Weak Chin Question - Filler Implant or Other for Me? (photo)

I would like a more prominent chin as from profile I hardly have a chin. Ideally I would like the chin to be more protruded out than mouth so there is a nice line from the nose . Will fillers be sufficient or something else? Never have had any injectables or surgery.

Doctor Answers 15

Weak Chinned? Filler Or Implant To Correct?

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Depending on the type of permanency and result you are hoping for, you could potentially do either. While I believe that in the long-term you will be most satisfied having a implant placed in the chin area, you may consider starting more conservatively by having a dermal filler treatment to enhance your chin profile that will provide you with a bit of a "sneak preview" of what could be with a more permanent solution like a chin implant.  

Depending upon which dermal filler your surgeon selects, you are getting months worth of results that will gradually dissipate as well as a softer, more subtle enhancement to the area, as there is only so much filler that you can inject to create more prominence. With a chin implant, your surgeon has more range to achieve the degree of prominence you desire while balancing your chin with the rest of your facial profile.

Richardson Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 16 reviews

Weak chin: Options?

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Without an exam your question cannot be answered.  You will need to see an Oral/Maxillofacial surgeon to see if othognathic surgery, genioplasty or using an implant is best for your specific case. It should be noted that patients with severely weak jaws or abnormally functioning jaws may be better treated with other facial surgery (orthognathic surgery), although a chin augmentation may be an option at a later time. These patients should seek the advice of a plastic surgeon to determine which course is right for them. Here is some information to help you make this decision: Candidates for Chin Augmentation - Patients whose chin profiles are weak but have normally functioning jaws are candidates for Chin Augmentation. Many of these candidates have used injectable fillers in the past to strengthen the protrusion of their chins, but are looking for a permanent solution. If you are one of these patients, then you are a likely candidate for chin augmentation

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Augmentation with an implant is your best bet...

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Based on your photograph, your chin requires augmentation with an implant. Fillers can be injected when a less substantial enhancement is needed. Prior to placing an implant, fillers can be used to give an idea to judge how the permanent solution would appear. Fortunately, the surgery can be performed rather quickly and a variety of implant sizes and shapes are available. I hope you find this helpful.

Weak Chin Question - Filler Implant or Other for Me?

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 From the photos provided your chin is extremely weak.  In that scenario augmenting the chin with a chin implant should be sugested as a viable means of creating balance to the lower face.  This is beyond the ability of a filler to augment adequately.

Francis R. Palmer, III, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 28 reviews

Weak chin

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A chin implant seems like it would help to balance the proportions of your profile much better than any fillers.  It would also be helpful to examine your bite and upper and lower jaw tooth relationships at a consultation with your surgeon prior to surgery so that you have the best result.

Leonard T. Yu, MD
Maui Plastic Surgeon

Chin implant for weak chin profile

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 We do not recommend injecting fillers in the chin. We perform Silastic chin implants, which are placed through a submental incision directly over the mandible. The chin implants come in a variety of sizes and shapes depending upon the patient's individual needs and requirements. The chin implant procedure can be performed under local anesthesia. Please see the link below for examples  of patient's who have had chin implants in our  practice.

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 157 reviews

Chin augmentation

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A “temporary chin implant” with filler allows patient to see what a chin implant might look like prior to taking the plunge for a permanent implant. But this will not provide as good of a result as a chin augmentation using an implant. I would recommend a consult with a board certified facial plastic surgeon. They will be able to evaluate your needs in person and provide you with a recommendation. Computer imaging software may be used to give you an idea of how the final result of surgery may appear. I hope this helps, and I wish you the best of luck.

Paul S. Nassif, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 49 reviews

Filler vs. chin implant

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In your case I'm thinking fillers may not be enough.   A nicely selected implant tailored to your face and goals would work best.  That being said fillers are a great way to try out a potential implant as it's a decent simulation of what a chin implant may do for you.  Get  a number of consults with board certified Facial Plastic Surgeons, in particular someone who works with the Asian or Latin face and bone structure.  This can be performed under local anesthesia with about 5 to 7 days down time.

Best of luck

Chase Lay MD

Chase Lay, MD
Bay Area Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 80 reviews

Chin Implant or Fillers

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Although I use fat, fillers, and implants to augment the chin I prefer to use a permanent implant in a patient like you who needs a significant increase in chin projection. 

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 43 reviews

Definitely implant!

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A chin implant will provide permanent changes with very few risks, excellent contouring and less cost than fillers for you. Unless you will be undergoing orthognathic surgery to correct a bite deformity, it is typically the best option for permanent improvements. It takes about 30 minutes and can be done under sedation. Good luck!

Catherine Winslow, MD
Indianapolis Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 44 reviews

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