RECESSIVE
CHIN

Chin Augmentation

The importance of the chin is often under-appreciated: in fact, for many patients, it is inconsequential in comparison to other features – such as the nose or lips. However, the shape and position of the chin is critical in establishing a sense of harmony within the landscape of the face. By correcting the chin we can not only prevent the signs of ageing – but we can restore strength, balance the features, and support the lower-face.

Chin Augmentation

Chin Augmentation Treatments

 

NON-SURGICAL
TREATMENTS

What can help?

As we age, bone loss occurs from the mandible or lower-jaw – and if the chin was weak to begin with, then the face is often predisposed to early jowl formation. For this reason, correcting deficiency in the chin is essential: both from the perspective of the facial proportions, but also from the perspective of treating jowls. Dermal fillers are the mainstay of augmenting the chin and are performed by all of our non-surgical doctors: including Dr Darren Mckeown, Dr Nina Singh and Dr Rhona Cameron.

This is an example of a patient in her 20s who underwent advancement of her chin to improve her chin and jaw profile.

In Action: Take a closer look at how this restoration was achieved

An example of using filler at the chin to reduce the appearance of jowls

More options

Treating the chin can also help to improve the appearance of the jowls, as in the patient case below. You can find out more about this approach in our explanation of Jowls.

In Action: Take a closer look at how Jowls are treated

Read on for answers to some of the most commonly-asked questions

 

COMMON
QUESTIONS

We use dermal fillers which contain a local anaesthetic known as lidocaine, which helps to reduce discomfort – while use of a topical numbing cream can be of benefit for patients who are anxious.

 

Chin Augmentation
Chin Augmentation

Chin augmentation enables us to finesse the lower-face – though it can also be combined with treatment in the cheek. This enables us to replace lost volume from the cheekbone and the lateral cheek – thus supporting the soft tissues reducing the effect of jowling. However, treating the chin can also be of enormous benefit when the nose is noticeably large or out of balance. In fact, by building up a weakened chin, we can restore the natural proportions of the face – and even help the nose to appear smaller. If the nose is still obtrusive following chin augmentation, a Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty will help it to integrate more seamlessly into the facial features.

 

Chin Augmentation

The chin is prone to swelling after dermal fillers, and will feel tender post-procedure – though this has usually settled by the following day. Most patients are ready to resume their normal daily routine immediately after treatment. If bruising occurs, it can be easily covered with post-procedure makeup – though this should not be applied until the next day. We also encourage patients to sleep with their head elevated for the first few nights following the procedure, to keep any swelling to a minimum.

 

The results of dermal fillers are instantaneous, and the chin is immediately more shapely and better supported. However, best results are to be seen in two weeks’ time, when the filler has fully integrated with the tissues and the face has settled.

 

Chin Augmentation
Chin Augmentation

Chin Augmentation Treatments performed by

THE DOCTORS

Dr Darren McKeown

Dr Darren
McKeown

Medical Director

Our founder, Dr Darren McKeown, is renowned for his expertise and artistry with dermal fillers. As a peer-reviewed medical author, he is passionate about treatments that stand up to scientific scrutiny. Above all, Dr McKeown believes in a global approach; delivering flawless results – and rejuvenation that lasts.

Dr Nina Singh

Dr Nina Singh

Aesthetic Doctor

 

Dr Nina Singh is a skilled aesthetic doctor who joined the practice in 2023, after undergoing a year of immersive training in the McKeown Method. She is passionate about good skin at any age and combining techniques to achieve the most natural and effective results for our patients. She also has a specialist interest in treating skin of colour.

Chin Augmentation

Dr Rhona Cameron

Aesthetic Doctor

Dr Rhona Cameron is a skilled injector who has been extensively trained in Dr McKeown’s signature intuitive technique. Her treatments blend advanced facial optimisation with powerful, energy-based devices – such as lasers, BBL and radio frequency – energising the appearance and enhancing skin health. approach; delivering flawless results – and rejuvenation that lasts.

Chin Augmentation

Claire-Louise, aged 28

Augmentation of the Chin

Deficiency of the chin and jawline is a common problem that leads to facial disharmony and can lead to early jowl formation. Hear how correcting the chin improved our patients profile, and her self confidence. 
Chin Augmentation

See for yourself, just what the clinic can do

SOME PATIENT JOURNEYS

Justine, aged 31

Tear Trough Fillers

The tear trough is the groove that runs between the lower eyelid and the cheek, contributing to dark hollows below the eyes. This can be improved with precise volume restoration. Hear how this treatment turned out for our patient Justine.
Catherine, aged 50

Treatment of Lines Around the Lips with Injectables

Lines around the lips are one of the most common complaints that women come to us with. These can be treated permanently with aggressive resurfacing, although a much less invasive option is to simply restore some volume around the area. Hear how Catherine got on with filler injections around the mouth.
Michelle, aged 35

Treatment of Deep Frown Lines

When the frown muscles are strong, and frown lines well established, sometimes we need to employ a combination approach to achieve the best result. Hear how this worked out for Michelle. 
Lorraine, aged 50

Treatment of Jowls with Dermal Filler

The jowls are one of the most commonly complains about parts of the face. For patients who do not wish to undergo surgery, fillers in the cheek, chin and jawline and offer an effective non-surgical solution. Listen to how this approach worked for Lorraine.
Lisa, aged 45

Combination Treatment of Advanced Crow's Feet

Sometimes when the crows feet get stronger, simply relaxing the muscle around the eye is not enough and we need to do combination treatments to achieve the best result. Listen to how this turned out for our patient Lisa.
Marie, aged 46

Treatment of Downturned Mouth Corners

Downturned mouth corners can make us look sad, even when we feel happy inside. Hear how treatment with filler injections corrected this problem for our patient. 
Claire-Louise, aged 28

Augmentation of the Chin

Deficiency of the chin and jawline is a common problem that leads to facial disharmony and can lead to early jowl formation. Hear how correcting the chin improved our patients profile, and her self confidence. 
Deana, aged 57

Treatment of Eye Bags and Jowls with Injectables

Bags under the eyes and jowls along the jawline are some of the most common concerns patients have as they age. For patients who do not wish to have surgery, these can be significantly improved by restoring volume to the facial anatomy. Hear how this treatment approach worked out for Deana.
Jennifer, aged 27

Nose & Chin Contouring

A prominent nose can be one of the most distressing features for some people. Often, the problem is exacerbated by a weak or recessed chin and contouring the nose and chin with filler injections can help to re-balance to profile, achieving facial harmony. Hear how this treatment turned out for Jennifer, and the impact it had on her life.
Grant, aged 32

Male Wrinkle Reduction

Most people – men and women – begin to notice wrinkles appearing in the upper face in their early to mid 30s. This is the optimal time to start considering aesthetic dermatology to reduce the wrinkles and prevent them getting worse as the years progress. Listen to how the treatment turned out for Grant.
Tony, aged 38

Male Facial Volume Restoration

Tony had lost of a lot of weight, and the effects were showing on his face. As we age, we all lose volume from our face but in Tony’s case it was accelerated by significant weight loss. Listen to how treatment with facial fillers restored Tony’s facial volume, and his self confidence.