Chin and Jaw Augmentation

A chin augmentation refers to the refinement and improvement of the bony contour of the mandible and chin area. The chin and jawline can be considered as a framing feature of the face and can determine the facial balance and symmetry of the face. For example, if a person has a weak chin, it can result in their nose proportionally looking too large, other facial features to appear unbalanced, and even accentuate the presence of a “double” chin. Alternatively, a chin that projects too far can make the person look older and other features much smaller. When chin projection and shape is proportional to the face, the whole face will appear more balanced, harmonized, and beautiful.

Before and After Photo of Chin and Jawline Filler Before and After Photo of Chin and Jawline Augmentation Procedure

Chin and Jawline Augmentation for Men vs Women

When planning out the course of treatment for the chin augmentation, gender confirmation is important to determine the shape of the chin. Male chin augmentation translates into a wider, fuller, and squarer chin with a more thicker jawline while a female chin augmentation will give you a rounder, pointier, and softer chin and softer, rounded jawline.

Chin Augmentation for Gender Affirmation

A chin augmentation is also powerful for individuals who are transitioning from female-to-male (FTM) or male-to-female (MTF). Female-to-male (FTM) patients can create a more masculine chin by altering the size, projection, length, and width of the chin to create a square chin that is flat at the base. For male-to-female (MTF) patients, a more feminized chin can be augmented to be pointier and softer. Chin augmentation can be incorporated into the patient's gender transition journey for better aesthetic gender affirming face.

Chin Filler vs. Chin Implant

When deciding between chin filler and chin implant, it is important to see a Facial Plastic Surgeon to overview the pros and cons of both treatments. Over the recent years, the rise of dermal fillers have allowed patients to augment their faces without the need of surgery. The advantages of the filler route is that no surgery is involved, the patient has little to no downtime, and can be altered to match each individuals’ facial anatomy and features. The disadvantages of chin fillers are that they are non-permanent, leading to more office visits and recurring cost.The patient must discuss with their facial plastic surgeon to outweigh the risk and benefits of a chin implant and dermal filler.

Before and After Nonsurgical Chin Augmentation Before and After Chin and Jawline Augmentation Left Profile

How long will my chin filler last?

Dermal fillers in the chin can last from 1-2 years and can depend on the type of filler used. The time between maintenance treatments needed is determined by your aesthetic provider. Ultimately, the longevity of dermal fillers is mainly dependent on the patient’s metabolism to the filler.