Have you heard friends and celebrities talking about chin filler lately? It’s no surprise: Chin augmentation is gaining lots of buzz as more people discover just how transformative even small chin changes can be. As a facial plastic surgeon in Scottsdale, AZ, I love performing chin augmentation to help men and women achieve total facial harmony and put their best faces forward.
While injectable fillers are a current favorite for chin enhancement, another procedure may give you even better and longer-lasting results: chin implant surgery. In this blog post, I’ll compare the benefits of implants vs. fillers and share a few reasons you may want to consider chin surgery instead of injections.
Chin Implants Create Better Definition
A silicone chin implant adds firmer, more defined volume than fillers achieve.
That means you benefit from:
- A sharper jawline
- A more V-line face shape
- A slimmer, more youthful under-chin area
- Better balance with the projection of your nose
Sure, you can achieve these things with fillers, too. However, chin implants take those results to a whole new level.
Chin Implants Are Long Lasting, But Fillers Are Temporary
Chin implants create a lifetime of improvements, although you do have the option to take your implant out or replace it with a new size or shape at any time. Fillers typically only last up to a year and can also be dissolved at any time if they are formulated with hyaluronic acid.
Chin Augmentation Surgery Is Easier Than You Think…
One of the biggest reasons people choose fillers over surgery is because they’re minimally invasive. However, chin augmentation surgery isn’t a huge leap in terms of intensity.
The surgery only takes about an hour and is generally low risk. General anesthesia keeps you comfortable from start to finish, and the incisions are made inside your mouth, so there’s no visible scarring left behind. Learn more about what to expect in this previous blog post.
… And the Recovery Isn’t Bad, Either
Most people only need a few days away from work to feel back to normal. Some swelling may last for several weeks, and you’ll need to avoid contact sports or any activity that could cause injury to your face.
Chin Implants May Be More Cost-Effective in the Long Run
People typically spend between $5,000 and $7,000 on surgery, whereas fillers typically cost a few hundred dollars per treatment, depending on the volume added. However, chin implants usually last a lifetime, whereas fillers dissolve naturally in a matter of months. In just a few years, a chin implant could end up costing less than your total chin filler expenses.
One important thing to remember, though: Cost should never be the primary factor in your decision. It’s important to talk to your plastic surgeon about the best option for achieving your unique goals.
To see examples of what is possible with chin implant augmentation, please visit our before-and-after photo gallery.
If you would like to learn more about chiseling your chin with facial plastic surgery in Scottsdale, AZ, please contact us online or call (480) 214-9955. My plastic surgery office is a quick drive away from Phoenix and other nearby cities.