We tend to associate a prominent chin and strong jawline with masculinity, as testosterone is the sex hormone thought to be primarily responsible for the features. However, there are many men and women too who can benefit from more structure in the lower area of the face. The procedure may vary among the sexes in regard to the size and shape of the newly remodeled chin; for instance, women may want more subtle, rounded augmentation while men typically want a stronger, angular look. During a chin augmentation procedure, Dr. Rubinstein is careful to create a chin that looks natural and relative in size to the other facial features.
The use of a chin implant is the most common way to perform a chin augmentation. Created from materials that have a low rejection rate from the body, these inserts come in various shapes and sizes. Another option to cosmetically alter the chin is the non-surgical chin augmentation for patients who are less committed, on a budget, or just trying out a new look. This procedure can create similar results to a chin implant surgery, but without the downtime and recovery.
A cosmetic chin augmentation surgery is performed under sedation, while the less invasive version of the procedure requires only numbing of the area. The chin is permanently reshaped through surgery, while the effects of injectables are temporary. Costs will vary as well, with surgery being the most costly option up-front; however, the cost of repeat injections over time can add up. Injections or microcannula procedures are best suited for patients who have only slightly recessed chins, as there is a limit to the amount of dermal filler than can be used.
During a non-surgical chin augmentation, a patient may opt to have fat transferred to the area or undergo dermal injections to fill out the area below the skin, thus creating volume in the chin. Some suggested fillers for this procedure are:
- A patient’s own fat
These injectable materials are regularly used in plastic surgeons’ and cosmetic specialists’ offices to plump areas of the skin such as the lips, cheeks, and chin. These fillers are typically very safe and effective for use on most patients.
A non-surgical chin augmentation is a great option for patients seeking to change the look of their chin for six months to one year’s time. This time may serve as a trial period to determine if the new look suits the patient and if a more permanent chin implant would suit their needs. To learn more about both surgical and non-surgical chin augmentation, contact renowned New York facial plastic surgeon Dr. Ran Y. Rubinstein to schedule a consultation: 845-863-1772. The doctor is especially qualified when it comes to injectable fillers as he has been asked to educate and train others on the use of these materials by the companies themselves, including Sanofi Aventis (the creator of Sculptra), Bioform Medical (the creator of Radiesse), Allergan (the creator of Juvederm and Botox) and Medicis (the creator of Restylane and Perlane).