The chin is a vital part of the pathway that connects the neck to the face. And, while we usually look at ourselves from the front, the chin plays an important role in the look of our profile as well as in the overall facial appearance.
Nowadays, there are numerous options for improving the profile of the chin, ranging from the most surgically oriented method, known as sliding genioplasty, to less aggressive techniques, such as chin implants, to quick and less risky non-surgical procedures.
We at Shens Medical offer several non-surgical chin augmentation techniques. This article will describe each of these procedures as well as compare them to chin augmentation surgery.
Chin augmentation is a procedure that enhances or increases the size of the chin. It can improve your side face profile and your smile, as well as boost your self-esteem.
You may want to get chin augmentation for a variety of reasons. You might think about it if you have a retreated or weak chin that you want to strengthen. You can also use this procedure to improve your facial harmony or to define your jawline.
Chin augmentation can be accomplished surgically or non-surgically. There are two surgical options for increasing chin size, including sliding genioplasty and chin implant. Non-surgical chin augmentation can be achieved through dermal fillers, HIFU facial or fat-freezing treatment.
Sliding genioplasty is a more serious operation. It includes altering and moving the chin bone. Depending on the specific situation, the chin might be moved forward, narrowed or widened. Chin implant, on the other hand, is a much smaller procedure than sliding genioplasty. It involves the placement of an implant (usually a silicone implant) in the chin to enhance it and increase its projection.
Non-surgical chin augmentation most of the time is achieved by injecting filler above the bone and moulding it to look like an implant. They can really make the receding chin look better, almost to the degree of chin implants. However, there are also other completely non-invasive treatments such as HIFU and fat freezing that can help you contour your chin area.
Non-surgical chin augmentation treatments become more and more popular among patients as time goes on. They are quick, painless and require no or minimal downtime.
Both surgical and non-surgical chin augmentation procedures can help you achieve a better chin contour and a more defined jawline. However, a lot of times people wonder which one is best for them. There are benefits and risks to each treatment approach. Depending on your particular need and goals, you might be a better candidate for one or the other.
As we mentioned above, chin augmentation surgery can be done in two ways: by placing a silicone device or by cutting and moving a portion of your chin bone, which is called sliding genioplasty.
Chin implant is usually a more simple and less aggressive procedure. It is where the doctor makes a little incision either inside the mouth or under the chin and inserts a prefabricated, silicone implant on top of the bone. Most of the time, it is done as an out-patient procedure using local anaesthesia. However, although it is a smaller operation, it does come at its own cost. The number one issue is that these implants can become infected. The second is that the implants can migrate over years, or you may experience bone resorption.
Sliding genipolasty surgery all in all upfront is a more serious and riskier procedure. It is done by making bone cuts and advancing the actual bone of the chin several millimetres to enhance that projection. Afterwards, titanium plates and screws are inserted to hold the bone securely in place.
The surgery is beneficial because it not only brings the chin forward to improve the profile and proportion of the lip and nose, but it also deepens the neck structures by advancing the chin. In addition, it provides permanent results. Once the bones fuse and settle, it is for good.
However, this surgical procedure comes with some drawbacks. It usually necessitates the use of general anaesthesia or intravenous sedation, both of which carry some risks. Furthermore, recovery time is typically longer, and complications such as bruising, swelling, or infection may occur.
Chin augmentation without surgery is typically accomplished with dermal fillers. However, other methods, such as HIFU treatment or fat freezing, can also be used to define the jaw.
Plastic surgeons can use inject fillers to enhance the chin profile and mould it to look like an implant. This provides instant change and immediate improvements to the treated area. The procedure is minimally invasive with little to no downtime. In addition, it doesn't require the use of general or local anaesthesia. However, one disadvantage of this treatment is that no matter what type of filler you use in your chin, the results will be temporary.
HIFU and fat freezing are two other procedures that can be used to contour and enhance the appearance of your chin and lower jaw. They are simple, non-invasive, and do not require any downtime. They are a great option if you don't want to undergo plastic surgery, or you are a not good candidate for that.
Non-surgical chin enhancement procedures offer many benefits over chin surgery. Below are some of them.
However, despite the numerous advantages, you should understand that chin filler is not a permanent solution. In order to keep your results, you must repeat the procedure after a certain amount of time.
We at Shens Medical offer several nonsurgical treatments that can help you achieve a better shape of your chin.
It is a procedure that uses cold temperatures to remove fat deposits and bulges in specific areas. The treatment can help you get rid of some fat under your chin, improve the soft tissue, and shape and define your chin. With the fat-freezing method, there are no needles, pain, or downtime. The procedure also has the added benefit of permanently reducing fat.
High-intensity focused ultrasound, or HIFU for short, is a cutting-edge technology that can lift and tighten the skin in a variety of facial areas. It can stimulate collagen growth while also acting as an effective fat burner by heating adipose tissue. This non-invasive procedure can help you get rid of stubborn double chins and, as a result, improve your chin and jaw definition.
Injectable chin fillers can change the contour and definition of the chin without requiring any surgery. They can make the jawline stronger, resulting in a more youthful look for the face. Furthermore, filler injections can enhance the definition of the face and neck.
The most expensive chin enhancement procedure is sliding genioplasty, which can cost between $10000 and $15000. The cost of chin implant surgery in Singapore can range between $5000 and $7000. Filler chin enhancement is usually less expensive. You can expect to pay between $700 and $1000 per syringe, depending on the type of filler.
Nonsurgical procedures do involve any incisions, so they don't leave any scars. Surgical approaches are also not likely to leave visible scarring because the incisions are usually made on the inside of the lower lip.
Chin and jaw fillers are a great option for those patients who want to redefine their facial proportions without going under the knife. However, in case you want to achieve more dramatic and permanent results, then it might be better to consider chin surgery.