When you have a receding chin, your face and profile seem to be thrown out of balance. A receding chin known as Micrognathia is a condition in which the lower jaw and chin is smaller than usual. This can be an inherited condition. A receding or weak chin can make one feel very self-conscious, but non-surgical chin augmentation can be helpful to correct this issue.

Non-surgical chin augmentation has soared in popularity, with more and more people choosing fillers instead of surgery to correct this issue. Use this guide as an opportunity to help keep you informed!

What Is Chin Augmentation?

A chin augmentation is a procedure that aims to increase the size of your chin in the case of a receding or deformed chin. It can be done surgically or non-surgically, although Dr. Ariel Ostad opts for the non-surgical approach. This procedure is quick and low-risk, with reversible results.

In this case, Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Fillers are used to improve the appearance of your jawline and chin, granting more volume. Typically the HA Filler is injected using a cannula to create minimal recovery and minimize bruising. Moreover, non-surgical chin filler represents a good choice for those who do not want to go through the recovery time associated with chin implants. 

Benefits of Chin Augmentation

There are several reasons why people opt for chin augmentation. Here are the main benefits you may enjoy: 

1. Restored Volume

There are various reasons why people may lose facial volume. In some cases, it happens as a result of aging, with individuals losing jawline volume as they grow older. In this case, a chin augmentation can restore the volume by injecting dermal fillers in the problem area. These fillers will not only add immediate volume but will also trigger collagen production for smoother and plumper skin. 

2. Improved Facial Harmony

A receding chin can disrupt the harmony of your facial features. No matter how good your cheeks may look or how on fleek your brows may be, a receding chin can throw everything off balance and also make the neck appear more loose than it is. A chin augmentation can create a more aesthetic appearance by adding dermal fillers in asymmetric areas, improving the way your profile looks.

3. Minimized Double Chin and Jowls

A receding chin can give an appearance of jowls and a double chin. This is because your skin starts hanging underneath the chin, being unable to stretch in your under-chin area. By getting a chin augmentation, your chin and jawline will receive more volume, so you can say goodbye to jowls and double chins. When dermal fillers are used, your jaw contour is also improved, as the filler gives your lower face a lift.

What to Expect from the Recovery Process?

After your chin augmentation, it’s important to follow the aftercare instructions provided by Dr. Ostad. This will help speed up your recovery while preventing complications in the long run. On the days following the procedure, you should rest up so that the treatment site can heal. Avoid putting pressure on your chin or jawline, as this may cause the dermal filler to shift.

Most patients are able to return to their daily activities and errands within 48 hours after the procedure. It is recommended that you avoid any intensive activities during that time. You may feel tenderness, along with some bruising or swelling for the next three days. This is normal, as your body is acclimating to the dermal filler. All of the side effects should go away about a week after the procedure. The results of non-surgical chin and jawline augmentation and contouring typically last approximately up to 2 years. 

The Bottom Line

Chin augmentations represent a great way for people to restore their facial profiles and correct a receding chin. This type of treatment can also make your facial features look more harmonious. Contact Dr. Ostad and schedule a consultation to see if a chin augmentation is right for you! 

For more information about chin augmentations, you can contact Dr. Ariel Ostad at 212-517-7900. He would be more than happy to offer you the details that you need. You can also fill out the online contact form, and Dr. Ostad will get in touch with you as soon as possible.

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