When Will a Touch-up be Required from a Radiesse Chin Augmentation?

Is it best to try to use your own fat as a filler for a chin augmentation if you want longer-lasting effects? If  one opts for neck lipo, can they use the fat from the double chin to reshape their chin?

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Radiesse Touch ups

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It is safe to get a Radiesse touch up at any time as this filler is very stable and does not get larger or grow in the soft tissues after it has been injected. Typically, the filler lasts well over 1.5 years, but it is safe to add to the volume achieved any time after one month.

Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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When Would I Need a Touch-up from a Radiesse Chin Augmentation?

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 Radiesse lasts about 12 months whether it's used to augment the cheeks, chin, jaw or fill in the nasolabial folds.  I performed hundreds of fat transfers in the early 1990's and found them unreliable enough to continue using it for facial augmentation.  If you're looking for a permanent chin augmentation, IMHO, silastic chin implants are the best option.

Francis R. Palmer, III, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Radiesse vs Fat for Chin Augmentation

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I have done a lot of fat augmentation over the past 20+ years and continue to recommend this alternative because the improvement lasts significantly longer. Radiesse is easier but must be repeated yearly. 

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Radiesse Chin Augmentation

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Radiesse would provide a more predictable and even filler for chin augmentation than fat which can be absorbed and is more deformable. Radiesse lasts for over a year and is relatively cheap when compared to Juvederm, Restylane and Perlane.

Peter A Aldea, MD

Peter A. Aldea, MD
Memphis Plastic Surgeon

Radiesse touchup

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Radiesse should not require touchup for at least a year if the correct amount was used. Fat injections after liposuction can be differentially absorbed so I prefer to use filler which will produce an even and consistent result.

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