will benefit the proportion of the lower face and improve the contours of the neck and jawline. 

When performed by a qualified and experienced board-certified cosmetic surgeon, chin augmentation can provide a permanent solution to improving a recessed or weak chin. A chin augmentation can also be performed on its own, or as a complement to other facial contouring procedures such as a rhinoplasty, neck lift, or facelift.

What Are The Benefits Of Chin Augmentation?

  • It is natural-looking – Chin implants are designed to resemble your natural bone structure. The procedure is also performed in a highly personalized manner, enhancing your facial features while ensuring results are apparent without looking too exaggerated. 
  • It is customizable – Chin implants, just like clothes that are tailor-made for you, are customizable to the patient by offering different looks based on your personal preferences. You can choose from an array of various styles and sizes, and even create new contours by reshaping the chin and jawline in order to accommodate nearly any profile or facial shape.
  • Scarring is minimal –The incisions for chin augmentation are usually made below the chin. The incision is small and located in a barely noticeable spot. In some cases, the incision is made inside the mouth.
  • It builds self-confidence – Having a weak or underdeveloped chin can affect your self-confidence. If your chin is making you feel self-conscious, a chin augmentation can help you feel better about your appearance and improve your self-esteem.

Would You Like to Achieve Facial Aesthetic Balance?

Do you feel like your facial features lack proportion? A chin augmentation can help you feel more confident in your appearance. 

Philip J. Miller, MD, FACS is a double-certified facial plastic surgeon who specializes exclusively in facial plastic surgery and offers over 20 years of experience and knowledge to his patients. Considered one of the country’s leading experts in facial rejuvenation, Dr. Miller has been frequently invited to share his specific techniques with his peers at various national facial plastic surgery meetings. He has been voted among the Best Doctors in America each year since 2007, and has also been named a Top Doctor of New York. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Miller, contact his office located at 60 East 56th Street, Third Floor in New York City, by calling (646) 791-3025.

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Dr. Philip Miller

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Dr. Philip Miller is a New York facial plastic surgeon known for pioneering the NatraLook methodology for rhinoplasty, facelifts, necklifts, and more.

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