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
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.
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?
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.
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.