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Non-Surgical Chin Augmentation

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What is Chin Augmentation?

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Chin augmentation is a procedure that improves the projection of the chin area. Filler injection is one widespread non-surgical approach to chin augmentation, whereas surgical techniques typically involve placement of a permanent implant. A patient may be a candidate for chin augmentation if they were born with micrognathia (an undersized jaw associated with an underprojected chin) or developed a weak chin over time due to bony resorption changes in the jaw that occur with aging. Filler injection is a common treatment option for patients seeking chin augmentation. Hyaluronic acid is the most common type of material found in fillers. Depending on the type of product used and the area of the face treated, the treatment effect of fillers ranges from 1 to 2 years. Common filler products used by Dr. Ho for chin augmentation include Juvederm® Voluma XC, Restylane® Defyne, and Radiesse®. Chin filler injection may be performed alone or in conjunction with other injectable procedures. This procedure requires the expertise of a surgeon who specializes in plastic surgery of the face and understands facial anatomy well. Dr. Ho is highly experienced in filler injections and performs each procedure in an artistic manner according to the anatomic features and aesthetic goals of the individual patient. ​

What is Dr. Ho’s approach to Chin Augmentation?

As a facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Ho specializes exclusively in aesthetic and reconstructive procedures of the head and neck region. She possesses dedicated training and extensive experience in injectable procedures from one of the top facial plastic and reconstructive surgery fellowship programs in the country. Dr. Ho dedicates ample time and effort to establish realistic goals and expectations with every patient. Her treatment philosophy is centered on producing results that are natural and conservative and restore facial harmony. She frequently performs injectables in a stepwise fashion across a series of visits to avoid overtreatment and obtains pre and post-treatment photographs throughout the process to allow for objective comparison. Dr. Ho pursues a cannula technique for filler injections as this technique minimizes the risks of bruising and swelling as well as vascular compromise. Dr. Ho understands the pain tolerance of every patient is different and incorporates topical and local anesthesia techniques into her injectable procedures to ensure each patient is as comfortable as possible. She also maintains an excellent hygienic protocol to avoid infection as well.

What should patients expect after Chin Augmentation?

Each lip augmentation procedure is different and catered to the individual patient in terms of how much filler product is needed and where the filler is injected. Therefore, the extent of swelling and bruising that occur after filler injection will vary by patient. There may be swelling or bruising at the injection sites or in the treated areas that is most often mild. Swelling and bruising is managed well with icing for the first two days after the procedure and head elevation the evening following the procedure. Bruised injection sites can be covered with concealer makeup starting 24 hours after the procedure. Post-treatment pain is usually not significant and may be managed with Tylenol as needed. The results of filler injection in the treated areas are typically observed immediately or after most of the immediate swelling has subsided. It is not uncommon for slight asymmetries to be observed initially after an injectable procedure that typically resolve by two weeks out when the treatment product has settled out and is in maximal effect. Dr. Ho seeks follow-up with her patients two weeks after each injectable procedure to ensure that every patient is satisfied with their treatment outcome.

“My treatment philosophy is centered on producing results that are natural and restore facial balance.”

Dr. Tina Ho

Dr. Tina Ho


What is the Ideal Chin?
Dr. Ho believes that while every face is unique, the ideal chin demonstrates good projection and contributes to a smooth, well-defined jawline. Male patients often seek a more defined and square-appearing chin to reflect a more masculine look compared to their female counterparts. The most anterior point of an ideal chin should be at or approach a vertical line referred to as the Zero Meridian of Gonzalez-Ulloa that runs through the nasion (root of the nose) and is perpendicular to the Frankfort horizontal line, which runs through the inferior orbital rim and superior limit of the ear canal. Dr. Ho uses this anatomic principle as a foundation for her surgical technique as well as her aesthetic intuition in chin augmentation.

Ideal Chin

On profile view, the most anterior point of an ideal chin should be at or approach a vertical line (Zero Meridian of Gonzalez-Ulloa) that runs through the root of the nose and is perpendicular to a horizontal line that runs through the inferior orbital rim and superior limit of the ear canal (Frankfort horizontal line).

What is the cost of Non-Surgical Chin Augmentation?

Filler starts at $800/syringe, may need minimum 1-2 syringes or more for adequate results.

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Your Non-Surgical Chin Augmentation will be performed by Dr. Tina Ho in her surgery center in Philadelphia.