While your eyes and nose are facial features that receive the most attention, your cheeks, jawline and chin play a major role in defining the shape of your face. The diamond-shaped face and v-shaped chin are considered desirable these days. Having a well-proportionate face adds to your beauty but for many, it does not come naturally. Chin augmentation can dramatically accentuate the shape of your face making it look longer, slimmer, chiselled and more defined overall.
Surgical chin augmentation can help add length and definition to your face, and even make your jawline look better toned. However, going under the knife for something so subtle yet so impactful is not the only option. There are other procedures worth considering which offer satisfactory results. Chin fillers are injectable dermal fillers offering non-surgical cosmetic procedures for chin augmentation.
Q: Are Chin Fillers a promising alternative to surgery?
A: Surgical chin implants deposit fat which can sometimes dislocate and cause asymmetry. There are other risk factors such as permanent scarring, loss of sensation and infection. On the other hand chin fillers help to augment your chin without any incisions or scaring, there is very little downtime involved and almost no serious side effects have been reported. It also helps in rejuvenating the skin and removing any fine lines in the targeted area. The beauty of the dermal fillers is that the procedures are tailored for individual cases. Derma fillers can define a flat and round chin or even correct any asymmetries and you can repeat the session until you reach the desired goal. This means that transition is gradual and nothing too dramatic will announce that you have work done. The fillers are biodegradable so any changes brought through the procedure are effectively reversible making it risk-free.
Q: How do chin fillers work?
A: Fillers injected in the chin are different from fillers used for lips or cheeks in their consistency. Chin fillers are thicker, stiffer and higher in G Prime factor. This enables them to give more uplift and chiselled look. Dermal fillers containing Hyaluronic Acid (HA) are injected in your chin after applying local anaesthesia to minimize the pain. Your doctor might choose to give you a dental block depending upon the method they use. Depending upon the goal and judgement of the doctor, the fillers are injected on different levels, anywhere from deep on your chin bone to right under the skin of your chin. Canola or a needle can be used to inject the filler in your chin. The entire procedure takes up to 45 minutes and the noticeable difference is evident immediately. The results will be fully visible in 2 to 3 days and usually last for almost 18 months.
Q: Does getting chin fillers hurt?
A: You might experience some discomfort or pain but nothing beyond bearable. The doctor will give you local anaesthesia and apply numbing cream depending upon your pain tolerance level and depth to which the fillers will be injected.
Q: What are the side effects?
A: Hyaluronic acids (HA) is naturally present in our body and is biodegradable therefore it doesn’t cause any allergic reactions or medical complications. The procedure is so safe that it does not even require a patch test. You can expect some tenderness, inflammation, redness or slight soreness in your chin for a few hours but this will go away on its own in maximum two days.
Q: Can I get chin fillers in combination with other aesthetic procedures?
A: Yes, chin fillers are mostly a part of more extensive facial enhancement plan and are used in combination with other procedures for cosmetic enhancement of facial features. People who get the chin fillers usually also opt for other kinds of fillers and botox to help with an overall improvement in the shape of the face. It’s important that you discuss your goals with your doctor and design your sessions accordingly. Some people need to have three to four sessions planed out over several weeks before they can reach the desired goal. Follow up sessions after six months or more are also normal for most people seeking aesthetic enhancements.
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