Cosmetic chin augmentation surgery uses implants to supplement existing bone, giving greater definition to the chin. Small incisions are made under the chin, creating a small pocket. An implant is inserted into the pocket, positioned in front of the chin, and sutured to the existing bone. The procedure takes approximately 1 hour. Chin augmentation surgery is often done in conjunction with neck liposuction or with a facelift to restore a youthful profile.
Laser Resurfacing/Phenol Peel
Laser skin resurfacing can be highly effective in softening wrinkles and pigmentation issues around the chin. Pulses of light remove thin layers of damaged skin, while stimulating collagen production in the skin beneath. The new collagen plumps and tightens the skin, softening the appearance of lines and wrinkles. The procedure is usually done when treating the full face or around the mouth. New skin will grow and cover the treated area in about a week.
Juvéderm Voluma®/Juvéderm Vollure™/Radiesse®
Fillers are commonly used to shape the chin, essentially giving the appearance of a chin augmentation without having to do incisional surgery. Other fillers are used to soften the lines around the chin giving a smoother appearance. This in-office procedure can be done quickly with minimal downtime.
The orange peel appearance of the chin, undesired by many patients, can be eliminated using Botox. A few injections can smooth out the appearance of the chin making it appear youthful. Botox can also be used to soften the downturn of the corners of the mouth.
Many women do not like the hair that grows on their chin. These non-surgical alternatives can reduce the hair for a few months.