A strong, defined jawline can help give structure and a more youthful appearance to the face. Previously, surgical options such as chin implants were the only way to achieve a more defined jawline and chin. However nowadays, advancements in cosmetic treatments mean chin augmentation with chin fillers has become a popular non-surgical option.
Chin fillers are injectable gels made of hyaluronic acid or other biocompatible substances that aesthetic doctors can use to reshape the chin area. They work by adding volume to the chin area which allows the fillers to create a more defined and balanced jawline, improve facial symmetry and enhance overall facial aesthetics.
One of the primary benefits of chin fillers is that they are minimally invasive and require no downtime. Therefore, the procedure can be completed in a short amount of time and you can typically resume your normal activities immediately after the treatment. Additionally, chin fillers are a more affordable option than surgery and offer temporary results that can last up to 12–18 months, depending on the filler type and your response to the filler.
The procedure usually takes around 30 minutes and involves injecting the filler into the chin area at specific points depending on the desired outcome. The injection sites are numbed beforehand with a topical anaesthetic cream to minimise discomfort. Your aesthetic practitioner then injects the filter using a fine needle, and massages the chin area to ensure the filler is evenly distributed. The results are instant, and you will see the changes in your jawline immediately. There may however be a little bruising and swelling so the final outcome is visible when these settle down.
Benefits of chin augmentation with chin fillers
Chin augmentation with chin fillers can provide numerous benefits aside from changing the appearance of your chin to something closer to what you desire. These are:
- Improved facial balance and proportion – A well-defined chin can improve the balance of your face. Adding volume to the chin area can also make your nose appear smaller and less prominent, resulting in a more harmonious facial profile.
- Correcting a weak or receding chin – Some people have a weak or withdrawn chin, which can make the face appear less defined. Chin fillers can be used to add volume and create a more prominent chin.
- Enhancing the chin for a more youthful appearance – Our faces lose volume and elasticity as we age, and the chin area can appear saggy or hollow. Chin fillers can restore volume to the chin area and create a youthful and rejuvenated appearance.
- Creating a more defined jawline – Practitioners can use chin fillers to enhance the jawline, creating a more defined and chiselled look.
Chin augmentation with fillers can provide a subtle yet significant enhancement to your facial features and boost your self-confidence. However, the treatment results may vary depending on your facial anatomy, skin quality and reaction to the fillers.
What to expect
If you’re considering chin augmentation with chin fillers, here is what you can expect.
Consultation and assessment
Your first step will be scheduling a consultation with a qualified and experienced aesthetic practitioner like a doctor or dentist. At City Skin Clinic, our consultation process involves assessing your facial features, medical history and treatment goals to determine whether you’re a suitable candidate for chin fillers.
Preparing for the procedure
Before the procedure, your practitioner will advise you on any preparation that may be necessary. For example, they may direct you to avoid alcohol, blood-thinning medication or certain supplements that could increase the risk of bruising. The injection process
On the day of the treatment, the practitioner will apply a topical numbing cream to the chin area to minimise discomfort. They will then inject the filler using a fine needle in precise locations to achieve your desired results. The injection process usually takes around 30 minutes, and you can see the results immediately after the treatment.
Post-procedure care and recovery
After the treatment, you may experience minor swelling, bruising or tenderness in the chin area. These side effects usually subside within a few days, and you can use ice packs or over-the-counter pain relief medication to manage any discomfort.
You should avoid touching the treated area, applying makeup or engaging in any strenuous activity for at least 24 hours after the procedure. You should also avoid lying down or sleeping on your chin for the first few days after the treatment, as it can cause the filler to migrate.
Risks and side effects
Like any cosmetic procedure, chin augmentation with chin fillers has some risks and side effects. However, the risks associated with chin fillers are generally low, and the process is considered safe when performed by a qualified and experienced practitioner.
Common side effects
The most common side effects of chin fillers include:
- Minor discomfort in the treated area
These side effects are usually mild and subside within a few days after the treatment.
Rare but serious risks
While rare, serious complications can occur with chin fillers, such as:
- Allergic reactions
- Migration of the filler to other areas of the face
- Damage to blood vessels or nerves
However, when a qualified and experienced practitioner who follows strict safety protocols and uses high-quality fillers performs the treatment, these risks are minimal.
How to reduce the risk of complications
It’s essential to choose a reputable and experienced practitioner with a track record of successful results to reduce the risk of complications. You should also be honest about your medical history, including any allergies or conditions and follow the practitioner’s advice regarding preparation and aftercare. To minimise the risk of infection, choosing an established and reputable clinic that follows strict hygiene protocols is essential.
Comparison with other chin augmentation methods: fillers vs implants
Several methods are available for chin augmentation, including surgical chin augmentation and chin implants. However, non-surgical chin augmentation with chin fillers is becoming increasingly popular.
Surgical chin augmentation involves inserting an implant to enhance its shape and size. This procedure requires general anaesthetic and incisions, which can result in scarring and a longer recovery time. In contrast, chin fillers are injected directly into the chin area without incisions, and practitioners can perform the procedure under local anaesthetic or no anaesthetic. This results in a quicker recovery time, minimal scarring and fewer risks compared to surgical options.
Chin implants are made of silicone or other materials surgically inserted into the chin. While chin implants can provide long-lasting results, they also carry risks, such as implant displacement or infection. The result may also not be appropriate as your face ages with time. Another limitation of chin implants is that if there is an issue with migration, asymmetry, scarring or even if you no longer want them, these can only be resolved with surgery. Whereas an aesthetic practitioner can adjust or dissolve chin fillers if necessary, allowing for greater flexibility and control over the final results.
Choosing the right clinic for you
If you’re considering chin augmentation with chin fillers, choosing a reputable and experienced clinic to ensure you receive safe and effective treatment is vital. In addition, the clinic’s practitioner should be qualified and experienced in chin augmentation with chin fillers. You can check their qualifications and experience on the clinic’s website or ask for this information during the consultation.
Choosing a clinic with a good reputation and positive reviews from previous patients is essential. You can read reviews on the clinic’s website or third-party review sites to get an idea of their reputation and the quality of their services. You can also ask for referrals from friends or family members who have undergone chin augmentation with chin fillers.
The clinic’s consultation process should be thorough and informative, allowing you to ask questions and discuss your concerns with the practitioner. During the consultation, the practitioner should assess your chin and facial structure, discuss your goals and expectations and provide you with a personalised treatment plan. They should also explain the risks and benefits of chin augmentation with chin fillers and answer your questions.
Book a consultation with City Skin Clinic
At City Skin Clinic, we specialise in non-surgical chin augmentation. Our experienced practitioners have undergone specialised training in aesthetic medicine and have a track record of successful results.
If you’re considering chin augmentation with chin fillers, book a consultation with us to discuss your goals. Our thorough and informative consultation process will help you make an informed decision and determine whether chin augmentation with chin fillers is the right option for you.
Contact us today to schedule your consultation and take the first step towards a more confident you.