If you want a stronger profile then a more prominent chin may be the answer. A chin augmentation will strengthen your profile by making a weak chin more prominent.
This can strengthen your jaw and have a surprisingly positive impact on the appearance of your nose. It also adds presence to your face, essential for creating a powerful impression in people’s minds.
The best part is that a striking chin gives your face an attractive, youthful appearance.
Chin augmentation represents a relatively small change to your face but it has a significant effect on your overall facial appearance.
There are several different ways to undertake a chin augmentation, and when you talk with us we will talk you through the differences. And if you’re having another procedure done such as dermal fillers or skin wrinkle fillers then it is often an excellent opportunity to combine them together.
Planning your treatment (Surgical and non surgical soft touch treatment)
Listed below are the different procedures for chin augmentation.
1-Soft touch treatment: This is by far the simplest option. The patient is injected with a fine needle in the comfort of our office. This is available with or without local anaesthetics.
While this will give you an immediate result, it only lasts for 3-6 months. After this you will need another injection. Over time, however, the effect may begin to last longer, occasionally enduring up to 8 months. We recommend one treatment every 3 months for the first year, after which we will review the best way forward.
This treatment is provided at the same day of consultation in the office and may require local anaesthetic.
2-Surgical procedure: If you want a permanent solution then it’s best to go for the surgical option.
This is done in a hospital under either a local or general anaesthetic and takes around 60 minutes.
This procedure is simple and safe. It utilises your own fatty tissue or an implant to give you a long-lasting refinement to your mid-face.
If we use your own tissue there will be no scar. If we use an implant there will be a small 3-4 cm scar inside your mouth. This will heal, and the stitches will dissolve on their own.
For help deciding which treatment is best for you, book a consultation and discuss options with your surgeon.
Patients must be cautious to avoid warm fluids or hot meals for 24 hours.
Swelling lasts 1-2 weeks and can be reduced simply by keeping your head elevated.