Chin augmentation with filler injection

A strong, well defined chin is perceived as a sign of youth and beauty.

It is rare to see a face that is perceived as young and attractive, male or female, that does not have a strong and well defined chin and jaw.

As we age, the lower jaw shrinks and we lose projection and definition of the chin. As a result of the jaw bone becoming smaller, the overlying soft tissues have less structure and support and so the skin appears loose and saggy. Restoring volume to the chin can have a significant impact on the facial appearance, both improving the facial contours and proportions as well as on reducing the appearance of lose and lax skin.
Both men and women are suitable for this procedure. They typically fall in to two groups: the first group is a typically younger group who have a congenitally small chin and the second group is an older group who have simply lost volume with age. In the younger group who have have congenitally small chin this simply means that the chin they were born with is too small for their face, leading to a disproportionate appearance. Volume can be added to either increase the projection of the chin, to make the chin vertically longer or to re-shape an chin unattractive contour. Often, a combination of these is required to achieve the most attractive facial contour and proportions. In the second group, the aim is to restore volume loss to create a younger appearance.


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How is the procedure carried out?

The procedure is usually carried out using a micro-cannula injection technique.

This means that a small amount of local anaesthetic is injected along the jawline before a cannula is inserted and the filler material is deposited (usually on top of the bone). There is very little pain or discomfort associated with the procedure, which is usually complete in under 15 minutes. Afterwards there will be some mild redness and swelling, although most people can resume normal activities immediately. The results typically last for a year or more.

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