A weak chin may appear smaller or shorter, and cause the upper lip to seem as if it protrudes out unnaturally. Recessive chins are usually either a genetic trait passed down by parents or can also be the result of an injury or direct trauma, especially where the mandible (lower jaw bone) itself has been damaged.
Weak chin or recessive jaw can affect anyone, and though it can cause problems related to speaking and eating, it is more likely to just decrease self-confidence or increase self-consciousness. These psychological effects are due to media portrayal of a strong jawline as an attractive feature in both men and women.
There are a variety of ways to alter the appearance of the jaw as surgery, implants, or non-surgical enhancement with dermal fillers and other techniques.
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The non-surgical, non-invasive chin reshaping, non-surgical genioplasty involves the use of a dermal filler, Radiesse or Restylane injected to reshape and contour the chin to achieve a natural aesthetic appearance, in a quick, safe and effective out-patient treatment.
Any patient who desires an improvement in the size and shape of the chin may be suitable for non-surgical chin reshaping – chin augmentation. Patients with a small or weak chin can improve the balance of their face using a dermal filler. Also, patients who have deformities of the chin either from birth or from injuries can achieve significant improvement without the pain, risk and recovery associated with surgery.
Initial consultation will determine the goals of treatment, analyze any associated abnormalities or asymmetry and plan the optimum non-surgical chin shaping technique to achieve the ideal result in each patient. Treatment is carried out in the out-patient setting and takes 30-45 minutes. A local anesthetic injection is used to ensure that the treatment is comfortable.
Minimal discomfort is expected during the treatment and no bruising should occur with the careful techniques used by Dr.Manrique. Any mild bruising will usually resolve after 1 week. Your chin may feel tender for the first 3 – 5 days.
Improvement in chin shape and projection will be seen immediately following non-surgical chin reshaping. Any swelling will resolve in 1 week.
Radiesse will provide long lasting improvement in chin shape for approximately 12 months. Restylane dermal filler will provide results that last for 6 to 9 months. Repeated treatments are recommended every 12 – 18 months to maintain the desired shape. Non-surgical chin reshaping is a good first step for patients considering surgery before committing to a permanent implant.
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