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Role of Nonsurgical Chin Augmentation in Full Face Rejuvenation: A Review and Our Experience

Vanaman Wilson, Monique J., MD*; Jones, Isabela T., MD; Butterwick, Kimberly, MD; Fabi, Sabrina G., MD, FAAD, FAACS‡,§

doi: 10.1097/DSS.0000000000001461
Original Article

BACKGROUND The chin is a critical component to the perception of facial attractiveness. Dermal fillers offer a nonsurgical, temporary method of correcting mild to moderate chin retrusion and resorption. Thus far, discussion of this procedure has been largely limited to the plastic surgery and otolaryngology literature.

OBJECTIVE To review pertinent aspects of anatomy, patient evaluation, injection technique, concomitant therapies, and complications in chin augmentation using injectable fillers.

METHODS A brief review of the literature surrounding chin augmentation using injectable fillers, as well as the authors' experience in this area, is provided.

RESULTS Chin augmentation using injectable fillers can be performed effectively and safely with adequate background knowledge of the regional anatomy and appropriate patient selection. The authors discuss both injection techniques in the published literature and their own approach. Potential complications and concomitant therapies are also reviewed.

CONCLUSION As chin augmentation is increasingly recognized as an essential component to complete facial aesthetic rejuvenation, dermatologic surgeons should be familiar with how to safely and effectively perform augmentation with injectable fillers to achieve an optimal cosmetic outcome.

*California Skin Institute, Sunnyvale, California;

McLean Dermatology and Skincare Center, McLean, Virginia;

Cosmetic Laser Dermatology, San Diego, California;

§Department of Dermatology, University of California, San Diego, California

Address correspondence and reprint requests to: Monique J. Vanaman Wilson, MD, California Skin Institute, 603 S, Knickerbocker Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94087, or e-mail:

The authors have indicated no significant interest with commercial supporters.

© 2018 by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Inc. Published by Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.
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