Non Surgical Chin Enhancement

The chin is an important feature of the lower third of the face. By enhancing the chin, the jawline can be sharpened, the profile of the face balanced, and the apparent amount of excess skin and fat in the neck can be reduced. Non-surgically, the chin can be enhanced with dermal fillers.

How can I have a chin enhancement non-surgically?

For those seeking chin enhancement via surgical methods, a chin implant, genioplasty, or mandibular osteotomy are operations that can be performed to project the chin. For those who are unsure of whether they want a permanent procedure, chin enhancement can be performed by injection of a temporary dermal filler into the area. Dermal fillers can last from 6 months to 18 months in this area. It is possible to try a dermal filler in the chin to help you decide whether surgery is a good option for you at a later stage.

Temporary fillers can simply be injected into the chin to improve the shape and forward protrusion of the chin. The downtime, swelling and bruising associated with this procedure is minimal. The longer lasting fillers are more expensive initially, but are better value as they last longer and tend to create a more substantial correction per mL. Radiesse is an example of a dermal filler that is long lasting and also very suitable for the chin due to its firm consistency.
For estimate dermal filler mls and cost of treatment please visit the Cosmetic consultation and treatments pricing page.

Chin dermal filler technique and aesthetics

Chin enhancement with dermal fillers should be performed with proper technique and aesthetic judgement;

Technique – Either a cannula or needle can be used to administer dermal fillers to the chin area. The advantage of using a cannula in this area is the reduction in risk of perforating a blood vessel and causing bruising or more severe complications such as intravascular injection of filler. However, the chin is a fibrous and muscular area, and often a needle passes through this area more easily. Cannula can be difficult to pass through the chin, as it has a blunt tip. In many cases a combination of needle and cannula are used to achieve the best outcomes. Cannula are often more suited to the sides of the chin, or the pre-jowl sulcus. Needles are often more suited to injecting the centre of the chin.

Aesthetics – When the head is in the Frankfurt horizontal plane (which is a line parallel to the ground, drawn from the inferior orbital rim of the eye socket to the upper margin of the ear canal to the ground), the bridge of the nose should be in line with the front edge of the chin, when looking at the profile view. The key to chin enhancement is to achieve this balanced profile. Dermal fillers can be used to project the chin forwards to to match the projection of the nose bridge in this position.

Another important consideration in the aesthetics of chin enhancement is the blending of the chin with the jawline. The chin is basically the most anterior or forward part of the jawline and needs to integrate well with it. Especially as one ages, we can accumulate fat along the jawline in the jowls. This often causes a disconnect between the chin and the jawline, as the jowls drop below the jawline. To straighten the jawline and also blend the chin into the jawline, filler can be placed in the pre-jowl sulcus. This is the area between the jowl and the chin. By filling this area, the chin is blended into the jawline, and the appearance of jowling is reduced.

This patient presents with concerns about the size of her chin in comparison to the rest of her face (nose/cheeks). 1.3mL of Radiesse was injected into the chin area, and this improved the forward projection of the chin, and helped balance her chin with her nose. Also it improved the appearance of the under chin area by pulling up the fat and skin there.
Non surgical chin reshaping - before

Non surgical chin reshaping - after. Filler types radiesse, juvederm, voluma, modelis

Non surgical chin enhancement - before

Non surgical chin enhancement - after. Filler types radiesse, juvederm, voluma, modelis

Dr. Sara Mullen performs dermal filler to overall enhance this patient’s appearance, and as a part of this, enhances the projection of her chin

At Victorian Cosmetic Institute, our doctors have a large range of dermal fillers for you to choose from to suit your needs and goals. Furthermore, we specialise in non-surgical and non-invasive facial shaping.

Making that first phone call can be a confronting task – many of our patients have preferred filling out our online enquiry form. We can then contact you with an understanding of the results you are hopeful of achieving and ensure the treatment is appropriate.

Otherwise, you can phone us directly on 1300 863 824.

For estimate volumes and costs visit the Cosmetic consultation and treatments pricing page.

Dr. Gavin Chan
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