When most people think of areas commonly treated with dermal fillers, most people will likely say the lips, cheeks, or even under eyes before coming to the chin. However, chin injections have become even more popular in the last decade as heart-shaped faces became the height of beauty. Also, people are more aware of their appearance than ever and the chin is an important structural part of the face. Therefore, enhancing it can make a major difference in the look of the face. Sarasota Surgical Arts provides the best chin filler Sarasota offers.
Traditionally, cosmetic surgeons used implants to augment the chin. Chin implants are still common, but many patients are seeking non-surgical enhancement, especially for small tweaks. Augmenting the chin can mean increasing the length and projection of the chin. Fillers can now achieve this without the need for surgery. Though, in some cases, surgery may provide better results or be more practical.
Chin filler can treat a variety of cosmetic concerns including a recessed chin, shape irregularities, and wrinkles. While some use it as an anti-aging tool, it is becoming more frequent among younger patients as well. As a non-invasive alternative to a chin implant, many are choosing this chin enhancement route.
To measure the science behind facial aesthetics, scientists and surgeons often use what is called the golden ratio. This defines the ideal facial measurements frequently seen in what people consider to be the most beautiful faces. One of the tenants of the golden ratio is that each horizontal third of the face should be roughly equal in size.
The final third of the face runs from the bottom of the nose to the chin. People with a recessed chin may have a shorter lower third. This can lead to an undefined jawline and facial appearance. Aligning the chin with the rest of the face and the golden ratio can enhance facial symmetry and overall aesthetics.
Non-surgical chin augmentation offers many benefits to people wanting to achieve their ideal facial contours. Whether genetically you were born with a weak chin or dislike your cleft chin, dermal fillers offer a quick and easy solution. Some of the benefits of chin filler include:
There are several options to enhance the chin. The best one usually is determined based on your anatomy, health, preferences, and aesthetic goals. Another popular procedure that–while surgical–is less invasive than a chin implant is submental liposuction. This involves removing the small amount of fat under the chin. The table below discusses some of the differences between the two procedures and which may be right for you.
It is possible to undergo both of these procedures. Many patients who get submental liposuction then get a chin filler to elongate the jaw and slim the jawline. These two procedures complement each other well and often have similar candidate pools. Dr. Sessa will discuss if one or both of these procedures will provide you with the results you want.
During a consultation at Sarasota Surgical Arts, you will meet with Dr. Sessa or another qualified injector. They will want to know about your aesthetic goals and preferences for treatment. Your provider will also need to get an understanding of your medical history and lifestyle. Finally, they may examine the treatment area.
Based on these factors, your provider will decide if you are a good candidate for chin filler and other procedures. If you decide to proceed with non-surgical chin augmentation, they will discuss your filler options and the injection process. Sometimes they may be able to administer your injections the same day.
To prepare you for your injections, your provider will start by disinfecting the chin and then apply topical numbing cream. After about ten minutes, they will remove the cream and start with the injections. Using your chosen filler, they will inject it following your chin bone and the natural structure of your face. If you are treating a specific feature like a cleft chin, the injections will likely be at a more superficial level.
More than one syringe may be needed. Usually, once the injections begin, it takes less than fifteen minutes. After the filler is injected, your provider may gently massage the filler into place. You should notice an immediate difference in the look of your chin. Though, your final results will take about two weeks to settle.
After your Sarasota chin filler treatment, your provider will give you instructions for treating possible side effects as well as promoting the best results. Some of the post-procedure directions may include:
The number of syringes required for chin filler largely depends on your starting anatomy and the results you want. For patients wanting to treat a cleft chin or dimple, then one syringe will likely suffice. However, for patients who have a recessed chin, multiple syringes may be necessary to get the desired results. Ultimately, the best way to estimate the number of filler syringes needed is to attend a consultation with Sarasota Surgical Arts.
If hyaluronic acid fillers such as Restylane or Juvederm are used then your provider can dissolve it using an agent known as hyaluronidase. This compound dissolves hyaluronic acid and consists of an injection into the treatment area. Therefore, not only does this make the procedure safer, but it also allows patients to dissolve it whenever they like.
Fillers such as Radiesse and Sculptra are not easily dissolvable. If going with one of these semi-permanent options, it is important to understand that they are not dissolvable and what that means for treatment and results. Typically, these fillers are only recommended to people who need long lasting, dramatic results or those experienced with dermal fillers already.
There is a small amount of pain and discomfort associated with the initial injections. Your provider will control this with topical numbing cream. Additionally, most hyaluronic acid fillers have lidocaine in their formula which eases the feeling of the injections as well. Patients generally do well with chin filler injections in Sarasota and some find the numbing cream unnecessary. Though it is always offered and available.
Chin filler tends to last around six months on average. However, depending on your choice of filler, it can last well over a year. Semi-permanent fillers can last two years or more. You will need to get chin filler refreshed around once or twice a year on average to maintain results.
While not necessary for many injection procedures, if you have time before your appointment, your provider may give some advice to prepare for your chin filler. First, avoid alcohol, smoking, and any type of blood thinning medications or supplements for about a week before your injections. If you take a prescription blood thinner, you may not need to cease its use.
Plan on coming to your appointment without makeup as this will make the process smoother and lower the risk of infection or irritation. Also, if you use retinol, acidic skincare products, or exfoliants, stop using them in the days leading up to your appointment.
The cost of chin filler depends on the number of syringes of filler and the type of filler used. Therefore, it is difficult to quantify the exact cost before consultation and/or treatment. You can find our per syringe pricing for our offered fillers on our price list.
Sarasota Surgical Arts has served Sarasota’s cosmetic needs for over a decade. Providing luxury cosmetic surgery, skilled injections, and medical grade skincare, the team at Sarasota Surgical Arts can help you achieve all of your aesthetic goals. Dr. Alberico Sessa provides the best chin filler Sarasota offers.
Dr. Sessa is a renowned cosmetic surgeon who has extensive knowledge and experience in surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures. He frequently acts as a mentor in his field and works to provide patients with the highest level of treatment and care.