If you wish to avoid chin enhancement through cosmetic surgery procedures such as chin implants, genioplasty, or mandibular osteotomy, you may consider a less invasive non-surgical method. One of the safe and proven non-surgical procedures for chin enhancement is dermal fillers.
In this procedure, the filler gel is injected non-surgically to augment the shape of the chin. Using facial fillers, the forward protrusion of the chin can be minimized. During your initial consultation, your treatment provider will determine your candidacy for non-surgical chin augmentation and recommend the appropriate dermal filler injections.
Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bram Kaufman provides chin augmentation with fillers to patients in Cleveland, Beachwood, Pepper Pike and Lyndhurst, OH, and surrounding locations.
Procedure for chin enhancement using dermal fillers
Chin enhancement using a non-surgical method such as dermal fillers should be performed using proper technique and aesthetic judgment. Dermal fillers may be administered using a cannula or a needle. In some cases, a cannula is preferred over a needle, as a cannula reduces the risk of perforating a blood vessel. The consequences of a perforated blood vessel are severe and can cause bruising or intravascular injection of dermal filler.
A needle may be used when dermal fillers are to be injected in the center of the chin. For the administration of filler in the sides or pre-jowl sulcus, cannula tubes are used. However, when compared to a needle, a cannula is difficult to impinge through the chin because of its blunt tip. Therefore, to achieve satisfactory results, a surgeon typically uses a combination of both needle and cannula tube.
The key objective of chin enhancement is to obtain a balanced facial profile. For this, dermal fillers are a prudent choice. They can be used to project the chin forward for matching the projection of the nose bridge in the desired position. Another aesthetic consideration that must be addressed is the matching of the chin shape with the jawline.
As the chin is the anterior or forward part of the jawline, it must integrate well with the jawline. This is vital, especially as a person ages. If it doesn’t integrate well, it causes a disconnection between the chin and the jawline. In such cases, in order to straighten the jawline and blend it well with the chin, the filler is injected in the pre-jowl sulcus (the area between the jowl and the chin).
Anti-wrinkle injections, such as Botox, are often administered to relax the chin muscles. This is to avoid the inward movement of the chin. There is a specific muscle called mentalis, which is responsible for manipulating the movement of the chin. This movement causes a dimpling effect and the formation of horizontal chin crease and retraction of the chin.
The anti-wrinkling injections such as Botox are injected into the mentalis muscle, in order to relax and project the chin. This treatment is often used in conjunction with dermal fillers. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Bram Kaufman receives patients from Cleveland, Beachwood, Pepper Pike and Lyndhurst, OH, and nearby areas for chin augmentation with fillers.
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