Discovery Health – Chin Implant
Reporter: This former Sacramento Kings dancer doesn’t want to look younger, she wants to look older.
Danielle earns a living as a makeup artist, but the 21 year old has decided she needs more than lipstick and eye shadow to reach her goals.
Danielle: Well I’m interested in a career in broadcasting, and unfortunately appearances do matter as far as how you’re perceived by the public. And I feel that my appearance shows off immature qualities, I look younger than I actually am. So I think a chin implant would help my jaw line and help me look a little bit more mature and strong.
Dr. Nassif: The way we do a chin implant is I make a very small incision right underneath here ok. And what I do at that point is put in a little chin implant. Take a look.
Danielle: My self image, I feel that I’m comfortable with myself I like the way I look. Everyone has these minute things about themselves they’d like to change; I don’t think that makes me any less of a person though.
Dr. Nassif: Danielle, hi, we’re all finished. We’re already finished it’s all done, everything went perfect. You have a nice new little chin.
Well it’s been just a little bit over a week and you look great.
Danielle: Thank you.
Dr. Nassif: Do you have any pain?
Danielle: No. Actually the pain occurred when I went back to work and I had to talk since I talk so much in my job. I think it was just the muscles got sore. They say three weeks until everything is totally healed and you’re picture perfect. So I should be able to smile like normal not like this fake.
Reporter: Danielle’s reason for a chin implant wasn’t to make funny faces; she’s hoping the surgery will improve her chances of building a career in broadcasting.
Danielle: I think it made a vast improvement. I feel that I look a little more mature especially from the profile, because I don’t have a receding chin which gives me the perception of being weak or young. My friends and family’s reaction has been positive. They like the improvement and think it makes a big difference in my profile. They understand now why I did it.