A strong and shapely chin is one of the important elements of a good looking face. An adequate chin contributes to facial proportion and symmetry, and adds definition to facial features. If the chin is undermined, chin implant plastic surgery can be used to augment it. However, many patients want to avoid elective surgery for chin augmentation.

In such cases, the provider may recommend Radiesse dermal filler treatment to enhance the chin. Sometimes the filler injections may be received to determine how the chin and facial appearance improves. This can be followed by a chin augmentation surgery for permanent results.

Board certified plastic surgeons at the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery provide Radiesse filler based non-surgical chin augmentation to patients in Richmond, Virginia, and surrounding communities.



FDA approved Radiesse filler gel injections can be used in a targeted manner to augment the chin. Unlike plastic surgery, the injectable procedure can be performed in-office while using only a topical numbing cream or a local anesthetic injection for patient comfort. The patient will have to go through just one treatment session of about 20 minutes, which may be followed by one or two touch-up treatments over the course of next 12 months.

A very small needle or micro cannula will be used to deliver the precise volumes of Radiesse filler gel in the targeted areas of the chin. The gel will add instant volume and projection to the chin as it reaches the deeper skin layers. Calcium microspheres in the Radiesse gel do not break down easily. Therefore, longer lasting results can be achieved with Radiesse as compared to several other dermal fillers.  


Recovery and Results

Post-treatment bruising will be minimal when Radiesse injectable chin augmentation procedure is performed by an expert. Mild swelling in the injection sites may occur, which will resolve in two to three days. Results with a single Radiesse treatment can sustain for up to one year.

The usual risks and complications associated with a chin augmentation surgery are entirely avoided with non-surgical chin enhancement. Scar tissue formation and infection are common risks in chin implant surgery. Radiesse treatment will avoid these risks. The procedure is very safe as long as the injections are administered by an experienced dermal filler provider.

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