A weak, or recessed, chin can be concerning to men and women, not only because this feature can make the face appear smaller than it is, but it can also make the nose appear larger and more projected than it is. There are surgical and non-surgical options to treat a weak chin. Seek a fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeon to help determine whether these procedures may be able to address your concerns and desires.
Treatment Options for a Weak Chin
Dr. Jeffrey Harmon
Non-Surgical Treatment Options Include Hyaluronic Acid Filler
While a weak, recessed chin is usually best address with an implant, hyaluronic acid filler can address concerns requiring a more subtle result. Filler can also serve as a temporary treatment to help determine whether placement of an implant could achieve the desired aesthetic result. Filler is also less expensive than an implant and results in little-to-no downtime after treatment.
Hyaluronic acid filler can be placed deep along the bone and/or more superficially to firm up the skin. A firmer, more structural product such as Restylane© Lyft is a good option to project a weak chin.
Surgical Treatment Options Include a Contoured Chin Implant
A more permanent option involves the placement of an implant, usually silicone. There are many shapes and sizes of chin implants available. These implants can also be carved to achieve the ideal projection and width to the chin. Implants are usually placed over the periosteum of the chin – which is the fascial covering of the bone – with tapered wings placed in pockets under the peri-ostium on either side. Silicone implants can be removed and replaced if desired.
Trust Your Face to a Facial Plastic Surgeon
It is important to seek a fellowship-trained specialist in plastic surgery of the face and neck when you have concerns about your face or neck.
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This blog post is for educational purposes only and does not constitute direct medical advice. It is essential that you have a consultation with a qualified medical provider prior to considering any treatment. This will allow you the opportunity to discuss any potential benefits, risks, and alternatives to the treatment.