Chin Volume Loss

How to treat chin ageing or receding chin

The first step in treating a receding chin or addressing chin volume loss is to have a medical consultation with a doctor. During the consultation, the doctor will assess the cause and severity of the volume loss in the chin or the severity of the receding chin. The consultation includes;

  • A detailed medical history is taken, including assessing any pre-consultation paperwork
  • The chin is examined
  • Clinical photos and videos of the face are taken to track treatment outcomes
  • A plan for treatment will be provided, including costs and information on downtime
  • The proposed treatment will be explained, including any treatment preparation that may be required
  • The risks and side effects of the proposed treatment are explained
  • A consent form is completed before the treatment commences.

Consultations for chin volume loss and signs of chin ageing are available at our Lower Templestowe, Berwick and Beaumaris clinic locations.

Causes of chin volume loss

Signs of chin ageing

Changes to the shape and projection of the chin are a sign of ageing. Chin volume loss refers to reduced fat, muscle, or bone density in the chin area, leading to a more hollow or sunken look. Women and men often display different signs of ageing in the chin area. Women will often have less chin projection because their lower jaw (mandible) tilts downward and backwards towards the skull. In contrast, men generally have more pronounced chin projection because their mandibles tilt more forward.

Receding chin

On the other hand, a receding chin involves the chin shifting backwards relative to the rest of the face. Both volume loss and a receding chin are conditions that can be caused by ageing, weight loss, genetics, or bone density changes, and may be addressed through cosmetic medical treatments.

Candidates for chin volume loss treatment

Chin volume loss treatment is suited to those who want to increase the size or projection of their chin and have one or more of the following concerns:

Individual suitability for this treatment will be assessed in your initial consultation appointment.


Is chin volume loss treatment permanent?

Non-surgical chin volume loss treatment is not permanent, and retreatment will be required. The number and frequency of treatments can only be advised during a consultation with your doctor.

The longevity of treatment is determined by the treatment provided and will vary between patients.

What are the risks and side effects of chin treatment?

There are potential risks and side effects with chin volume loss treatment. These tend to occur around the treatment area and can include:

  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Asymmetrical outcome
  • Over or under-correction
  • Infection
  • Granulomas – an immune reaction to treatment
  • Interruption to nearby arteries during treatment may lead to insufficient blood supply to the surrounding tissues and skin. Changes in the skin colour associated with discomfort may indicate this complication.

How much does chin volume loss treatment cost?

The cost of treatment will depend on the severity of the volume loss and the treatment plan provided by your doctor. A detailed quotation will be provided at your consultation appointment.

Why choose Victorian Cosmetic Institute as your provider of chin fillers?

Chin filler has been performed by doctors at Victorian Cosmetic Institute since 2005. Your consultation involves the doctor examining your chin, clinical photography and video, and a detailed explanation and quotation of the proposed treatment plan.

Schedule your consultation by booking a time online or phone our friendly Customer Care team on 1300 863 824, who will arrange an appointment time for you.

Last updated July 2024