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Radiesse for Chin Augmentation

September 26, 2008
I think my face would look better with a bigger chin.

Filler chin augmentation is quick, easy, immediate and essentially painless. There is minimal swelling and hardly any redness after the procedure. You can go back to work within an hour of getting it done.

It is a bit difficult to tell from this picture whether augmenting your chin would give a significant aesthetic improvement. It would be best to have profile and straight on pictures. The reason for that is that chin augmentation happens in 2 main directions - down or out - or a combination of the two. Most people need greater length and greater projection, so I augment so that there is an increase in both.

I think that injectable chin augmentation will actually provide very uniform results and is considerably more versatile than surgical placement of a silicone implant. With Radiesse, I can adjust contours or asymmetries to a precision of a millimiter. There is no way that a surgical implant can be that precise.

The downside is that Radiesse lasts only one year. I have done Artefill chin augmentation and results have been good, but alot of touch ups were necessary. I am looking forward to FDA approval of more permanent fillers. These should do a great job.

The only other limitation is that Radiesse can only stretch out the skin a certain amount. If someone needs more than a moderate advancement, I usually recommend surgery. I have had dramatic advancement, its just that if the patient needs more than 1cm, the skin will not stretch that far with an injection.

Hope that helps

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