Liquid Chin Augmentation

Surgical chin augmentation is a surgery typically performed under IV sedation or general anesthesia in the operating room. It has a recovery time that can last for 2 weeks or more associated with some bruising, swelling, or pain.

Liquid chin augmentation offers a great, non-surgical alternative to surgical chin augmentation. A liquid chin augmentation offers similar results that are temporary with little to no downtime.

What is Liquid Chin Augmentation?

Liquid chin augmentation involves the injection of a dermal filler into specific areas of the chin to reshape the area. The material most commonly used is Juvéderm Voluma, which is a dermal fillers that is FDA approved for midface augmentation but may be used in an “off label” fashion for chin augmentation amongst other areas. It typically lasts for at least 2 years.

How is Liquid Chin Augmentation performed?

Liquid chin augmentation is an in office procedure that does not require anesthesia. Topical numbing cream and the filler containing lidocaine is effective in preventing discomfort during the procedure. The dermal filler is injected into the chin area to augment and shape the chin. This complements the overall facial anatomy and is frequently helpful in patients with large-appearing noses on profile view as a “weak” chin makes the nose look bigger.

The patient can “watch” the process in a mirror between injections and give feedback to the injector as the procedure is being performed. Liquid chin augmentation is generally performed in 2 sessions scheduled approximately 2 to 3 weeks apart. The results are immediate and will generally last for 2 years or longer.

Another benefit of liquid chin augmentation is that the procedure is completely reversible. The substance “hyluronidase” (an enzyme) may be injected into the injections site to dissolve the filler and allow the patient’s chin to return to its original shape. No underlying bony resorption, implant mobility, or extrusion, risks associated with surgical chin implants, are associated with non-surgical liquid chin augmentation.

Benefits of Liquid Chin Augmentation

  • Non-surgical procedure that is minimally invasive
  • Little to no downtime
  • Temporary results
  • Liquid filler is soft and offers a less rigid look
  • Patient may provide input regarding the amount of augmentation during the procedure
  • Reversible
  • This procedure costs considerable less than surgical augmentation
  • If you are considering surgical chin augmentation but are not sure, liquid chin augmentation is a good “test” option as it is not permanent

Liquid chin augmentation can improve your profile immediately without surgery, often with little or no discomfort. It is a great choice for someone that thinks they might benefit from chin augmentation but is not sure that they are ready to commit to a surgical procedure.

Chin augmentation is not appropriate for everyone looking to make a change in their appearance. It is important to consult with your cosmetic surgeon and determine which procedure is best for your goals.

Call and schedule a consultation with us today to find out if liquid chin augmentation is right for you.