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Are fillers a good option to help a recessed chin and to make a jawline more defined?

Are fillers a good option to help a recessed chin and to make a jawline more defined?

I would like to get a better jawline; would fillers be a good alternative to implants or sliding genioplasty.

Filler are a good first option with a low “risk to reward.” Dermal fillers can certainly be used to sculpt the appearance of the chin and jawline, although this can sometimes be a difficult area to treat with fillers.

As for chin implants or surgery; these can certainly be of benefit, but are considerably more expensive, involve the risks of surgery and anesthesia, and may have variable lengths of “downtime”. Conversely, the outcome of these surgical treatments may be more pleasing to you in the long term. Injectables often can’t compare to the outcome of surgery, but have the benefit of being lower risk, quick, and more easily reversible.

Ultimately your treatment will depend on your own aesthetic goals, the experience of your injector or surgeon, and your budget. I would recommend a review with an experienced injector and surgeon who can assess you in person, discuss your goals, and formulate a treatment plan.