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.
Weak Chin Question - Filler Implant or Other for Me? (photo)
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Weak Chinned? Filler Or Implant To Correct?
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.
Weak chin: Options?
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
Augmentation with an implant is your best bet...
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Weak Chin Question - Filler Implant or Other for Me?
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.
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.
Chin implant for weak chin profile
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.
Filler vs. chin implant
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
Chin Implant or Fillers
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.