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A striking jawline and well-defined chin have long been associated with youth and vitality. When the chin appears small or “weak,” it throws off the harmony of the entire face. Chin augmentation, performed with either a chin implant or dermal fillers, can restore an attractive chin contour and enhance the proportions of the entire face. Drs. Mark A. Foglietti and Alanna Foglietti Fostyk are trained and experienced in performing chin augmentation using surgical and non-surgical techniques. In addition to being technically skilled, Drs. Foglietti and Foglietti Fostyk have an artistic sense that serves them well when creating proportion and balance with chin augmentation. Rest assured that our Cleveland surgeons will work closely with you to obtain the beautiful and natural-looking results you seek.
Can I Benefit from Chin Augmentation?
You may benefit from chin augmentation if you:
- Have a small, weak or receding chin
- Have a lower facial region that appears undefined (i.e., the chin and neck are hard to differentiate from each other)
- Want to balance out the appearance of a prominent nose
- Desire more balanced facial proportions
The goal of chin augmentation is to enhance the projection and shape of the chin. The specific technique used to accomplish this will depend on your unique case. Drs. Foglietti and Fostyk Foglietti will discuss all options with you and help you choose the one that best suits your needs and goals.
Surgical Chin Augmentation with Facial Implants
Surgical chin augmentation involves placing an implant, typically made of solid silicone rubber. Chin implants come in many shapes and sizes to suit the diverse needs and preferences of patients. Depending on the implant chosen, the result can be subtle or dramatic.
Chin augmentation is an outpatient procedure performed with anesthesia. The incisions are typically made under the chin. Once the implant is positioned properly, the surgeon will close the incisions using sutures and dress the treatment area with surgical bandages. The initial recovery period typically takes one to two weeks, during which you will need to rest, limit movement and keep your head elevated as much as possible.
Results with chin implants are long-lasting. The results can only be reversed if the implant is removed by a plastic surgeon.
Non-Surgical Chin Augmentation with Juvederm Voluma XC
If you desire a more attractive chin and jaw contour but are not ready to undergo surgery, our surgeons can administer Juvederm Voluma XC. This hyaluronic acid based filler restores volume to the tissues under the skin for a plumping and cushioning effect. Treatment with Voluma XC can be performed in our office in as little as 15 minutes. Small amounts of Voluma XC will be injected into strategic points of the chin and jawline to achieve the desired appearance. Treatment is virtually painless and no downtime is needed.
Chin augmentation results with Juvederm Voluma XC can last up to two years at which point the injectable product will dissolve and the chin will gradually return to its pre-treatment state unless a repeat session is performed.
To learn more about chin augmentation, schedule a consultation with one of the board-certified plastic surgeons at Foglietti Fostyk Plastic Surgery by contactingil our Cleveland office today.