Chin augmentation can have a dramatic effect on the appearance of your face, and improve your profile and facial contours. The procedure has traditionally been done with surgery, but non-surgical chin augmentation using soft tissue fillers is now possible. But which option is safer: non-surgical vs surgical chin augmentation.
• Surgical Chin Augmentation: Traditional chin enhancement is a time-tested procedure, but like any other surgical procedure, there are inherent risks. The possible risks associated with chin implant surgery include scarring and infection, as well as possible complications with anesthesia.
The likelihood of infectionsarerare, as patients are usually placed on antibiotics prior to, and immediately after surgery. The incision technique also impacts safety, as it is generally considered safer when the incision is made from the outside, i.e. under the chin.
• Non-surgical Chin Augmentation: Hyaluronic acid fillers such as Juvederm Voluma and Juvederm are two of the fillers that work very well for chin contouring, to lift and sculpt the chin. The fillers are considered safe, since hyaluronic acid is found in the body’s connective tissue.
Which is safer?
While both procedures are generally very safe, there is no risk of an infection with non-surgical chin augmentation. However, it is always important to have the procedure performed by a skilled injector, who is experienced with the use of cosmetic injectables.
If you would like to add proportion to your chin, and improve the appearance of your jawline, chin augmentation may be the right procedure for you. Contact Song Plastic Surgery, Irvine, CA, to find out more.
Call 949-701-4454today and schedule an appointment with Kyle Song, MD. Dr. Song will do a thorough evaluation, and determine which chin augmentation procedure would be most suitable for you.