- Improved Facial Symmetry: Improves chin contours, creating a more proportioned and attractive facial appearance.1
- Minimally-invasive Approach: Bypasses the need for surgical incisions or anesthesia, offering a hassle-free alternative to surgical chin enhancements.
- No Downtime: Most patients return to their everyday lives right after their session.
- Instant Gratification: See the beautiful and natural-looking results immediately post-treatment.
- Flexibility: Dermal fillers can be built gradually and offer fully customizable treatments, granting patients the freedom to tweak their appearance as they wish.
Chin contouring with dermal fillers is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure designed to enhance and reshape the chin region, giving you a more refined and harmonized facial profile. Lickstein Plastic Surgery, overseen by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Lickstein, nestled in the heart of Palm Beach Gardens and serving from Jupiter to Port St. Lucie and beyond, is proud to be Florida’s premier plastic surgery practice and medical spa. We offer tailor-made chin enhancement treatments using dermal fillers to craft the perfect chin silhouette for you.
Non-surgical chin and jawline augmentation refers to a type of chin enhancement that utilizes dermal fillers. This non-surgical cosmetic procedure is designed to refine, reshape, and enhance the appearance of the chin and jawline, leading to a more contoured chin and balanced facial profile.
Good candidates are typically those who have a recessed chin, also referred to as a weak chin, and are looking for a non-surgical procedure to enhance or reshape the chin and jawline. They should be in good health, have realistic expectations, and be looking for a temporary, non-invasive solution.
Your chin transformation will take place at Lickstein Plastic Surgery’s sophisticated Palm Beach Gardens facility. The procedure encompasses the careful injection of hyaluronic acid-based (HA) fillers into targeted regions of the chin and jawline to enhance volume and contour.
Your licensed provider will begin with a comprehensive examination of your facial structure to pinpoint the most optimal injection sites tailored to your specific needs. Then a gentle numbing cream will be applied for your utmost comfort.
With the treatment area sufficiently numbed, the precise filler injections will be administered according to advanced sculpting techniques to improve the projection of the chin. Employing meticulous amounts of chin filler at each point ensures that your results look completely natural.2 The specific volume and location of the filler will be determined by your aesthetic aspirations and your facial characteristics.
Some temporary swelling, discoloration, or tenderness where injections are placed is normal and will dissipate quickly.3 Patients are encouraged to refrain from rigorous physical activity, sun exposure, and alcoholic beverages for a 24-48 hour window following treatment. Cool compresses can be helpful to reduce any post-procedure swelling.
What are dermal fillers?
Injectable fillers are gel-like substances used to restore lost volume, smooth lines, and enhance facial features. Many fillers, such as Juvederm and Restylane, are composed of hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally found in the skin.
How do I know which type of filler is best for me?
How long does the chin enhancement procedure take?
The procedure typically takes between 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the patient's specific needs and the amount of filler used.
Is the chin enhancement with dermal fillers procedure painful?
Most patients report minimal discomfort. The treatment area is usually numbed with a topical anesthetic. Some fillers also contain lidocaine, a local anesthetic, to improve comfort during the injection.
How long do the results last?
The longevity of results can vary based on the type of filler used and individual factors, but most chin enhancements with dermal fillers last between 6 to 18 months. Over time, the body naturally absorbs the filler.
Are there any side effects?
Common side effects include redness, swelling, bruising, and tenderness at the injection site. These usually resolve within a few days. Rarer complications include infection, filler migration, lumps, or allergic reactions.
Is chin enhancement with fillers permanent?
No, dermal fillers are temporary. However, there are longer-lasting fillers and other semi-permanent to permanent enhancement options available. You can discuss your needs with your injection specialist at your consultation to understand which is right for you. If you’re looking for a surgical chin augmentation procedure, such as a chin implant or liposuction to improve the lower face including the chin area and jowls, you can schedule a consultation with Dr. Lickstein.
Can the effects be reversed?
Yes, many hyaluronic acid fillers can be dissolved using an enzyme called hyaluronidase, which breaks down the filler if needed.
Can I combine any other procedures or treatments with chin enhancement?
Absolutely, many of our patients choose to merge their chin enhancement with other non-surgical facial treatments. Whether it's Kybella to reduce the appearance of a double chin, microneedling, Botox, dermal fillers to augment the lips or reduce nasolabial folds, or cutting-edge skin tightening procedures, Lickstein Plastic Surgery offers a wide range of options to help you realize your ideal aesthetic. We’re also proud to offer medical-grade skincare for those who are interested in at-home facial rejuvenation to complement cosmetic surgery or aesthetic treatments performed in our medical spa.
1 Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery. Reshaping the Lower Face Using Injectable Fillers. Available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7458843/. Accessed March 21, 2023.
2 Facial Plastic Surgery. Nonsurgical Chin and Jawline Augmentation Using Calcium Hydroxylapatite and Hyaluronic Acid Fillers. Available: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30943558/. Accessed March 21, 2023.
3 Cleveland Clinic. Jawline Filler. Available: https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/treatments/23368-jawline-filler. Accessed March 21, 2023.
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