Chin augmentation can dramatically alter the profile and aesthetics of the face. There are two main ways that plastic surgeons use to achieve an enhanced chin, one surgical and one non-surgical. The surgical method consists of placing a silicone implant in the chin and the non-surgical method uses dermal fillers. These two techniques can often cause patients to consider the two procedures carefully and wonder about the differences between a chin implant vs. filler.
The major difference between a chin implant and filler is that placement of a chin implant requires surgery. While Dr. Santos can place a chin implant under local anesthesia in a relatively short time, it will require time off work. This is the more permanent solution of the two options because the silicone implant is durable.
Fillers are more malleable and do not require surgery. The injections can be performed in under an hour. Fillers may be preferable if you are only looking for a minor change. Fillers will eventually go away and need to be refreshed around once to twice a year.
The best Seattle chin augmentation option for you will depend on your anatomy and goals. Dr. Santos can examine you to determine whether a chin implant or chin fillers will meet your goals. To schedule a consultation, call us at 206-430-1035. You can also contact us online via our contact form, Price Simulator™, or chat.