Radiesse Chin Augmentation Possible?

I think my face would look better with a bigger chin.

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Fillers are not generally the first choice for chin augmentation but cetainly can be utilized.

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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.

Coral Springs Plastic Surgeon
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Radiesse works very well for non-surgical chin augmentation

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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!

David C. Mabrie, MD
Bay Area Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Yes, but consider All of your Anatomy from a Profile View

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Hello Marce,

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.

Kamran Jafri, MD
New York Facial Plastic Surgeon

Injectable chin augmentation - a test drive for a chin implant

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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. 

Yes it is possible

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Yes, it is possible and a lot of patients try this before they decide on implants. The downside is that it is temporary and you need a lot of filler to make a noticeable difference. The advantage is ease of procedure and no downtime.

Jeffrey Jumaily, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Chin augmentation with Radiesse or HA fillers is possible and can be a good option.

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Chin augmentation with Radiesse or HA fillers is possible and can be a good option for patients who want only a subtle enhancement or who want to see what a bigger chin would look like before committing to implants. The procedure takes about 15 minutes and little recovery associated with it. I recommend visiting a board-certified facial plastic surgeon with experience in both dermal filler chin augmentation and chin implants for a consultation to see what the best course of action for you would be.

Radiesse chin augmentation

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Based on your photograph, it appears you do have some mild chin weakness though a profile photo would give us more information.  Radiesse is a great material to try as a chin augmentation tool.  It is a very strong substance in the sense that it resists the counterforce from the overlying skin pushing back and mimics a chin implant well.  It is limited by the fact that it can only provide a mild result.  But for individuals who want to 'see' what an implant might do for their face, or for someone who is still trying to decide if surgery is right for them, Radiesse provides a very realistic, natural, and immediate contour. 

Mike Majmundar, MD
Atlanta Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Chin augmentation with fillers

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chin usually need to be in a women around 1 cm behind the upper lip.

to advance the chin, multiple procedures can be done.

chin implant is very good surgery.

fillers like fat or radiess improve contour more than advancing the chin.

a close measurement can be helpful to make a decision

Jacques Haddad, MD
Montreal Plastic Surgeon

I often use radiesse to enhance chin contour

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A chin implant is the gold standard for improving the contour of a weak chin. However, for those only desiring minor improvement, I often use the filler Radiesse to subtly enhance the chin profile. However, for those requiring a large improvement, filler would not be my first choice as the volume of filler required would be too much. Additionally, the improvement with filler is only temporary, and would need to be repeated once the filler wears off. Best of luck.  

David P. Rapaport, MD, FACS
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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Fillers for chin augmentation possible?

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 While it is possible use fillers to augment the chin, it is not the best option since it's only temporary and will need to be repeated every year or so. Chin implants are manufactured in a variety of sizes and shapes, are inserted under local anesthesia through a submental approach. 

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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