Can I use Botox/fillers to make my chin look more chiseled? (Photo)
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Botox will not address the size and position of the jaw
Non surgical options for chin
Thank you for your clinical post and photograph. You do have a weak chin, a condition called microgenia with a bit of a maxillary overbite. There is also some subcutaneous fat under your chin giving you a double chin appearance. In Canada, there are a number of options that you can undertake that are non-surgical and/or minimally invasive. Non-surgical options including non-surgical mechanisms to permanently remove the subcutaneous fat under the chin with a series of Kybella injections, in Canada this is called Belkyra and/or CoolSculpting mini or BodyFx mini or even UltraShape mini intertechnologies to tighten the skin and kill the fat and can be used supplementally to Belkyra (Kybella). In addition, Juvederm Voluma or micro fat grafting can be performed to the chin to give it more projection, also non-surgical.
Surgical options include NeckTite or SmartLipo to the submentum to remove the fat and give you a more sculpted, contoured neck and a small chin implant or fat grafting to the chin. This is also minimally invasive and can be performed under local anesthesia.
As you can see there are a lot of options to give you improved contour without orthognathic surgery and a sagittal split osteotomy or sliding genioplasty.
I think you can end up with an excellent result without orthognathic surgery and one day you may want to do mandibular bone surgery to improve your occlusion and appearance, but simple procedures with little downtime can be offered now.
I’m sure you can get an excellent result and best of luck. To find out more, please visit the link below. Also visit the CoolSculpting, BodyFx sections as well as the VolumaLift section with Juvederm Voluma.
To schedule a consultation simply fill out one of the online consultation request forms and e-mail it in and a SpaMedica service representative will help you promptly.
R. Stephen Mulholland, M.D.
Certified Plastic Surgeon
BOTOX Not For Chin Augmentation
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Can I use Botox/fillers to make my chin look more chiseled?
Your photo does show what you are talking about. There are two effective ways to correct this. One option is with a mandibular advancement or sliding genioplasty (i.e. breaking the bone and moving it forward). The more common option is a chin implant. This can be done in the clinic for the right patient. The benefit is it is more permanent. Fillers can be used to some extent but the results will not be as drastic. If too much filler is placed it can make the chin appear quite strange. Botox would not give a chiseled look but it can help if you have dimples in your chin when you talk (careful with this because with an overbite if you weaken that muscle it can also lead to a poor result).
I would recommend you consult with a facial plastic surgeon or plastic surgeon to go over your options in person and find out what fits your budget and available downtime.
I hope this helps and good luck.