A liquid chin augmentation offers a nonsurgical solution to enhancing the size, shape, and projection of the chin. The procedure involves the use of injectable dermal fillers like Juvéderm® or Radiesse® to temporarily add volume, reshaping the chin for instant results.
Patients choose the liquid chin augmentation for a subtle enhancement to their chin. A liquid chin augmentation can be used to add projection to a recessed chin, fill in the appearance of a cleft chin, or create the appearance of a wider jawline. For women, this can help them achieve a more symmetrical, balanced face, while men often aim for a stronger jawline for a more masculine appearance. Patients who want a temporary solution or want to “try out” the results of a chin augmentation with implants can benefit from the liquid chin augmentation. Candidates should be in good health with no severe skin allergies. The treatment is not recommended for those that are pregnant.
The liquid chin augmentation is performed using a hyaluronic acid dermal filler like Juvéderm® or Radiesse®. Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in the body and provides the skin with moisture. When placed beneath the skin, the clear gel formula can add instant volume to reshape and enhance the appearance of the chin bone. Eventually, the formula will be broken down and safely eliminated by the body.
The liquid chin augmentation can be customized to meet your unique concerns. Every patient will have a different chin and goals for how they would like it enhanced. Our experienced injectors will meet with patients to help them choose the right formula for their liquid chin augmentation and go over their treatment plan. Prior to receiving fillers for an injectable chin augmentation, the skin will be cleaned and a numbing cream can be applied to improve patient comfort. The chosen filler will then be placed in the chin to enhance its size, shape, and projection. The process takes about 30 minutes to complete.
There is no required recovery or downtime after a liquid chin augmentation, allowing patients to get right back to their normal routine. However, patients can follow these tips to ensure a more comfortable post-treatment process:
- Avoid strenuous activity or exercise for the first 24 hours.
- Avoid rubbing the chin.
- Avoid blood-thinning medications or substances.
- Use a cold compress to help with swelling.
- Avoid heat from hot showers or direct sunlight.
One treatment session is typically enough to achieve satisfying results from a liquid chin augmentation. After a liquid chin augmentation, patients can enjoy their results right away for a more defined chin and jawline. Depending on the formula used for their enhancement, results can last for 6-12 months before a touch-up session is required.
The chin augmentation is an effective, temporary solution to enhancing the appearance of the chin and jawline. However, if patients want a more permanent solution, they might opt for the chin augmentation with implants in the future. To better improve the jawline and optimize the chin profile, patients might also choose to have Kybella®, an injectable formula that targets the fat cells under the chin.
The liquid chin augmentation should only be performed by an experienced injector. Our aestheticians will meet with you to ensure that you are a candidate for treatment and help you customize your treatment plan. To learn more about the liquid chin augmentation or our other injectable options, contact our office at (949) 732-3888.