Chin Implant Or Dermal Filler Which Is Best For You

Chin Implant Versus Fillers

For men and women alike, a well-defined jawline is key to an attractive, balanced face. Unfortunately, like any other facial features, our chins come in different shapes and sizes. For instance, a small chin can make your nose look larger, while a recessed chin may provide no visual distinction between your neck and face.  This is when chin implant or filler procedures are considered.

strong chin

Like it or not, first impressions are important, and facial structure is just as significant as the fullness of your lips or colour of your eyes when it comes to how others perceive your appearance – and if your chin is poorly defined, it can easily spoil your looks.

If you’re unhappy with the shape of your jawline, two options are available to enhance your appearance and self-confidence: chin implants and dermal fillers.

A chin implant entails surgery to improve the contours of the chin, neck and jaw line with an implant around bone to achieve a more natural facial symmetry.

A chin filler – injection of dermal filler material – also creates a more balanced profile, particularly in cases of a weak chin.

While both techniques are aimed at restoring harmony to facial appearance, each has its own advantages and potential drawbacks. For instance, a chin implant can be more predictable and stable, while a filler is a simpler procedure.

Here we’ll look in more detail at the pros and cons of chin implants and fillers.

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Advantages of Chin Implants

Chin augmentation with surgical implants – a type of genioplasty – can improve the underlying structure of your face, and is sometimes performed in conjunction with nose-recontouring rhinoplasty or neck liposuction.

A chin implant is generally an outpatient procedure, using general anaesthesia or a local anaesthetic with sedation.

Chin implants are popular because the procedure is relatively easy for the patient while producing significant improvement in facial profile by strengthening a recessed or weak chin to produce a sharp and firmer new profile.

Surgical chin augmentation can:

  • Enhance facial balance by making your chin more in proportion with the rest of your face.
  • Improve definition of the jawline and neck.
  • Minimise the appearance of jowls or a double chin.
  • Strengthen an underdeveloped chin.
  • Increase the width or height of the chin.
  • Achieve harmony between the chin and nose.
  • Improve the appearance of dimpling.
  • Achieve long-lasting results with one procedure and a fast recovery – usually within seven days and with minimal discomfort.

 

Potential Disadvantages of Chin Implant

All types of surgery carry the risk of infection and side effects of anaesthesia. However, a chin implant is a relatively short procedure – typically taking less than an hour – with a very low safety risk when carried out by a qualified cosmetic surgeon, who will also ensure no scarring is visible after healing.

You’ll need to sleep face up with your head elevated for a couple of weeks after surgery to help control swelling and protect the healing process.

 

Advantages of Chin Fillers

The main advantage of chin fillers is that it’s a non-surgical procedure, and, like chin implants, these injectable implants boast a good safety record.

Compared with chin implants, chin fillers offer the following advantages:

  • Simpler procedure.
  • Minimally invasive.
  • Instant results.
  • More affordable.
  • Little or no down time.

Disadvantages of Chin Fillers

Results from chin fillers are temporary (but can last from one to two years) and repeat injections will be necessary to maintain your appearance.

Compared with chin implants, fillers achieve only a modest enhancement of chin and jaw line contours.

 

Which is the Best Chin Augmentation Procedure for Me?

chin implant or filler?

A chin filler can give you the chance to try out a new-look jawline, while chin implants may be a better option if you’re looking for lasting changes.

So, if you’re unsure about getting chin implants straight away, you could start with filler injections as a trial procedure to give you a taste of what implants can achieve.

On the other hand, if you only want a modest chin enhancement, fillers can likely achieve this with no surgery necessary.

Strong chins have long been considered an attractive feature, and historically, a frail or receding chin has been associated with a weak or unlikable personality. This is why Batman and Superman are depicted with chiselled chins.

heart shaped chin

Whether you yearn to look like a superhero, or want a heart-shaped chin like Scarlett Johansson, or a square chin like Angelina Jolie, the best way to determine whether chin implant or chin filler treatment is right for you is to consult an experienced cosmetic surgeon.

Many cosmetic clinics – both in the UK and abroad – will resume offering chin augmentation treatments after coronavirus lockdown restrictions have been eased.

Chin enhancement is a fast-growing trend, and costs can vary greatly across the world. This is why savvy medical tourists will continue to shop around for the best deals in cities such as Istanbul as well as London.

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