Thanks to Dr. Rivkin's pioneering work in non-invasive aesthetic procedures, our patients can have a stronger chin and better balanced profile with a simple injection!
Dr. Rivkin’s Non-Surgical Chin Enhancement will naturally and safely correct a weak profile or receding chin without the risk and downtime associated with surgical implants. After choosing the proper injectable filler, Dr. Rivkin can sculpt the chin to perfectly balance your facial symmetry.
The chin plays a major role in facial symmetry and balance. For those who suffer from a weak or receding chin, Dr. Rivkin’s Chin Augmentation treatment is the ideal solution to correct the problem without the cost, risk and downtime associated with traditional surgical procedures.
“Dr. Rivkin is a true artist of the face and he knows what he is doing. I would not go to another doctor ever. If I move out of state I will fly back to see him and only him. It is a good thing he is young – he will be seeing me into my really late years!”
– Jean S.
Facial proportions are the key to beauty and a well proportioned chin plays a critical role. An underdeveloped chin makes the nose appear larger and the area under the chin look more full. Traditionally, the only way to enhance the chin was by surgical placement of a silicone implant under general or local anesthesia.
This procedure involves up to two weeks of swelling and several days of pain. The results can be very good, and for certain patients who have severe under-projection of the chin it is the only treatment that makes sense, but many patients with mild to moderate under-projection no longer need to undergo the risk, expense and discomfort.
Dr. Rivkin’s signature Chin Augmentation> technique will correct most weak or recessive chins without invasive surgery. Dr. Rivkin has been refining and perfecting this technique for over 15 years and it is better and safer than ever! A simple five minute injection of filler is all it takes to create a natural, more balanced facial appearance. Dr. Rivkin typically uses Lyft, Voluma, Radiesse or Bellafill (previously known as Artefill) injectable fillers. Voluma is the latest generation hyaluronic acid (HA) filler in the Juvederm line of products, which have been safely and successfully providing beautiful results to patients for many years. The effects of this filler last up to two years and are completely reversible if results are unsatisfactory or need to be adjusted. Lyft is a more robust version of Restylane. It is also a hyaluronic acid filler and last for about 10 months. Lyft is fully reversible. Radiesse is a filler composed of calcium hydroxylapatite complexed with cellulose. Radiesse is the most robust filler available today and it is ideal for patients with more pronounced retrusion. Calcium hydroxylapatite is biodegradable, so it is safely absorbed by your body over time.
The effect of this filler lasts for 9 to 14 months, depending on the individual. Because neither of these two fillers is animal based, there is no allergy testing required prior to treatment. For patients who desire permanent results, Dr. Rivkin can perform the Non-Surgical Chin Augmentation procedure with Bellafill®. Bellafill® is the first long term to permanent injectable filler approved by the FDA and it represents a new chapter in non-invasive cosmetic treatments. The filler is composed of 80% purified bovine collagen with 20% polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) microspheres. For best results, two to three sessions are needed and a skin test is required before the first treatment Studies have shown that the cosmetic effect of Bellafill® persists for 10 years or more.
During your initial consultation at our clinic, Dr. Rivkin will evaluate your existing profile, desired end results, and explain the procedure in detail. At this time, he will also go over the different options of injectable filler available to best suit your needs.
You will have the opportunity to view before and after photos, so that you will know exactly what to expect from the treatment. If you decide to proceed with the procedure, a topical numbing cream is first applied for 15 to 30 minutes to decrease any discomfort.
Small amounts of the chosen filler are then injected into precise areas, building up the chin and bringing your profile into balance. Results of this non-surgical procedure are more precise because Dr. Rivkin expands only the areas that are absolutely necessary for the optimal cosmetic result.
You may experience minor bruising, mild swelling, redness and tenderness, all of which should resolve within a week or so. Most people are back to work the next morning with a natural appearance.
For patients who suffer from a weak or receding chin and are seeking treatment, Dr. Rivkin’s Non-Surgical Chin Augmentation offers the perfect solution. Those who are not ready to commit to the permanent results of traditional surgical chin augmentation, find this procedure to be a great alternative, as results are temporary and reversible (if necessary).
