Many people may seek out chin augmentation as a means of achieving a more balanced facial appearance. If you’re considering this, you are likely debating between two popular options: chin implant vs. filler.
The Pros and Cons of Chin Implant vs. Filler
When deciding between chin implants and filler, it’s best to look at the results and discuss the ins and outs of each option with an experienced facial surgeon.
Chin implants are a permanent change completed under anesthesia. A small incision is made to allow for implant placement in the tissue pockets of the chin. Implants are customized to the individual and should feel like a normal chin bone once healed.
Pros of chin implants:
- Permanent results
- Only one procedure is required
- It can be done alongside other procedures
- Healed scars are undetectable
Cons of chin implants:
- Carries associated risks of anesthesia
- Involves a higher up-front cost
- Longer recovery time (compared to fillers)
- Surgery is required to reverse, change or remove the implant
Fillers are a non-invasive way to change the shape of the chin. In a procedure that takes less than 30 minutes, your doctor will inject small amounts of safe, dermal filler into the chin. The filler is temporary and needs to be redone every 12 – 18 months.
Pros of filler:
- Immediate results with no recovery time
- No surgery, only topical anesthetic is required
- Lower up-front costs
- Effects wear off on their own over time
Cons of filler:
- Requires continued follow up appointments
- They can cost more than implants in the long run
- Results aren’t as dramatic as an implant
Choosing the Option that is Right for You
If you’re weighing up which option is best for you, we recommend speaking to a qualified and experienced facial surgeon. Dr. Sedgh has over two decades of experience in the field and has helped countless individuals gain confidence with face and neck surgery. Find the solution that works for your needs and schedule a consultation today.