Do you need Chin Augmentation? or Reduction? If so, what area of the chin would you like enhanced? Is it the chin only or also the jaw line? What “look” are you trying to achieve and do you desire a very prominent chin, chin rejuvenation or subtle chin enhancement? At Castleknock Cosmetic Clinic Dublin we see a balanced chin to brow ratio to be a vertical line from the glabella “between the eyes” and the tip of the chin. However, women in Dublin, Ireland can “get away” with having a smaller, or slightly deficient chin.
Chin enhancement is a conceptual treatment that requires a high level of skill and experience to be performed adequately. Dr Kahlout shares his personal views and medical experience about this sensitive image and confidence enhancing treatment in a number of clinic blogs. To find out more please click one of the links below:
For those looking to enhance that selfie spoiling chin, we assess our patients at the Dublin based clinic and at our nationwide branches based upon a horizontal plane or line known as the Frankfort horizontal plane. The Frankfort Horizontal Line is is found usually on a lateral photograph taken. A vertical line is drawn from just in front of the glabella to the chin. In men seeking chin augmentation this line would ideally be perfectly vertical, although in women, some beauty experts believe the chin can be slightly behind this line and still look feminine and proportionate.
Chin augmentation is the use of synthetic biodegradable substances to augment, or make the menton bone structure of the face more prominent. It can give balance to an otherwise less defined face or further augment an already existent chin structure. The fleshy pad of the chin is normally from 8 to 11mm thick.
At Castleknock Cosmetic Clinic we even draw a graph on a photo of your face to measure the distances from each facial feature and may utilize computer imagery to help portray the possibilities
Traditional chin augmentation involves the surgical implantation of a shaped silicone, solid chin implant under general anesthesia. The surgery generally involves up to two weeks of swelling and pain. The results can be good, but can also be limited by the shape of the prefabricated implant. There are a number of suitable dermal fillers to choose from for the chin augmentation procedure.
Dr. Házem Kahlout in the Dublin based Castleknock Cosmetic Clinic uses Radiesse injectable filler, rather than performing surgery for chin augmentation. A topical numbing cream is applied to prevent pain during the procedure. Small amounts of Radiesse are then injected into precise areas building up the chin and bringing your profile into balance. Results of non-surgical procedure are more precise because Dr. Kahlout expands only the areas that are absolutely necessary for the optimal cosmetic result.
Ellanse is a fabulous new dermal filler from France that is most suitable for people seeking long term chin enhancement. Ellanse is a unique dermal filler lasting up to 4 years. Ellanse dermal filler is injected in a similar manner to Radiesse with results being immediate and long lasting.
Hyaluronic acid based fillers like Juvéderm Voluma and Perfecta Deep are also suitable alternatives for those who would rather shorter durability or consider reversing the effect.
The procedure is typically performed in 30 minutes under local anaesthesia. You may experience two to three days of minor swelling and rarely bruising. The results typically last up to a year. The clinical outcome is much more natural than chin implants as Dr. Kahlout can follow the natural contours of of the person’s own chin. The results can be subtle or dramatic depending on the patient’s wishes.
Non-Surgical vs. Traditional Chin Augmentation
Surgery carries inherent risks including scarring, infection, and anesthesia complications. Traditional chin augmentation involves inserting a chin implant under general anesthesia. This implant can, rarely, move after surgery, having to be re-positioned. If there is a significant infection after surgery, the implant must be removed.
Non-surgical chin enhancement avoids the basic risks of surgery. There is no solid implant, therefore no risk of movement or infection. Radiesse and Ellanse do not move after it is injected and actually becomes part of the target tissue. Infections are unheard of with injection of Radiesse, Ellanse or HA based dermal fillers into this area of the face.
Recovery from traditional chin enhancement typically lasts seven to ten days and involves pain, bruising, and swelling. The majority of the swelling goes away after two to four weeks, but some swelling can last several months. If the incision was made inside of the mouth you will need to eat soft foods and use special procedures for brushing your teeth. Strong pain medication, ice packs, and special mouth rinses are required during recovery.
Non-surgical chin enhancement results in minor swelling and sometimes mild bruising and tenderness. These symptoms should last no more than two to three days.
Since traditional chin augmentation involves inserting an implant, the enlargement cannot be completely customized to the shape of your face. It is possible for the implant to shift after surgery, which would give an undesirable look and require another surgery.
The injectable filler used in non-surgical chin enhancement is injected in small amounts and in precise locations so that there is total control over the shape and contours created by the procedure. Results last up to two years. Because the results are relatively temporary, adjustments can be made as your face changes over time, which allows you to maintain a natural look.
The cost of Chin Augmentation using biodegradable material depends on the vloume of product used. This usually requires no surgery, operating room or anesthesia other than local/regional and possibly an oral sedative. The costs are significantly lower regarding the procedure it self, although the product use contribute dramatically to the cost as its provided in specific volume capacity.
The cost of non-surgical chin enhancement start from €450