A well-defined chin helps give balance to the face and creates a major part of one’s profile. Did you realize that you can have chin enhancements either non-surgical or surgically performed? No? Let’s look at both options so you can decide which option you would like to discuss during your consultation with Dr. Magassy of Plastic Surgery Associates, PC in McLean, VA.
Non-Surgical Chin Enhancement is a safe, non-invasive alternative to traditional chin enhancement. The procedure involves injecting a filler such as Radiesse into precise areas of the chin in order to increase the length, width or projection of the chin. There is total control over the shape and contours created by the procedure. Non-Surgical Chin Enhancement is a short office procedure that involves no anesthesia and very little pain, redness or downtime. Non-surgical chin enhancement results in minor swelling and sometimes mild bruising and tenderness. These symptoms should last no more than two to three days. Many patients can go back to work the next day. Dr. Magassy has had excellent aesthetic results through non-surgical methods. Non-surgical chin enhancement is a fraction of the cost of a surgical enhancement, however it will last approximately a year.
Patients that want a more permanent solution will opt for a Surgical Chin Enhancement, also known as Mentoplasty, which includes having a chin implant inserted. Recovery from traditional chin enhancement typically lasts seven to ten days and involves discomfort, bruising, and swelling. The majority of the swelling should go away after two to four weeks. A chin augmentation using an implant has the most predictable and long-lasting, permanent, results. The shape of the chin has a remarkable influence on the overall appearance of the face and neck. Improving the shape of the chin can have positive effects on other areas that you might not anticipate.
You do have the option of trying a filler to “test” a chin enhancement. Fillers are able to give you an approximate idea of what you would look like with a fuller chin in the event you were unsure if you wished to proceed with surgery. The best way to decide which chin enhancement option is right for you is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Magassy. He will be able to provide you the best procedure that addresses all of your questions and concerns.