Non-Surgical Chin Augmentation
Non-surgical chin augmentation will correct a weak chin or receding chin and balance facial profile without surgery. This is an ideal procedure for someone who does not wish to have an implant chin augmentation or implants are not indicated. You should know that chin implant placement is also a quick and easily reversible surgical procedure. Even though there are limitations to both procedures, there are certain advantages to non-surgical chin augmentation for some individuals.
Traditional chin augmentation involves the surgical implantation of a pre-shaped implant material. There are various shapes, forms and material in modern implants, but in certain individuals the results can still be somewhat limited by the shape of the prefabricated implant. As with non-surgical chin augmentation we have the option to augment certain areas of the chin more accurately. The non-surgical chin augmentation involves using a topical numbing cream that is applied to prevent pain during the procedure. Small amounts of an injectable filler of choice is then injected into precise areas building up the chin and bringing your profile into balance.
The procedure is normally performed in two 15-minute sessions, which take place about three weeks apart. You may experience two to three days of minor swelling and tenderness. The longevity of results depend on the type of filler used. You and Dr. Bolourian will decide on the type of filler as indicated for your individual needs.