Chin Augmentation Overview
Treats: A recessed or weak chin
Length: 30 minutes
Anesthesia: Topical numbing cream
Side Effects: Mild swelling and bruising possible for a day or two
Risks: Minimal when procedure is performed by an experienced, qualified injector
Recovery: Most patients return to their regular schedule immediately following the procedure
Duration of Results: 6-18 months
Remarkable Care, Exceptional Results
“I had such a fantastic experience with Carolina Facial Plastics. I saw Courtney, the nurse practioner, for Dysport and fillers. She was so practical and thoughtful, making sure to create a natural look for me and also being aware that this was my first time. My results were amazing – I didn’t even bruise or swell! She has a great touch. And, a week later, a friend complimented me saying how great my skin looked (she didn’t know I had anything done). I am thrilled.”
The chin is one of the most important components of our facial appearance. When the chin is recessed, undefined, or weak, it can impact our profile and our self-esteem. A non-surgical chin augmentation using dermal fillers is an option for those who want to try out the look of a chin augmentation without committing to surgery. It is also appropriate for those who are not candidates for a surgical implant or those with minor issues who want to better define their chins and jawline. Our injectors, Heather Bryant, MPAS, PA-C, Amanda Piligian, PA-C,
and Courtney Whitley, FNP-C, are experts in injectable fillers and can help balance your profile with a stronger chin without surgery.
The top aesthetic destination of the south, Carolina Facial Plastics, is led by double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Jonathan Kulbersh. With his team of cosmetic experts, a fully accredited surgery center, and a private recovery retreat all located in the heart of SouthPark, Carolina Facial Plastics is known for unparalleled and natural-looking results exclusively for the face.
Chin augmentation using dermal fillers is a common procedure performed at Carolina Facial Plastics. This is a nonsurgical procedure that enhances the chin and lower face by injecting dermal filler into the treatment area. Strengthening a weak chin with filler injections can also help to create a stronger-looking jawline.
Learn more about your chin augmentation options in the PMFA Journal.
Nonsurgical chin augmentation can treat the following concerns:
- A chin disproportional to the face
- A weak chin or under-projected chin
- A chin without definition
- A weakened jawline
- Jowl formation along the jawline
Our expert injectors will evaluate your specific concerns and goals to determine whether nonsurgical chin augmentation is the right choice for you.
A nonsurgical augmentation is a customized procedure that varies depending on the precise needs of each patient. At the time of your procedure, our expert injectors will do a consultation to thoroughly discuss your goals for the procedure so that you both have the same concept of your vision. A topical anesthetic will be applied to the treatment area. Next, a tiny needle or micro-cannula will be used to deliver precise volumes of dermal filler in the targeted areas of the chin and jawline. The dermal filler also contains a small amount of lidocaine, which reduces any discomfort during and after the procedure. The entire injectable procedure can be performed in our office in less than an hour.
Dermal filler injections can offer outstanding results for patients who need mild to moderate adjustments to their chin. For patients with a severely recessed or weak chin, a chin implant may be a better option. Both of these procedures are routinely performed here at Carolina Facial Plastics and can be discussed at the time of your consultation.
The decision between surgical and nonsurgical chin augmentation is based on the patient’s goals, availability for downtime, and general health. Both can produce excellent results for patients.
Pros of Nonsurgical Chin Augmentation
- In-office procedure
- No incisions
- Little to no downtime
Cons of Nonsurgical Chin Augmentation
- Temporary results
- Mild to moderate improvement in contour
Pros of Surgical Chin Augmentation
- Permanent results
- Significant contour improvement
- Less expensive option in the long run
Cons of Surgical Chin Augmentation
- Surgical procedure
- An incision under the chin
- Some downtime required
At Carolina Facial Plastics, patients receive customized treatment plans from highly trained professionals who deeply understand the skin and facial structures. Our expert injectors bring a wealth of understanding of both anatomy and aesthetics to every injection they perform. Our injectors can achieve natural-looking and subtle results, ensuring our patients are more than just satisfied.
Frequently asked questions
The procedure is very comfortable with little discomfort. We use topical numbing cream on the skin before the treatment, and all of our fillers also contain lidocaine, which is a numbing medication to help minimize discomfort. Our injectors are experts in blunt-tipped cannula use. A cannula is a needle-less injection technique that offers a more comfortable experience. It also decreases bruising or swelling, allowing patients to show off their new look faster than they could with traditional needle injections.
The most common fillers used at Caroline Facial Plastics for nonsurgical chin augmentation are hyaluronic acid fillers. The most popular options include Restylane and Juvederm products, including Restylane Lyft, Restylane Defyne, and Juvederm Voluma. The ideal product for you will be discussed during your consultation before your treatment.
Absolutely. Nonsurgical chin augmentation extends the projection of the chin by the placement of dermal filler. As a result, there is an outward projection of the skin, leading to a more defined jawline. Dermal filler can also be added directly to the jawline itself during the same procedure as chin augmentation to help strengthen the entire lower face’s appearance.
Dermal filler injected as part of a nonsurgical chin augmentation typically last between 6-18 months, depending on the amount and type of filler used.