For many people, having a weak or oddly shaped chin can be a serious source of embarrassment. For example, a man with a weak chin may feel as though he doesn’t have a “masculine” appearance, while a woman with a jutted chin may feel like it’s overwhelming her facial features.
Fortunately, there are many options for people who are plagued by chin issues – and not all of them have to be surgical. Non-surgical chin augmentation is becoming an increasingly popular procedure, as it can help reshape and redefine the shape of the chin without requiring surgery or extensive recovery.
However, non-surgical chin augmentation might not be right for everyone. With that in mind, let’s explore the benefits and drawbacks of non-surgical chin augmentation:
- Non-surgical chin augmentation uses hyaluronic acid fillers to provide subtle reshaping. These fillers – which include Juvederm, Radiesse, and Voluma– provide instant volume to the injection site. When performed by an experienced plastic surgeon, hyaluronic acid fillers can reshape the chin and jawline to a patient’s desired results.
- Since the procedure uses temporary fillers, results from the non-surgical chin augmentation procedure aren’t permanent. Most hyaluronic acid fillers only last between 12 to 18 months; however, Voluma will retain its effect for approximately 2 years.. This means that patients will need to schedule regular procedures to maintain their results. For some patients, this may be considered time-consuming, which is why many opt for the traditional chin augmentation surgery.
- Chin augmentation involves placing a silicone implant to augment or reshape the chin. This implant can help restore balance to the overall facial features, as well as create a more structured jawline. Most patients are able to return to work within a week. Some swelling can occur after the procedure; however, this usually dissipates after a couple of weeks.
Ultimately, your plastic surgeon will help you decide if you’re a good candidate for non-surgical chin augmentation or a traditional chin augmentation. It’s important to communicate your desired results, as this may influence which procedure is right for you.
No matter which option you prefer, you’ll find both at Song Plastic Surgery in Irvine, California. Owned and operated by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kyle Song, Song Plastic Surgery offers both options for patients interested in achieving balanced facial features.
Schedule your consultation at Song Plastic Surgery today. (949) 701-4454