Question re Non-surgical facial shaping: fix jowls non surgically

Question:

Hi Dr Chan,
I was wondering if there is anyway to fix jowls non surgically. I have been in to see you a few years ago for anti-wrinkle injections and at the time you mentioned my chin was a little underdeveloped and due to a nasty tooth and jaw infection actually in the bone 2 years ago and I feel that I lost a lot elasticity in one side especially. The skin under my neck is also quite loose and at 34 I really think I have aged way to prematuraly in this area and its REALLY bothering me 🙁 I actually have resorted to taping my face which is a bit sad!! Do you think enhancing my chin would help this? I absolutely hate my small chin but haven’t been able to afford to do anything yet.
Also the lines that run from the corners of my mouth are prominent so maybe having these filled would help. I did get another quote already where they said that lifting my cheeks with fillers would help lift the sagging kind around my jaw. I wasn’t really looking to get cheek fillers but I don’t have any cheekbones so maybe that would work. I am on a budget unfortunately but I am desperate to fix this “jowl” as its really affecting how I feel about myself. Roughly how much would a chin enhancement and fillers in the corners of the mouth cost and do you think this would help?
Thank you so much!

Answer:

Fillers in the chin can definitely help to pick up any skin laxity in the neck. Fillers here can also enhance the jawline and balance your features. If you have a small chin, then putting fillers in the cheeks might exacerbate this effect. Furthermore, fillers in the cheeks tend to only minimally lift the areas below it. So your money might be best spent in putting fillers in the area which needs it, directly.

The cost would be 1-2 syringes of filler type V

Price structure is as per the following page;

http://www.thevictoriancosmeticinstitute.com.au/dermal-fillers/#cms_How-much-do-dermal-fillers-cost?

Dr. Gavin Chan
Dr. Gavin Chan

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