what is the degree of augmentation that is achievable with fat transfer for recessive chin and how it compares to other fillers?

A doctor recently offered me this and I was curious because I cannot find any before/after pictures online. I am curious of the degree of augmentation that is achievable with fat transfer for recessive chin and how it compares to other fillers like radiesse.

Doctor Answers 5

Chin Enhancement Options

Nonsurgical options include the range of volumizers including Radiesse, Voluma, etc. These will provide reasonable augmentation of the chin. Fat grafting is an option, but does require surgery. Fat grafting success is based on the care taken during fat harvesting, and the techniques used to place the graft. As a consequence, the degree of augmentation is more variable based on those technical factors. Other surgical options may include prosthetic chin implants, and even chin advancement (if indicated).

Tampa Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 4 reviews

Fat transfer for chin

Not many surgeons augment the chin with fat alone.  It is not as predictable as a chin implant or genioplasty.  Donald R. Nunn MD  Atlanta Plastic Surgeon.

Donald Nunn, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 47 reviews

Chin augmentation with fat graft

The soft tissues ofer the chin are quite stiff and don't stretch out well with a fat graft. I am curious who would recommend this to you. Was it a surgeon board certified in plastic surgery?

Ronald V. DeMars, MD
Portland Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 27 reviews

Recessive chin augmentation

The recessive chin is due to bony deficiency, not a fat deficiency. In our practice ,we perform chin implants to augment the mandible and chin. Chin implants are manufactured in a variety of sizes and shapes, are composed of Silastic, and are inserted through a sub mental incision, under local anesthesia.

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 143 reviews

Fat for chin augmentation

Keep looking to find a result. If you find an example see if you can see or talk to the patient and get the patient's opinion. It makes little sense to correct a problem of firm bony deficiency with a soft substance like fat. Surgical implantation of a Silastic chin implant is  the treatment of choice by far in my opinion.

Sheldon S. Kabaker, MD FACS
San Francisco Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.4 out of 5 stars 35 reviews

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.