The shape and prominence of your chin can provide structure and balance to your profile and overall facial appearance. An underdeveloped or diminished chin can be addressed either surgically or non-surgically, depending on the degree of enhancement desired and the nature of the cosmetic concern you are seeking to correct.
Most often, chin augmentation is accomplished with the placement of a chin implant. Because this procedure is usually performed to provide structural enhancement that corrects for skeletal underdevelopment, chin implants are typically the preferred option for achieving this goal. Chin implants offer the longest-lasting cosmetic results and are often able to deliver the most symmetrical appearance when compared with other methods of chin enhancement. However, if the goal of the procedure is to replace soft tissue volume in the chin area, or to provide temporary results, injection of dermal fillers may provide the appropriate degree of volume enhancement. Some patients may choose to “try on” chin enhancement with a dermal filler prior to opting for a permanent surgical solution with an implant.
The first step of any facial enhancement procedure is a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Pinsky will perform a full evaluation of your facial features, examining skin quality, structure, and the condition of your soft tissues and suggest the best methods for achieving your cosmetic goals. With either a chin implant or dermal fillers (i.e. Sculptra®, Radiesse®, Restylane®, and Perlane®) the surgeon can enhance your chin to rebalance your features for more idealized facial proportions. At Pinsky Plastic Surgery, we offer our patients the unique opportunity to preview their potential results using the VECTRA® 3D Imaging system. This technology can often help you decide which procedure is best for achieving your cosmetic goals. With Dr. Pinsky’s guidance and expertise, either method you choose for augmenting your chin can deliver a beautifully balanced profile.