Non-Surgical Chin Augmentation is also great for people who want to make absolutely sure that the change to the shape of their chin is subtle and absolutely natural. They just want a little enhancement and do not want anyone to know that a cosmetic procedure has been done. Patients who desire a specific, subtle adjustment to the shape of their chin are also great candidates. The precision of the procedure permits Dr. Rivkin to not just project the chin, it lets him change the shape, effectively lengthening the chin, making it more pointed or giving it a more square or masculine appearance. Non-Surgical Chin Augmentation can correct asymmetries in the shape of the chin as well, whether these are due to genetics or to a previous surgery. Many patients choose to have a Non-Surgical Chin Augmentation at the same time as their Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty procedure.
This particular combination works well together, bringing overall balance and symmetry to the profile. At Westside Aesthetics, we believe in a comprehensive approach to cosmetic enhancement. The best and most beautiful results are achieved gradually over the course of several visits. Our expert practitioners will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan, based on your goals and budget.
Dr. Rivkin’s signature Non-Surgical Chin Augmentation procedure is safe, effective and creates contours that are completely natural. Not everyone is a candidate since fillers are more limited than solid implants in how much they can project tissue. We are pleased to offer patients with more profound chin retrusion consultation with our board certified facial plastic surgeon to consider a surgical chin implant. Those patients who are determined to be candidates during their consultation and undergo the non-surgical technique may experience mild bruising, swelling, redness and soreness immediately after the procedure. The extent of these side effects will depend on which filler is used and what amount is needed. Within a few days, most patients report that they are back to normal. In rare cases, patients can experience more extensive bruising and redness. If this happens, we offer complementary vascular laser treatment to decrease the extent and duration of the bruising and redness.
Dr. Rivkin and his staff usually perform the Non-Surgical Chin Augmentation procedure with temporary fillers first so that patients can try out the look without a commitment. Once everyone involved is confident that the desired chin shape has been achieved, we can switch to the permanent filler after the temporary one is absorbed for a much more long lasting effect. Dr. Rivkin’s patients know that they can get in touch with him at any time. He’s always in the office at Westside Aesthetics, and is personally involved in every treatment. To learn more about Dr. Rivkin’s Non-Surgical Chin Augmentation or to schedule a consultation, contact us by phone or email today. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Like the nose, the chin is a key feature affecting facial proportion and harmony. The size and position of the chin can make the nose appear either larger or smaller. When the chin is too weak, the face is out of proportion and attention goes to the nose, making it look bigger. When the chin is in good proportion, attention is spread between the chin and the nose, decreasing the perceived size of each feature. For optimal aesthetic results, non-surgical chin enhancement may be performed in combination with non-surgical nose reshaping.
Minimally-invasive chin enhancement using injectable dermal fillers can bring balance and harmony to the face and improve the appearance of the neck. When the projection of the chin is increased by adding volume, the neck looks leaner, more angular, more defined – and more youthful. Non-surgical chin augmentations can pull the skin of the neck forward, creating a tighter, smoother, more youthful look to the skin beneath the chin and jaw.
Chin enhancement is immediately reversible with some types of injectable fillers, but not with others. Treatment with hyaluronic acid fillers like Voluma or Lyft is completely reversible if you are not happy with the results for any reason. Radiesse results typically last from 9 to 14 months and are not immediately reversible, although recent research shows that there are ways to break down Radiesse if necessary. Chin augmentation with Bellafill is designed for long-term results and is not reversible. Many patients who are pleased with the results of temporary chin enhancement with Lyft, Voluma or Radiesse choose Bellafill for their next treatment to achieve longer-term aesthetic enhancement.
This treatment is a great option for individuals with a weak or receding chin who do not want to undergo surgery. As performed by Dr. Rivkin and the expert injectors of Westside Aesthetics, this quick, in-office procedure can provide subtle enhancement in the shape of the chin and bring balance to the entire face. Non-surgical chin enhancement can be performed in combination with non-surgical rhinoplasty to bring better proportion and beauty to your facial appearance.