It has long been considered masculine and/or beautiful to have a strong jaw line and chin. Thus, many people have undergone plastic surgery to receive cosmetic chin implants. While surgical methods of achieving a more ideal jaw line are permanent, they also come with risks, namely:

  • -Infection
  • -Scarring
  • -Migration/shifting of the implant over time

As a minimally invasive option with no scalpels and no downtime, non-surgical chin augmentation does away with these potential risks while achieving desired results.

How Does Non-Surgical Chin Augmentation Work?

Chin implants can now come in the form of injectable fillers, including Juvederm, Restylane, and especially Radiesse.

Juvederm is made from hyaluronic acid, which is already found within the tendons and joints of the human body. With minor changes to the chemical structure of this compound, it turns into the gel we use for cosmetic purposes.

Restylane is also made from hyaluronic acid and is very similar to Juvederm, except that it is a slightly thicker compound.

Both Juvederm and Restylane bind to water, collagen, and elastin, making them very maliable and agreeable to the surrounding tissue once injected. These properties also mean that the surface of the affected area will be firmer and healthier-looking. Juvederm lasts up to 6 months and Restylane lasts up to nine.

Radiesse is perhaps the most ideal of the three, however this depends on the patient’s desired outcome. Radiesse, made from calcium hydroxyapatite (found in the bones and cartigilige) is the densest of these fillers and make can substantial changes to the structure of the face. Through the structural layer it creates in the tissue via collagen synthesis, Radiesse can be used to reshape the chin. Once injected it lasts up to 18 months.

Safety With Non-Surgical Chin Augmentation

Fillers are safer than surgery for the obvious reasons, being avoidance of any scarring or migration of the chin implant. In addition, fillers come with no downtime post-injection and have no risk of infection.