A weak chin creates an unbalanced profile and detracts from the look of your entire face. A weak chin can create the appearance of a larger nose and fleshy neck and jowls. Chin augmentation balances the profile, and while the change in your chin will be subtle, the improvement to the overall appearance of your face will be remarkable. Dr. Rivkin uses a non-invasive chin enhancement technique, which is safe, reliable, and requires very little recovery time.
Traditional chin augmentation involves the surgical implantation of chin implants. The risks include infection, scarring, and implant movement, as well as the standard risks involved with surgery and anesthesia. Dr. Rivkin uses Radiesse – an injectable filler, rather than performing surgery for chin augmentation. The procedure is normally performed in two 15-minute sessions, which take place about two weeks apart. Dr. Rivkin’s method typically results in two or three days of minor swelling. There is rarely any bruising or tenderness. This is in contrast to the normal two to four weeks of pain, swelling, and bruising associated with traditional chin implants.
Non-surgical chin augmentation will last about one and a half to two years, and allows for adjustments, which compliment the natural changes in your face. Traditional chin implants are permanent and may no longer be attractive as your face changes with time.
During your free initial consultation, Dr. Rivkin will evaluate your existing profile, desired end results, and explain the procedure in detail. You will have the opportunity to view before and after photos, so that you will know exactly what to expect from the treatment.
You can also read frequently asked questions about radiesse here.