You can have perfect facial features like nice teeth, stunning eyes, and beautiful brows but still have a chin that does not fit well. Under-projected chins and undefined jawlines are very common and can make your face look a bit off.
It is why some people ask their plastic surgeons about chin reshaping procedures. One of the most popular procedures is a facelift, with results that can last a long time. However, you may be wondering—are there less invasive procedures?
The answer is yes. Plastic surgeons can use several treatment techniques to reshape your chin. We will address some of the most effective ones, but first, how do you know you need to reshape your chin?
HOW DO YOU KNOW A CHIN RESHAPE IS FOR YOU?
YOU SEEM TO HAVE A BIG NOSE
An under-projected chin can create the impression that your nose is bigger than it is. A reshape helps correct the imbalance in their sizes. It will give your face more appeal.
YOU SEEM TO HAVE A LONG NECK
A well-defined chin helps people who look at you know where your neck ends. If you lack chin definition, your neck seems to land right into your face, making it look extra-long.
YOU HAVE LITTLE TO NO JAWLINE DEFINITION
A weak jawline will usually materialize in the chin structure. Without a good chin definition, the framework for your face will seem lacking.
YOU HAVE A DOUBLE CHIN
A shallow chin can make it seem like you have a double chin. You may also have fat pockets under the chin, creating the same look.
NONSURGICAL PROCEDURES TO RESHAPE THE CHIN
Dermal fillers are among the most popular non-invasive procedures to reshape the chin. They usually comprise collagen, hyaluronic acid, poly-L-lactic acid, and calcium hydroxylapatite.
Plastic surgeons use dermal fillers to smooth fine lines, add volume, or enhance facial contours. In chin reshaping, they use it to contour the jawline and the lower face. It helps augment the projection and shape of the chin.
Results from dermal filler procedures will last anywhere between six to 24 months. The downtime after a procedure is about a week because of minimal swelling and redness.
Botox® is very popular for smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles. However, doctors can also use it to define other facial features. It can help soften the jawline, lift the corners of the mouth, or slim a round face. The results from Botox® are also temporary and can last about three to six months. It takes about a week for the results to be evident, and you may be sore in the injected areas.