As a noninvasive alternative, Dr. Fechner routinely uses injectable fillers for chin enhancement. Although many filler options are available, starting with a lasting but ultimately absorbable filler gel is Dr. Fechner’s preferred approach. Dermal fillers such as Radiesse (hydroxy-apatite), Perlane or Juvederm (hyaluronic acid) are very appropriate and provide for safe and lasting chin enhancement. Ultimately, all of these products will be slowly broken down by the body and absorbed.
Non-absorbable injectable options include Artefill and liquid silicone. Artefill is made of PMMA (poly-methyl-methacrylate), tiny little spheres of this inert substance are suspended in a collagen gel. In order to rule out allergic reactions, Artefill does require a skin test performed about one month before Dr. Fechner performs the actual filler injection.
Liquid silicone has been used for chin augmentation although no carefully designed study is available to judge its outcome and safety profile.
For a chin enhancement without the need for surgery, contact Dr. Fechner today and schedule your consultation.