FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW DOES CHIN ENHANCEMENT OR AUGMENTATION WORK?
With dermal fillers, you can balance your profile by augmenting your chin without the lengthy recovery time, and the pain and risks associated with surgical chin implants.*
Dr. Vafa offers a non-surgical chin augmentation using Radiesse or Juvederm injectable fillers.* This procedure produces minimal to no pain since numbing cream is used and lidocaine is injected to block pain locally. The filler injected into precise areas of the chin via a small needle resulting in the augmentation of your chin and improvement of your profile.*
Results are instant without any major swelling or pain. Another advantage of the non-surgical chin augmentation is that the patient has control of how much correction she/he wants by observing the procedure with a hand held mirror and giving her/his feedback to Dr. Vafa.*
Minor swelling and tenderness may last two to three days after the procedure. If Radiesse is used, the results will last for about two years. Juvederm typically lasts about one year. Since our faces change as we age, precise adjustments of the chin with this non-invasive approach allow a perpetually natural look.*Results can vary based on individual conditions.
WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR CHIN ENHANCEMENT?*
Men and women who desire to have a more defined chin are all candidates for this procedure.
IS ANESTHESIA USED DURING CHIN ENHANCEMENT COSMETIC PROCEDURE?
Yes, your chin will be numbed so that you feel no or minimal discomfort. Usually, a topical anesthetic is used, as well as lidocaine, to numb the chin.
WHAT ARE FILLERS USED FOR DURING CHIN ENHANCEMENT?
Dr. Vafa will select the fillers to be used in the procedure.
WHAT DOES CHIN ENHANCEMENT FEEL LIKE?
The filler is injected into the chin and can be painful so anesthesia and pain medications are often used.
HOW LONG DOES THE CHIN AUGMENTATION (ENHANCEMENT) PROCEDURE TAKE?
The chin enhancement procedure can take from five to thirty minutes, depending on the size and shape of area being treated.
HOW WILL MY CHIN FEEL AFTER CHIN AUGMENTATION?
After the chin enhancement procedure, you may experience some pain and swelling. This usually lasts a few days and in rare cases, the swelling and redness can persist for up to two weeks.
WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS?
Your chin will be bigger after the procedure because of the swelling and the filler. You will see the results of the filler alone in a few days after the swelling has subsided.
HOW LONG BEFORE I CAN RETURN TO MY NORMAL ACTIVITIES?
You can most likely return to your normal activities in a few days after the swelling subsides.
HOW LONG DO THE RESULTS LAST?
The temporary fillers in the chin last 3-6 months.
*Results can vary based on individual conditions