Surgical vs. Non-Surgical Chin Augmentation: Which is Better?

Surgical vs. Non-Surgical Chin Augmentation: Which is Better?

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An unbalanced or asymmetrical chin can have a profound impact on the look of the face. Dr. Bryan Correa is fully trained and a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon in the proportional relationships between the cheeks, chin, nose, and jaw line and can make that small adjustment that will subtly change your facial ratio.

Chin and cheek augmentation can be done surgically, through the use of implants or modification of the jawbone, or non-surgically with fillers.


Surgery allows for longer lasting results and more dramatic effects than dermal fillers. However, there is more recovery time needed. Chin augmentation surgery can include the use of an implant or altering the jawbone itself, depending upon several factors unique to each patient’s anatomy. For example, patients with significant asymmetry or particularly short chins may be better candidates for jawbone surgery.

Dermal Fillers

Fillers are noninvasive and require very little recovery time since they are administered by injection. They can provide immediate results and since many of them contain substances such as hyaluronic acid, which stimulate collagen, the result can actually improve as time goes on. However, fillers are not permanent, lasting approximately 9 to 18 months, and you will need follow-up injections.

For those who are experiencing mild sagging and early signs of aging, fillers can postpone the need for the more long-lasting surgical solution and may be the safest and quickest solution to problems such as hollow cheeks, sagging jaw line, or weak chin.

Dr. Correa can help you decide which method will best serve your needs based on your overall health and your desires. Facial fillers offer relatively little risk with minimal recovery time, whereas more dramatic effects are seen with implants or jaw surgery. The decision as to what is best for you will be easier after your initial consultation with Dr. Correa as you will have a clear understanding of the method that is right for you. Schedule your free consultation by calling us at (281) 419-9119 .

By | 2019-02-08T14:30:27+00:00 December 7th, 2017|Plastic Surgery, Cheek Augmentation, Facelift|0 Comments
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