Unhappy with your jawline? Think your chin is too small? You are not alone! In 2012, the U.S. saw a 71% increase in chin augmentation surgery – commonly known as ‘chin jobs’ – with more and more patients desiring a defined chin and structured jaw. But gone are the days where you have to go under the knife to reshape your facial features. As more patients seek alternatives to surgical procedures to improve their appearance, non-invasive cosmetic fillers are becoming increasingly popular. With non-surgical chin augmentation – otherwise known as chin fillers – you too can receive a more defined jawline with little downtown and immediate results.
Chin Fillers: Aka Liquid Chin Augmentation
Chin fillers have become popular over the years due to the increasing interest in facial fillers. The popularity of chin fillers comes down to the fact that they’re a customizable, short term solution for improving appearances, unlike chin jobs which require implants.
During an appointment, a licensed provider or a plastic surgeon will inject small amounts of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers like Juvéderm, Voluma, or Radiesse, into the chin and cheeks. These cosmetic fillers do not bind to water and actually mimic bone to plump or ‘fill’ the area of treatment. These types of dermal fillers are very different from botox injections, which actually inhibit muscle contraction.
The whole process of chin fillers usually takes 5-15 minutes depending on the course of treatment and desired result, thus helping to classify this type of dermal filler as a “lunch break” cosmetic procedure.
Chin Fillers Can Improve
The main purpose of chin and jaw fillers is to help provide balanced facial features. It is amazing how much symmetry plays a role in your appearance! By plumping and providing volume in the chin area, chin fillers can:
- Reduce the appearance of a ‘Double chin’.
- Reduce a ‘Fleshy neck’, where there might be some sagging skin.
- Reduce a ‘Pointed’ or ‘Squared chin’ by injecting fillers to make it more round.
- Reduce the appearance of a ‘Prominent nose’ by bringing forth your chin for a more balanced appearance.
- Increase the size of your chin.
- Increase the length of your chin and help solve for a ‘recessive chin’, producing a more projected, stronger chin.
- Improve the shape of your chin. Some patients may require more width, more length, more angular or less angular chins.
- Improve the symmetry of the chin.
Adding filler along the jawline sculpts it and also helps make your neck look more defined. When placed correctly, chin fillers can also give the illusion of a slimmer jaw because of the structure it adds.
There Is Little to No Downtime After Non-Surgical Chin Augmentation
As with many facial fillers, there is little to no downtime with chin fillers. Patients may experience minor swelling, dull aching or slight bruising in the treated area, but most people report that these side effects are minimal and completely disappear within a few days. When administered by a professional with experience, the use of FDA-approved fillers carries a minor chance you’ll experience any significant side effects.
Chin Fillers Can Last for About 9-12 Months
If you are hesitant to commit to a new appearance, then dermal fillers are for you! Chin fillers are not permanent like cosmetic surgery and do require upkeep. Chin fillers only last between nine and 12 months at a time, so if you enjoy your new appearance of a stronger jawline and chin, then regular appointments are necessary. However, some surgeons advocate the use of a small Botox injection in the chin to help the filler last longer.
Should You Try Chin Fillers?
Chin fillers are an FDA-approved, non-invasive, and customizable way to reshape your face. Pretty much everyone who is looking to enhance their jawline or create a more defined chin is a candidate for chin fillers! Book your free consultation today to learn more about this procedure.