Chin Augmentation with Soft Tissue Fillers
Chin augmentation with soft tissue fillers is a non-surgical approach used for enhancing facial appearance by adding volume to recessed or weak chins. This procedure involves injecting synthetic fillers into the soft tissues near the existing skeletal structure of the chin. The results are temporary, typically lasting 9-12 months. It can also be performed to help a patient to develop realistic expectations of how a permanent chin implant may improve the overall facial appearance.
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About the Procedure
Chin augmentation with soft tissue fillers is an excellent option for people with recessed chins to temporarily experience the benefits of permanent alloplastic chin implants. During this non-surgical outpatient procedure, soft tissue fillers like silicone, Juvederm, and Radiesse can be injected into the soft tissue that surrounds the skeletal shape of the chin. This outpatient procedure is associated with little downtime, requires about 6 days to recover fully from, and costs $650-$2500 on average. Numbing creams are typically mixed with the soft tissue filler agent that is being used to reduce any pain or discomfort during the procedure. This type of liquid chin augmentation helps to restore chin volume that is naturally decreased in most people with age. It helps to restore a more youthful chin, neck, and jawline appearance, and thereby improve the contours and balance of the entire face. Autologous fat transfer (fat grafting) may also be used for chin augmentation. Excess fat tissue can be harvested via liposuction from anywhere in the body, and then, injected into the chin area to add volume. Some people prefer fat transfer chin augmentation over synthetic soft tissue fillers because it is less prone to bodily rejection and is metabolized less quickly.
The goal of chin augmentation is to restore facial harmony. Chin augmentation can be used to define an underdeveloped chin or give it more prominence. As the shape of the chin is affected by the shape of the nose, chin augmentation is often paired with rhinoplasty.
What to Expect
Chin augmentation with soft tissue fillers offers patients a temporary solution to increase size and projection for a recessed or weak chin. Here is a quick guide for what to expect before, during, and after a chin augmentation with soft tissue fillers.
- Do not consume alcohol for at least 24 hours
- Do not take any blood thinning medications
- An antiviral medication may be prescribed
- Reschedule if a rash, blemish, or cold sore develops in the area
- Topical numbing cream or local anesthetic
- Injection locations are individualized for the patient’s needs
- If fat grafting is performed, liposuction will be performed first
Swelling and bruising after the injection of soft tissue fillers can last 4-7 days. Acute edema and erythema may be treated with ice packs. Candidates should avoid massaging injected areas and refrain from strenuous cardiovascular or other highly physical activity for at least 6 hours after treatment, and may be instructed to sleep with the head elevated for one night.
Soft tissue fillers for chin augmentation are ideal for candidates who have microgenia and are reluctant to undergo surgery.
Not Recommended For
Soft tissue fillers for chin augmentation are not recommended for candidates who are pregnant, breastfeeding, have an active infection in the area to be treated or candidates who have a known allergy/hypersensitivity to the filler or lidocaine.
Side effects from soft tissue fillers for chin augmentation may include swelling, bruising, and erythema at the injection site, injecting too little or too much filler leading to undesirable aesthetic or lack of longevity, migration and asymmetric resorption of tissue fillers may also occur. Immediate regional blanching, a reticulate, violaceous discoloration of the skin, or significant pain following treatment may indicate impending tissue necrosis.