Most people believe surgery is the only way to alter face shape, whether they are unhappy with their face’s round or boxy appearance, fillers can prove as an effective treatment option. The jawline creates a lot of the facial structure and gives a harmonious and balanced appearance. The chin can be strengthened using the non-surgical chin augmentation approach such as filler injections.
Besides strengthening a weak chin, chin augmentations in NYC can restore balance by creating the illusion of a smaller nose. Although the chin can be augmented either surgically or non-surgically, surgery has become a thing of the past because of several drawbacks because of the possibility of a moving implant or a permanent one that the patient is not happy with.
Board-certified dermatologist and injectable therapy expert Dr. Rolhsar has years of experience performing non-surgical chin augmentations1. To learn more about his work, contact us and book a consultation today.
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Traditional chin augmentation involves the surgical implantation of a shaped silicone, solid chin implant under general anesthesia. The surgery generally involves up to two weeks of swelling and pain. The results can be good, but can also be limited by the shape of the prefabricated implant.
Dr. Rokhsar uses Radiesse injectable filler, rather than performing surgery for chin augmentation. A topical numbing cream is applied to prevent pain during the procedure. Small amounts of Radiesse are then injected into precise areas building up the chin and bringing your profile into balance.
ArteFill2 can also be used to smooth wrinkles and provide facial structure in hollow places such as sunken in cheeks. ArteFill’s soft, supportive foundation creates a longer-lasting chin augmentation that can take 15 to 30 minutes with no downtime. With these safe and effective non-surgical options made available, chin augmentations can easily correct a weak chin to proportion it to a person’s natural bone structure.
Results of the non-surgical procedures are more precise because Dr. Rokhsar expands only the areas that are absolutely necessary for the optimal cosmetic result. Dr. Rokhsar is among the leading New York and Long Island Non-Surgical Chin Augmentation surgeons seen by large numbers of patients.
Radiesse is made up of very small, smooth calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres that are suspended in a water-based gel that remains soft and malleable after injection. Calcium hydroxylapatite is a naturally occurring mineral that makes up 50 percent of the bones in the human body as well as the enamel covering the teeth.
Because Radiesse is a natural mineral found in the body, it will not cause any allergic reactions and is completely biodegradable.
For patients who are satisfied with their chin augmentation but would like more permanent results without surgery, ArteFill is a four to five-year treatment solution. ArteFill is another type of injectable dermal filler similar to Radiesse except for its unique precision-filtered microspheres and enhanced collagen is not absorbed by the body.
The procedure is typically performed in 15 minutes following the application of numbing cream for 30 minutes. You may experience two to three days of minor swelling and rarely bruising. The results typically last up to a year.
The clinical outcome is much more natural than chin implants as Dr. Rokhsar can follow the natural contours of the person’s own chin. The results can be subtle or dramatic depending on the patient’s wishes.
Some of the benefits of non-surgical chin enhancements include:
Surgery carries inherent risks including scarring, infection, and anesthesia complications. Traditional chin augmentation involves inserting a chin implant under general anesthesia. This implant can, rarely, move after surgery, having to be repositioned. If there is a significant infection after surgery, the implant must be removed.
Non-surgical chin enhancement avoids the basic risks of surgery. There is no solid implant, therefore no risk of movement or infection. Radiesse does not move after it is injected and actually becomes part of the skin. Infections are unheard of with the injection of Radiesse into this area of the face.
Recovery from traditional chin enhancement typically lasts seven to ten days and involves pain, bruising, and swelling. The majority of the swelling goes away after two to four weeks, but some swelling can last several months. If the incision was made inside of the mouth you will need to eat soft foods and use special procedures for brushing your teeth. Strong pain medication, ice packs, and special mouth rinses are required during recovery.
Non-surgical 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.
Since traditional chin augmentation involves inserting an implant, the enlargement cannot be completely customized to the shape of your face. It is possible for the implant to shift after surgery, which would give an undesirable look and require another surgery.
The injectable filler used in non-surgical chin enhancement is injected in small amounts and in precise locations so that there is total control over the shape and contours created by the procedure. Results last up to two years. Because the results are relatively temporary, adjustments can be made as your face changes over time, which allows you to maintain a natural look.
Fillers, such as Radiesse, are being used to strengthen and contour the chin to the patient’s facial structure. Dr. Rokhsar has found years of success in achieving patient’s cosmetic goals with the use of Radiesse to create a brand new chin in minutes without surgery.
Dr. Cameron Rokhsar has been performing chin augmentations with Radiesse for years and has found success in meeting patients’ cosmetic goals because he can follow the natural contours of the person’s own chin. This allows Dr. Rokhsar to precisely inject small amounts of Radiesse in order to build the chin and balance the facial profile, which ultimately provides the patients with results as subtle or dramatic as they want.
A non-surgical chin augmentation utilizes the power of fillers such as Radiesse, and Juvederm. Either injection is placed into precise areas of the chin using a small needle. The results give patients an improvement in profile and facial symmetry. The non-surgical chin augmentation is performed in two 15-minute treatments spread 3 to 4 weeks apart. Minor swelling and tenderness may last 2 to 3 days post-procedure.
This minimally invasive non-surgical procedure is ideal for younger patients who may need further adjustments are their facial structure changes or for those that are ambivalent about long-lasting cosmetic treatments. Juvederm tends to last about 9 to 12 months, while Radiesse can last up to 2 years.
*Results May Vary
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1 Role of Nonsurgical Chin Augmentation in Full Face Rejuvenation: A Review and Our Experience. Available: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29309340/.
2 ArteFill® Permanent Injectable for Soft Tissue Augmentation: II. Indications and Applications. Available: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2872008/.