Using Filler vs. Surgery for Chin Sculpting

Side-by-side picture of a woman's facial profile before and after chin surgery A well-defined chin and jawline establishes an attractive balance the neck and face. A sharp jawline and chin gives the perception of youth and strength. Unfortunately, everyone is not blessed with “perfect” anatomy. It is very common to have fullness throughout the neck either due to muscle anatomy, fat or both. In addition, the development of your jaw and teeth can determine how chin appears.

If you are concerned about the appearance of a “weak chin”, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ronald Schuster can strengthen your chin and provide a beautiful balance to your facial features using fillers or chin implants. In cases of an over-projecting, or “long,” chin Dr. Schuster can surgically alter the chin in a chin reduction and/or reshaping procedure.

When correcting a weak chin and/or jawline, fillers can be very effective. They are easy to perform in the office and give immediate results. Fillers are also great to fix those dimples and irregularities which so frequently appear as the chin thins out during aging. Chin implants are more appropriate if you desire a long-lasting change. Finally, Botox and Dysport can be used to relax and soften the chin when there is increased strain and flattening.

Chin Augmentation with Fillers: No Surgery, No Downtime, Instant Results

Even without surgery, it is possible to see significant changes in your chin with injectable fillers. Benefits of chin augmentation with fillers include:

  • Immediate improvement
  • No surgery or downtime
  • No anesthesia – just a topical anesthetic
  • Effects are not permanent, and wear off on their own over time
  • Lower up-front cost than surgery
  • Safe and effective for most patients

 Chin Augmentation Surgery with Implants: Dramatic, Long-Lasting Results

A variety of chin implant shapes and sizes can be chosen from to create the strong chin contours you desire. Benefits of chin augmentation with implants include:

  • Permanent results after one procedure
  • Dramatic improvement
  • Customizable size, shape, and projection
  • Look and feel similar to natural chin bone
  • Quick procedure with low risk when performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon
  • Other plastic surgery procedures may be performed simultaneously to enhance results

Your Chin Enhancement Consultation

There is no right or wrong solution for chin enhancement. The approach that’s best for you will depend on your unique goals, anatomy, lifestyle, and budget. During your initial consultation with Dr. Schuster, he will discuss your goals and concerns, examine your chin structure, and explain all of your treatment options. Together, you will develop a customized treatment plan tailored specifically for you.

Contact Our Baltimore Plastic Surgeon Today

If you would like to learn more about chin enhancement, or other facial plastic surgery procedures, contact board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ronald Schuster today online or at 410-902-9800 to schedule a consultation. We serve patients in Baltimore and the surrounding areas of Maryland. Virtual consultations are available for our out-of-town patients.

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