If you’re considering chin augmentation, Harley Street MD offers a non-invasive procedure using dermal fillers. Here are some frequently asked questions about our procedure.
What results can I expect?
Dermal fillers are used for a range of different aesthetic reasons; for women, a stronger chin can be achieved by increasing the height, width or projection which can make the entire face shape look thinner, for men, a more masculine, defined jaw can be achieved by balancing height and width along with treatments to the jowl and jawlines.
The results of a chin augmentation procedure will vary based on your original face shape and your goals for the treatment. This non-surgical procedure can have a massive effect on the overall face shape. Looking at the profile of the face, the consultant will assess the optimal results possible from the procedure.
The dermal filler treatment will be tailored by the consultant to give you the ideal lift and volume suited to your face; this treatment can also help to improve sagging chins and jowls too. Although it’s a procedure that focuses on one area of the face, it dramatically impacts the shape as a whole. The process is all about you and what you feel comfortable with when considering non-invasive treatments on your face.
Symmetry is one of the most important aspects to consider when looking to enhance parts of the face. Asymmetrical features can be improved using treatments such as dermal fillers and they can also bring a focal point to the face.
How long does it take?
The results themselves are immediate with the procedure taking as little as 30 minutes. Firstly a topical anaesthetic is applied, followed by the injections, specifically targeted to the areas of the face that require them. As there is no need for hospitalisation, the patient experiences minimum disruption to their day and can go back to work immediately afterwards.
How long do the results last?
As this is a non-surgical alternative, the results will last up to 18 months. It can be an ideal way to see the effects of a change to facial aesthetics, without committing to a permanent change. After the dermal fillers have begun to dissipate, you can decide if you want to opt for something more permanent or to continue with a top-up procedure.
What do I need to know before the procedure?
While the procedure doesn’t take long, there are a few special considerations to take into account; In the days leading up to it, you should be careful which medications you take, including the use of NSAIDs, it is not recommended to take these or aspirin, within two days of the procedure.
Alcohol should be avoided the day before the procedure and for two days after. Hot environments like saunas should be avoided for two weeks after the treatment. These are minor lifestyle adjustments that ensure the safety and success of the procedure.
If you are also considering a chemical peel at the same time, it’s recommended to wait until two days after the chin filler procedure.
Is there any aftercare?
Two weeks after the filler procedure, you’ll be invited back to discuss the treatment. The consultant will check the results and offer you complimentary options for your new look and will give you the opportunity to ask any questions about the procedure or raise any concerns that you might have afterwards.
When will the results be evident?
The results of this procedure show immediately, so you can instantly start getting accustomed to the new you. Unlike some other non-surgical procedures, you’ll get to see the full effect of the change right away. There may also be some slight bruising and puffiness straight afterwards, but this will settle down within a day or so.
There’s minimal disruption to your schedule with this procedure. It’s instant, and you can get straight back to work. It won’t be long before friends and family notice your brand new facial enhancement.
How much does it cost?
The cost of the treatment will vary slightly dependant on the results that you want to see. At Harley Street MD, our chin augmentation procedure starts at £350. The consultant will take time to understand what you want to achieve with your results and will then give you a cost based on this.
During the consultation, the consultant will give you an idea of the results that you can expect and a suggested course of treatment. They will also recommend complimentary treatments such as smile line reduction and jawline reduction.
If you want to know more about our chin augmentation procedure, visit us at Harley Street MD. Our experienced consultants will guide you through the process and answer any questions that you might have. Don’t delay, get in touch and book an appointment with us today.