Just like all of our features, chins come in various sizes and shapes. However, a well-defined chin creates an attractive balance between your nose, neck, and cheeks. In contrast, a recessed chin may not provide enough structure to create the visual distinction needed between the face and neck. The result of this is a double chin or an unflattering silhouette. A small chin can also make the nose appear larger because of a lack of balance between facial features.
If you are bothered by the appearance of your chin, there are several options to strengthen the chin and bring more balance to your profile. The two most popular options are chin enhancement surgery or chin augmentation with fillers. Only you can decide which one is best for you, but we are here to support both of these treatment options.
If you only need a small adjustment, fillers are a fantastic option. If you simply want to rewind the clock a little, or you feel like you’ve lost some of the definition in your face, fillers may be a better option for you.
If you want to see lasting changes, you’ve always been unhappy with your chin, you want a one-and-done approach, or you need a drastic change, implants might be the way to go. Chin implant surgery (also called genioplasty) is the classic procedure for chin augmentation. During this procedure, an anatomically shaped implant (typically made from silicone) is placed around your existing chin bone through a short incision made under the chin or sometimes inside the mouth. Results are meant to be permanent as a chin implant can last a lifetime.
The Key Benefits of Chin Implant Surgery are:
- Dramatic change is possible
- Results are permanent after one procedure
- Implants feel similar to the natural chin bone
- Multiple options allow you to customize your chin projection and customize your look
- Short, low-risk surgery when performed by a double board-certified plastic surgeon
- Scars are virtually undetectable
- Other procedures, such as liposuction, can be performed at the same time to enhance results.
Alternatively, chin fillers are becoming more popular than ever as they offer instant results, no surgery, and zero downtime. Dermal fillers can be injected in key points to add volume beneath the skin and modestly enhance chin and jawline contours. Although results are technically temporary, they are long-lasting (some patients report results lasting 12-24 months).
The Key Benefits of Chin Augmentation with Fillers are:
- Immediate results
- No surgery or downtime
- No anesthesia (in most cases a topical anesthetic is all that is needed)
- Effective and safe (FDA approved!)
- Lower upfront cost than surgery
What are the best fillers on the market?
Many patients prefer fillers as a safe and effective alternative to a chin implant. At LUX, we only offer the best on the market and that’s why we are proud to offer our patients Juvederm Voluma XC is an FDA-approved filler to add volume to the cheek and shape the chin. Restylane Defyne is an FDA-approved filler is another option for the chin.
Juvederm Voluma XC is made with structural integrity and holds its shape well. Patients love Juvederm Voluma XC because of its long-lasting results, most patients are still raving about this product a year after injection in the cheeks, and even up to two years later when it’s injected into the chin. Leaving some impressive statistics, 92% of patients reported improved satisfaction with their chin one year after the initial injection. Because of its long-lasting quality, even less product is needed for subsequent treatments. Most patients require less than 50% of the initial injection upon subsequent injections.
Is it safe?
YES! Juvederm Voluma XC and Restylane Defyne are FDA-approved fillers!
What can I expect?
There is definitely an art to liquid chin augmentation. Although there are many clinics and spas that offer these services, the results are only optimal if the injector understands the anatomy of the chin and the three-dimensional contours presented by the soft tissues and underlying framework provided by the skeletal system.
You should carefully consider your practitioner and only work with the best. At Buckhead Plastic Surgery and LUX Med Spa, you can always rest assured you’re working with the best in the industry. Dr. Larsen and his expertly trained staff are among the best! Our goal is always to create natural and long-lasting results for our patients. Even with a modest amount of filler, the chin can have a noticeable improvement. This can also help to define the jawline which gives a more tightened look.
What you can expect from the experts of LUX Med Spa, is to be welcomed into a comfortable and clean environment. A topical anesthetic cream will be applied to make the injection virtually painless. There is no downtime and you will be able to return to your normal activities immediately.
How long do results last?
Results depend on the procedure you choose. If you choose to get a chin implant surgery, the results are permanent. If you opt for fillers, results last for several months. Because of the product’s long duration even when you need subsequent fillers, most patients require 50% or less than their initial injection making it quite affordable to maintain your new youthful look.
Get Started Today!
No matter what route you decide to take, Buckhead Plastic Surgery and LUX Med Spa have an expertly trained staff under the direction of Dr. Alan Larsen, a double board-certified plastic surgeon, with years of experience in facial treatments. He only works with the best so you can rest assured that you will only receive the highest quality of care.
We take patient care seriously and you will be treated with the utmost respect from the moment you first call to schedule your free consultation. If you are still on the fence about which treatment is right for you, call us today and our trained staff will examine the areas you’d like treated and present you with all your options. We are here to answer your questions and help you become the best version of yourself. Don’t wait another day, call us now!