What is a Non Surgical Chin Enhancement?
The chin plays an important role of the overall silhouette and symmetry of the face. Balanced facial features are the key to a beautiful appearance. If one has a weak or receding chin, the entire facial structure is affected.
Traditional chin augmentation involves the surgical implantation of a shaped silicone, solid chin implant under general or local anesthesia. The surgery involves up to two weeks of swelling and pain. The results can be good, but can also be limited by the shape of the prefabricated implant. If the results are not satisfactory, then the patient must undergo another surgery to remove the implant, resulting in more scar tissue and downtime.
Offering Non Surgical Chin Enhancement in Los Angeles
Dr. Rivkin’s Los Angeles Chin Augmentation technique will correct a weak chin or receding chin and balance the profile without the pain, risk, and recovery time involved with surgical chin implants. In his Los Angeles or Westlake Village clinic, Dr. Rivkin typically uses Voluma, Radiesse or Bellafill (previously known as Artefill) injectable fillers, rather than performing surgery for chin augmentation.
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. Radiesse is composed of calcium hydroxylapatite complexed with cellulose. The effect of this filler lasts for 9 to 14 months, depending on the individual. Because neither filler is animal based, there is no allergy testing required prior to treatment. Calcium hydroxylapatite is biodegradable, so it is safely absorbed by your body over time.
For patients who desire permanent results, Dr. Rivkin can perform the nonsurgical 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, 2-4 sessions are needed and a skin test is required beforehand. Studies have shown that the cosmetic effect of Bellafill® persists for 10 years or more.
The Non Surgical Chin Enhancement Procedure
During your complementary initial consultation in his Westlake Village or Los Angeles office, 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.
A topical numbing cream is applied to decrease discomfort during the procedure. 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 2 weeks. Most people are back to work the next morning with a natural appearance.
Am I a Good Candidate for Non Surgical Chin Enhancement?
For patients who suffer from a weak or receding chin and are seeking treatment in the Los Angeles area, 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 desire a subtle change to the shape of their chin. The precision of the procedure permits Dr. Rivkin to effectively lengthen a patient’s chin, make it more pointed or give 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.
Pros and Cons of Non Surgical Chin Enhancement
There is minimal risk with Non-Surgical Chin enhancement in Los Angeles with Dr. Rivkin. Mild bruising, swelling or redness is common immediately afterwards and lasts a day or two. More extensive bruising and redness is rare, but can happen. If it does, we offer complementary treatment with our V beam laser to decrease the intensity and duration of the bruising and redness. Due to the reversible nature of hyaluronic acid, the patient is able to ‘try out’ the look without commitment to permanent augmentation. By the same token, if the patient loves the look of the temporary filler, we can easily and gradually transition to the more permanent option.
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 free consultation in the Los Angeles area, contact us by phone or email today. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be happy to answer and questions you may have.