A strong chin is an important element of an attractive face; and just as true, there is nothing more detracting from beauty than the so-called “double chin”. An ample, well sculpted chin can add definition, help create symmetry and bring balance to facial features. While most people think that the fullness that accumulates beneath the chin is fat, it is usually a combination of skin, fat and loose muscle. Nothing predisposes to premature aging of this area more than a small chin that does not provide the bone support that highlights the youthful lower face and neck.
Each patient should be evaluated thoroughly and individually for optimal selection of rejuvenation procedures, or volume enhancement in the chin or lower face. In some individuals with an average to moderate chin, a Westside Head & Neck physician may recommend a non-surgical chin augmentation, an in-office procedure in our Culver City & Santa Monica Offices, using injectable dermal fillers. This technique is a quick and excellent alternative to surgery.
The Non-Surgical (Injection) Chin Augmentation
A non-surgical chin augmentation is performed in two 15-minute visits about 3 to 4 weeks apart. Minor swelling and tenderness may last 2 to 3 days after the procedure. Radiesse and Juvederm Voluma can be used due to their thick volumizing qualities, and results can last 1 to 2 years. Since our faces change as we age, precise adjustments of the chin with this non-invasive approach allow a perpetually natural look. Yearly touch-ups allow the doctor to continue to update the chin’s appearance as it changes with age. A non-surgical chin augmentation is also ideal for patients interested in seeing results immediately and cost effectively, and without having to commit to permanent results from a surgical chin implant.