Whether it’s because of aging, genetics, or an overbite, we understand the frustration when you look in the mirror and wish that your chin was fuller. Thank goodness for advancements in elective plastic surgery!
Now that you’ve decided on the chin filler procedure and are ready to move forward, you have to decide on the best surgeon and the type of material you want. These aren’t choices to take lightly! Attentive Aesthetics is here to help guide you into a decision about chin fillers you’ll feel confident in and proud of for years afterward.
Options for Chin Filler Materials
There are a few different materials that you can choose from when deciding on chin filler surgery.
- Hyaluronic Acid – This is a gel-like substance that actually has many uses in the beauty and cosmetic industry. It’s known for cell regeneration and plumping. The best part? This compound naturally exists in your body! You don’t have to worry about putting something into your system that doesn’t belong there or that will harm you months or years down the road. You’re simply replenishing your skin with more of what it naturally creates.
- Hyaluronic acid is a common choice as it carries a low risk of allergic reaction and has an excellent safety profile.
- Hyaluronic acid comes in a few different brand names. Common choices are: Restylane Lift, Juvéderm Voluma, and Juvéderm Volux
- Juvéderm Volux is currently the only FDA-approved jaw and chin filler.
- Hyaluronic acid injection results are noticeable immediately and can last up to two years.
- This procedure typically takes from 15 minutes up to an hour.
- Common side effects are itching, lumps or bumps around the injection site, tenderness, redness, and mild pain.
- These side effects usually subside within two to four weeks.
- Calcium Hydroxyapatite (CaHA) – This product stimulates your body’s natural production of collagen. It fills in wrinkles and encourages your skin to make new collagen of its own.
- Radiesse is a common brand of CaHA.
- Radiesse is considered hypoallergenic and non-toxic; however, as with any procedure, you should talk about possible risks with your doctor.
- CaHA will give immediate results that can last up to 15 months. Full results will be visible within about a week.
- Common side effects are swelling, pain, redness, bruising, itching, and infection.
- This is done as an outpatient procedure that should only take about 15 minutes.
- Radiesse is a common brand of CaHA.
Think Thick – You want a thicker filler when you’re working on your chin or jawline because thickness means a filler isn’t malleable. You want your filler to stay put since it is put in a strategic, perfect place. Thicker fillers are also able to provide a more superior definition.
Choosing a Surgeon
There are so many plastic surgeons, so how do you know which one is the best fit for you? Here are some considerations.
- Attention to Detail – You want a surgeon who isn’t going to cut corners. It’s important to have someone who notices the smallest discrepancies and details, so that the finished product looks natural, is a perfect fit for your unique face, and turns out seamless. Someone detail-oriented is a must.
- Individualized Attention – Your face is the only one like it out there! When you choose a surgeon, make sure that they are going to customize your chin filler for you, not simply go from a palette of generalized shapes and sizes.
- Professional Clinic – Your surgeon should own and operate out of their own clinic. This ensures that your experience and results are done with the utmost care and expertise.
- An Eye for Natural Beauty – Choose someone who has an eye for what looks natural; no one wants to leave a clinic with a face that looks like they had a procedure done. Your surgeon should have a knack for enhancing a person’s natural qualities.
- Experience – With each year of practice, your surgeon learns valuable lessons. Choose someone who has many years under their belt so you know that the hands working on you are well-learned and confident.
- High-Quality Materials – Although you have a choice in which materials to use for your chin filler, it’s important to choose a surgeon who only uses the best materials in a range of choices. If they only offer the best, then it’s a good sign that they are one of the best out there.
Whatever you decide, know that chin fillers are one of the most common elective cosmetic procedures out there. You can feel confident that you are making a choice that you will feel good about, especially when you choose high-quality materials and an experienced, qualified surgeon.