Are chin fillers as effective as a chin implant?

From what I’m reading chin fillers will never last as long as a chin implant. I’m looking for more shape and definition in my chin, so while I would love to just go with something simple like a filler, I also don’t want to have to keep going back to my doctor every few months. What does everyone here recommend?


F, 38, Tennessee

Tags:woman age 35-44 chin

Fillers such as Radiesse can mimic a small or petite implant and last up to a year or more. It can be used for an immediate result or to "try before you buy" an implant. While HA fillers are easily reversible, I feel they are not stiff enough to give the projection improvement that I desire to give. If after a three dimensional study of your facial proportions (length and chin projection/ nose) the ideal increase is 3-4 millimeters then I often recommend fat grafts. For any more than that a chin implant is indicated.  

Chin fillers typically do not last as long or give you as effective treatment as an implant.  On the other hand, fat can be very effective for small to moderate deficiency and unlike other fillers, is permanent.  That might be a great way for you to get a minimal to moderate correction that is long lasting.

Dr. Ken Stein