WHY I WANTED SURGERY
I’ve always hated my chin. ALWAYS. G’bless my parents, a strong & chiseled chin was not in the cards for me. When I was 16 years old I had my wisdom teeth removed, and my mom suggested that I also have a small procedure done to bring my chin forward a bit. It wasn’t jaw surgery…. Just a small tweak of the bones around my chin. I was thrilled.
Brandi Circa 2015
While I loved the change in my jawline from the adjustment, there was always a fatty looking pocket underneath my chin that made me feel like I looked like I had a doubler. (Double chin, that is). My family thought I was bananas, but I could never shake my frustration.
My sister (Dr. Jordan!) finally got tired of my self-judgement and dragged me to a plastic surgeon for a consultation for liposuction when I was 33. Mr. Plastic Surgery told me that he COULD do lipo under my chin, but it probably wouldn’t give me the result I was looking for. My whole jaw line was a little weak, so he suggested lipo to address The Doubler (if it would make me feel more comfortable) and dermal fillers along the jawline to build up the structure and give stronger definition. He would do the lipo, Jordan or Dr. Dad (in case you haven't put it together yet, Dr. Hollsten is my dad) would do the fillers.