Dr. Paul L. Leong, MD

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Chin Augmentation: You Have Options

September 28, 2017

The chin is one particular area of the face that is never really focused on. You often hear about people being displeased with the shape of their nose or lips, but the chin often gets overlooked. Everyone’s face shape differs whether it is heart, oval, round, or square and one would be surprised at how big of a role the chin plays in this configuration.

Some people have a very round or square face where the chin seems less defined. Now there are options to help contour the face and add volume to the chin for a more elongated look. Some people prefer a temporary solution such as dermal filler while others want a more permanent solution such as a chin implant.

Filler has come a long way from primarily being used in the cheeks and lips to add volume to the face. Now days, filler can be used just about anywhere on the face such as the nasolabial folds, the nose, the chin, the jaw, and even the forehead. More and more people are getting filler injected into their chin to elongate and balance out their face for a more desired look. Filler in the chin, such as Restylane, can last approximately 6-8 months.

Just like filler, chin implants are also becoming more popular but for people who desire a more permanent solution. Chin implants come in multiple sizes and all depend on how modest or drastic the patient wants to go with their results. Some that have little to no definition in their chin might want a large implant while others might choose a small implant for a more subtle result.

One solution is not better than the other, however, not everyone is a candidate for both options and would need to be evaluated before either procedure is performed. If your chin is an area of concern, schedule a consultation with Dr. Leong in one of our 5 Pittsburgh locations today to discuss your options.

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