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The size of a large jawbone can be reduced for patients that feel the jaw is too wide, leaving the patient with a slimmer look that is proportional to the other existing facial features. Surgical and nonsurgical alternatives also exist to correct a small chin and improve jawline contours, as well as chin fat reduction.
While surgery is excellent for shaping a chin that protrudes or a jaw that is too wide for the patient’s face, nonsurgical alternatives may be the preferred treatment for patients with the opposite problem. It’s common for both men and women to complain of a chin that’s too small or the lack of definition in the jawline.
These cosmetic problems are easily fixed with nonsurgical chin augmentation and nonsurgical jawline contouring. Both procedures work by adding volume to areas that are too small. One of the best ways to accomplish making a small chin larger and more defined is the use of dermal fillers. At Refine Facial Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics, we carry a complete range of high-quality jawline and chin fillers that can be shaped and molded on the existing jawbone. Among the most popular treatment options are fillers composed of hyaluronic acid (HA). There are many HA fillers on the market today. Dr. Bryant is knowledgeable about the subtle differences between formulations. This allows him to select the cosmetic injectable with the right strength and flexibility to address chin and jawline definition.
Adding dermal fillers to increase the size of a small, poorly defined chin or jawline provides an instant result with no downtime. Pain and side effects are virtually absent with this convenient lunchtime procedure. However, the results that cosmetic injectables achieve are not permanent.
Depending on the product that is selected, patients can expect an average of 12 months to 2 years of improvement. For patients seeking permanent chin augmentation, a chin implant may be the right choice. While the chin implant cost is greater than the cost of dermal fillers, it provides a lifetime of improvement. It may even save money over time. Rather than have dermal fillers injected every few months or years, they only need one procedure to accomplish the permanent correction of an unsightly chin.
However, cosmetic chin surgery is associated with slightly more discomfort and downtime than chin fillers, which can be injected during your lunch hour in a quick low-pain procedure. We invite you to speak with Dr. Bryant for more details about each procedure. Being informed empowers you to make a confident decision about the treatment option that fits your needs best. Dr. Bryant offers chin and mandible/jawline implants. These implants come in a variety of customized shapes and sizes. For a truly personalized treatment plan, he is also able to provide 3D modeled custom facial implants for a truly tailored result.
Your experience mostly depends on whether you are having jawline surgery or nonsurgical treatment. Nonsurgical procedures such as dermal fillers and Kybella are performed in our office treatment room. Chin liposuction, chin implants, and surgical jawline contouring are performed at a nearby surgical center, using light sedation, local anesthesia, or general anesthesia depending on the procedure. Six surgical centers across the Nashville metropolitan area, including Gallatin, Lebanon, Mt Juliet, and Hermitage, Tennessee make access convenient for all.
Before your procedure, you’ll meet with Dr. Bryant and his surgical care coordinator if surgery is going to be performed. Your personal treatment plan will be reviewed and you’ll be provided with all preoperative and postoperative instructions as needed. Nonsurgical treatments may be performed the same day as the consultation if desired.
The recovery for different procedures will vary. Nonsurgical treatments like dermal fillers have no downtime, while extensive jaw and neck lift surgery may have 1 to 2 weeks of downtime. Dr. Bryant is pleased to answer all your questions regarding recovery at the pre-op consultation.
A double chin or excess chin fat are common concerns among men and women alike. When it comes to chin fat, you have options, both surgical and nonsurgical.
Surgical chin fat reduction procedures, such as liposuction, are highly effective at destroying fat cells. Chin and jaw liposuction removes small pockets of fat under the chin and jawline. Surgical chin fat removal provides a slim, chiseled look to a jaw that has poor contour due to age, weight gain, or genetic factors. Once the fat is removed, it won’t come back unless the patient gains weight. Jaw and chin liposuction can also be performed without general anesthesia. Local anesthesia or light sedation is often used to make the patient comfortable during the procedure.