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Non-Surgical Chin Augmentation

Throughout history, a strong chin and well-defined jawline have been considered attractive for men and women alike. Men with a weak chin may feel that their chin detracts from their masculinity and makes them appear weaker in general. Women may feel unhappy with the way a weak chin causes skin to sag beneath the chin and gives the lower face a pulled, drooping appearance.

Dr. Russo is a board-certified plastic surgeon who is highly experienced in improving the shape of the chin through surgical and non-surgical methods. Dr. Russo frequently consults with patients who travel from Springfield, Peoria, Effingham, Bloomington and beyond to benefit from his expertise in non-surgical chin augmentation.

Non-Surgical Chin Augmentation

A non-surgical chin augmentation is a procedure designed to enhance or correct the shape of the chin without surgery. The shape of the chin is altered through the use of injectable dermal fillers, which are strategically placed beneath the skin to add volume and change the contour of the chin and/or jawline as needed. Non-surgical chin augmentation allows Dr. Russo to precisely sculpt a new chin shape for his patients.

Procedure Process

Non-surgical chin augmentations are performed from the comfort of our Urbana office, making it easy for patients to travel in from Decatur, Charleston, Mattoon, Danville and surrounding communities for the procedure. During the initial consultation, Dr. Russo will carefully examine your face and take measurements to determine how the chin can be augmented with injectable fillers. He will determine the precise locations to inject the fillers and give you an idea of how your profile will change after the procedure. He will also choose the best filler for your needs – he typically relies on Voluma, Radiesse, or Restylane Lyft when performing non-surgical chin augmentation.

Dr. Russo begins the procedure by applying a numbing cream and injecting a local anesthetic to minimize discomfort. He will then inject the chosen filler into carefully identified locations on your chin. Because the results are immediate, he can continue to inject the fillers until he achieves the desired effect.

Is non-surgical chin augmentation right for me?

Dr. Russo offers both non-surgical and surgical chin augmentation at his Champaign practice. During your initial consultation, he will help you determine which procedure is the better choice for you.

  Non-surgical chin augmentation Chin implant surgery
Recovery time Most patients return to work the same day. Minor swelling, bruising, and tenderness can last up to 3 days, which can be managed with makeup and over-the-counter pain medication. Recovery period usually lasts between 7 – 10 days and involves minimal pain, swelling, and bruising,. A soft food diet may be required for several days. Prescription pain medication will be required provided.
Duration of results Results are seen immediately and typically last up to one year. Results are seen after swelling subsides. Results are permanent, however the implant will not change with the face as it ages.
Cosmetic results Results are highly customizable to your unique facial shape. Touchups can be performed to further enhance the chin, if needed. Implants can also be customized to the shape of your face.
Risks and safety considerations Very low risk – allergic reactions to injectable fillers are very rare. Adverse reactions and the need for revision surgery is rare.
Consultation with Dr. Russo

Non-surgical chin augmentation is the perfect solution for anyone who wants to correct a small or weak chin. As alow risk procedure with little downtime required, it’s an ideal solution for many of our Urbana-Champaign patients. Book an initial consultation with us today.