Chin Augmentation in Baltimore
If your chin is too small, it can make your other facial features appear unbalanced. Your nose may appear more prominent, and your chin may look too short from the front and side. For patients who are looking to improve the appearance of a recessed or poorly-defined chin, chin augmentation, surgically or non-surgically, may be the right choice.
What Is Chin Augmentation?
Chin augmentation, both surgical and non-surgical, is a cosmetic procedure that resizes, reshapes, and enhances the appearance of your chin. It can be performed in two ways: surgical and non-surgical.
Chin Augmentation Techniques
Surgical chin augmentation is performed while you are asleep under anesthesia. Small incisions either inside your lower lip or beneath your chin. Surgery takes less than an hour. Recovery involves icing for 2-3 days. You can return to light exercise by three weeks after surgery. Final results can take about three months to see.
Non-surgical chin augmentation can be performed with dermal fillers. Dermal fillers are excellent alternatives for patients who want to see how they will look with a more prominent chin or aren’t ready to undergo surgery.
Juvederm® Volux™ and Restylane® Countour work exceptionally well for non-surgical chin augmentation. Both products last about six to 12 months, however, they can be dissolved if the patient decides that dermal fillers aren’t the right choice for them.
How Is Non-Surgical Chin Augmentation Performed?
Non-surgical chin augmentation is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that is performed under topical anesthesia. After consulting with you, Dr. Schuster injects dermal fillers into specific areas of your chin. With his keen eye for detail, he increases the length, width, and projection of your chin to create the balance of your face. There is no downtime, and you can return to normal activities after the procedure.
Advantages of Non-Surgical Chin Augmentation
While both surgical and non-surgical chin augmentation offer benefits, non-surgical chin augmentation also comes with its own unique set of advantages.
- Immediately visible results.
- Custom chin contouring and reshaping.
- Minimally invasive.
- Reversible if you aren’t happy with the result.
- Natural-looking results.
Candidates for Chin Augmentation
Patients who are unhappy with the appearance of their chin, or feel that their chin is too small for their face are usually good candidates for the procedure. Additionally, suitable candidates should:
- Have good skin elasticity.
- Want to improve the balance of their chin with the rest of their facial features.
- Experience skin drooping when they put their chin to their chest.
- Are in overall good health.
- Have realistic expectations of what chin augmentation can and cannot accomplish.
Q: What Causes a Receding or Poorly-Defined Chin?
A: In most cases, a receding chin is simply caused by genetics. However, it may occur as part of the natural aging process, or because of injury or trauma.
Q: What Types of Materials Are Used for Chin Augmentation?
A: Surgical chin implants are made out of thin silicone and feel like your own chin tissue. For patients who opt for non-surgical chin enhancement, dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid.
Q: Is Chin Augmentation Covered by My Insurance?
A: Similar to most other cosmetic procedures, chin augmentation isn’t typically covered by insurance. However, if the procedure is being performed by to injury or trauma, insurance may cover the cost.
Dr. Ronald Schuster is a board-certified plastic surgeon who is well-known in Baltimore for his expertise in creating the most natural results. If you’d like to learn about chin augmentation or schedule a consultation, we can be reached at (410) 902-9800.
Arrange a Chin Augmentation Consultation in Baltimore
Ready to find out if chin surgery is a good match for your goals? To arrange a consultation at the cosmetic surgery practice of Dr. Ronald Schuster, please call our staff at 410-902-9800. We are proud to provide quality care and results for people from our area, including Towson and Owings Mills.
*Individual results may vary