Radiesse Chin Augmentation Possible?
- Asked by Marce Garza in atlanta
- 5 years ago
I think my face would look better with a bigger chin.
Fillers are not generally the first choice for chin augmentation but cetainly can be utilized.
You are attractive. In this one view, you have pleasing facial proportions. The best way to judge "microgenia" (recessive chin) is with a lateral (profile) view. Soft tissue fillers generally are not the first choice for chin augmentation as a good deal of volume may be necessary, and the results are not as long lasting as with a solid, permanent (chin) implant, which can be placed with a relatively simple procedure.
On the other hand, fillers such as Restylane or Radiesse make an excellent non-surgical, immediate office procedure to add volume to areas of facial disharmonies whether familial or acquired with the aging process. Often patients will "try out" their improvements with injectable fillers and later may decide to proceed with a more long-term fix as with a facial implant.
Yes, but consider All of your Anatomy from a Profile View
When considering chin augmentation it is very important to take into account the surrounding anatomy as well - your neck, lips and nose.
As a Surgeon we study a patient's chin from the side. This gives us a sense of all the anatomy together and helps determine what the ideal size and appearance of your chin should be given all of your features.
During a consultation the best thing to do is to have the Surgeon take your picture from a side view and draw (or use computer simulation) what you would look like with chin augmentation. During this process it may be discovered that chin augmentation is maybe not the best or only solution - maybe rhinoplasty or chin liposuction would be better.
Radiesse or Artefill could certainly be used to augment your chin but I would recommend that option only for very subtle needs. A chin implant can be easily placed during a minor surgery and fitted specifically for your needs. Implants have a very high success rate and would provide a more uniform result than injections.
If you like, please post a side profile view of yourself against a solid colored background and I will give you my recommendations.
Radiesse works very well for non-surgical chin augmentation
The chin is an area that can really make the face look more defined and/ or more attractive. Fortunately, when considering augmenting this area, patients have choices. There are advantages to both methods:
- Fillers, are quick and in the office, avoiding anesthesia and "the knife"
- Surgical augmentation is a one time affair and in general more effective than fillers
A general rule is that for mild augmentation, Fillers are fantastic. And of the fillers I like Radiesse the best. It has a a lot of bulk and lasts about a year. For moderate to severe cases, surgery may be better and has the benefit of combining liposuction to help contour the neck.
Take a look at my video describing non-surgical chin augmentation.
Good luck finding information!
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Injectable chin augmentation - a test drive for a chin implant
Using Radiesse injections into the chin is one method for a minor chin augmentation. While it is not permanent and a chin implant is a better long-term option, this may be a psychologically safer initial step for some patients. While I think computer imaging can do a good job of determining if chin augmentation is right for you, perhaps actually seeing it on yourself may be a better form of a 'test-drive' for some.
Radiesse Chin Augmentation Possible
Fillers such as Radiesse can certainly be used to augment the chin and with good results but they are not permanent. Radiesse may be tried as a chin implant preview and later you may decide on a chin implant.
Radiesse Chin Augmentation
Radiesse is a great product that can give you nice augmentation of the chin and the ability to customize the shape to some degree because Radiesse is a hardy calcium-based product. 1 to 2 syringes should be plenty and you have the ability of avoiding some of the risks associated with chin implant surgery. The results should last you anywhere from 8 to 12 months. The other great thing about Radiesse compared to other filler products is that you get 50% more material for the same cost. It's one of my favorites.
Best of luck
Chase Lay, MD
Web reference: http://chaselaymd.com/Chin_Implant.php
Radiesse is Perfect for Chin Augmentation
Radiesse is absolutely an option for your chin. It is quick, easy, painless, and involves no recovery or anesthesia time, which is why it is quickly becoming extremely popular. Radiesse is a substance that is molecularly identical to bone and teeth, and therefore creates a very natural feeling and looking result.
Radiesse for chin augmentation.
I wouldn't use a filler for a chin augmentation unless there is a small area that needs to be addressed. Consider that fillers (Radiesse) come in a very small amounts, approx. 1 c.c. in a syringe for anywhere from $400-$600. Fillers are not meant to be used to support tissue such as the soft tissue in your chin. Fillers do not last and the rate of their absorption is usually faster in areas where there is a lot of muscular action. If you want use a syringe of Radiesse for a test of whether you like a little more chin projection go ahead, but after a few syringes you would have paid for the surgery of a permanent silicone chin implant.
Chin implant versus radiesse chin augmentation
From the photo you provided it doesnt appear as if you need significant chin augmentation. A lateral view is more helpful to assess your case.. Its also helpful to have a good understanding regarding your dentition and dental aligment. If you have a recessed chin and do not wish to pursue any orthodontic nor orthognathic surgery you could consider chin augmentation with fillers or surgery. It is often helpful to assess your case with computer imaging. Radiesse injections are a relatively safe and easy option for subtle chin enhancement. For long lasting chin augmentation surgery with an appropriate sized implant could be considered.
Radiesse for chin augmentation
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