Chin contour treatment refers to when a dermal filler is injected into the chin to enhance your side profile. Chin filler helps make your chin appear more prominent and/or more symmetrical and balanced. This creates definition in the lower third of the face and gives structure to your appearance. Suited to both male and female patients, many females prefer a soft contour to the chin while male patients typically prefer a more chiselled effect.
Chin filler is a non-permanent solution that lasts between 8 and 18 months for most patients. The results will be visible immediately following your treatment and minimal downtime is required. Chin filler injections take around 60 minutes to complete and are relatively painless. You will always be topically numbed before treatment to alleviate any discomfort you may feel.
Benefits of Chin Filler
- Create definition – contouring the chin helps to create definition in the lower third of the face, creating a more structured appearance.
- Balanced profile – the ideal facial profile is where the bridge of your nose is aligned with the front edge of your chin. Chin enhancement fillers can project your chin so that it matches this ideal projection for a more balanced and beautiful side profile.
- Look happier – injecting filler into the chin can help to support the jowls. This support helps to prevent an angry-looking, down-turn of the lip muscles.
- Look younger – as we age, the skull naturally rotates and the chin moves backwards. Correcting a receding chin can make us appear more radiant and vibrant.
What can be improved with chin filler?
Some people are born with a receding chin but in many cases among both men and women, a receding chin is a natural part of ageing. The chin recedes due to lost bone strength and soft tissue around the jaw. Chin contouring can aid with projection and reduce the appearance of this common problem.
If you have a cleft chin – a prominent dimple or crease in the front of the chin – chin filler can correct this and round out the shape of your chin. You might be born with this or it can develop over time due to an asymmetrical jawbone. Dermal fillers can lessen the appearance of a cleft chin temporarily and improve the overall cosmetic aesthetics of your chin.
If your chin is weak, it can contribute to the appearance of a pronounced jowl and a saggy neck. By injecting fillers to the underside of the chin, it helps to elongate the chin and helps to create jawline definition. By creating a defining line between the jaw and neck, chin filler can create the appearance of a stronger jawline.
The shape of the chin
Whether you’d like your chin to look more or less angular, more pointy, more square or more round, dermal filler can be used to mould the shape of your chin. Your goals for the treatment will be discussed in detail during your consultation and all options will be considered.
Am I a Good Candidate?
This treatment is ideal for you if you would like to change the size, shape, length or projection of your chin. If you have experienced volume loss in your chin and would like to create a stronger, more balanced side profile, you are likely to benefit from this treatment. If you would like a more angular shape or more definition around the lower third of your face, this treatment is a great option to achieve these aesthetic goals.
If you’d like to find out how you can benefit from chin filler, schedule a free consultation with our nurse injector.
What to Expect
During your free consultation, your registered nurse injector will assess your chin and facial anatomy to determine the right method of treatment. Your options for changing the size, length, projection, shape and symmetry will be discussed while considering your aesthetic goals for your treatment and your ideal result. Your nurse will then develop a personalised treatment plan specific to you.
Once your consultation is complete, you will have photos taken. These will be stored confidentially for our injector to assess your progress.
Before your treatment, your chin will be cleaned thoroughly using a medical-grade, skin-safe cleaner and a numbing agent will be applied to minimise any discomfort. Your injectable product is mixed with anaesthetic to help with any discomfort. For topical anaesthetic, it’ll take about 15 minutes for the numbing agent to work, then your treatment will begin.
Your injections will be focused on the areas that you wish to improve, which can be a combination of the medial chin, the lateral chin, and/or the underside of the chin. You will be encouraged to assess your results with a handheld mirror and can suggest areas you may like to see more volume.
Once your treatment is complete, you will receive your aftercare instructions and a complimentary follow-up appointment will be arranged within the next fortnight.
Chin Filler Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a consultation?
Yes. This treatment requires a doctor’s assessment and prescription so you will be required to undergo a consultation to determine the best method of treatment.
Does chin filler hurt?
The injections may feel like a slight pinch as they enter the treatment area and you may feel pressure as the gel substance is injected. If you have a low pain tolerance or are concerned about the pain you might feel, you can ask your nurse to apply a numbing agent to the treatment area.
What’s the recovery period like?
In the days following your chin enhancement treatment, you may experience slight bruising and swelling. This will resolve within a matter of days.
What are the risks?
It’s important to first discuss in consultation your medical history and understand the possible risks. Some risks of chin filler can include:
Are the results immediate?
You will notice the effects of the dermal filler immediately after your injections. As there may be some swelling present, we ask you to wait up to five days to notice the final results.
How long do chin filler results last?
The dermal filler we use in the chin is a thick gel product that is designed to last around 8-18 months. The longevity of your results depends on a number of factors like your metabolism, lifestyle and genetics.
What products do you use?
Please note that due to TGA guidelines, we are unable to advertise the brand names of dermal filler injectables on our website. However, we stock the leading brands of all injectable fillers injectables and are able to discuss these freely during your consultation.
How much does this treatment cost?
It depends on how much product you need to fill your chin and the overall result you would like to achieve. Prices at Gold Coast Plastic Surgery start at $499 per ml of dermal filler. Most patients will achieve their desired results using 1-2mL of dermal filler.