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Would fat dissolving injections work for me? I’m 25 years old and my chin has always been weak.

Would fat dissolving injections work for me? I’m 25 years old and my chin has always been weak. I have always had the same amount of fat underneath it and on my neck. I have always been very insecure about this and was planning on getting a chin implant, until I heard about fat dissolving injections. I want to achieve a very sharp jawline but am unsure of how much fat dissolving injections I would need, and if it would probably be a better idea to get a chin implant/lipo because I do know my case is a bit more severe than most people.

It is important to remember that fat dissolving injections are only licensed for use in a specific area under the chin, in a “safe-zone” designed to minimise the chance of damage to underlying blood vessels and nerves. I’d also like to see a photo of your “front-on”.

With that having been said, I think you may be a good candidate for treatment with fat dissolving injections. 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 having less “downtime”.

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.