Chin Augmentation
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Non-Surgical Chin Augmentation

Strengthening a weak chin with an injection of filler can help to create a stronger-looking jaw. This is a great substitute for surgery if you are unsure about the change and would like to see how it might look. Keep in mind that dermal fillers offer outstanding results for a mildly recessed chin.

“The greatest fear of most patients is to make a more permanent change with an implant and not be happy with the results,” says Dr. Ricciardelli. “Fillers offer a great opportunity for a non-permanent change.”

With over 25 years of experience injecting fillers Dr. Ricciardelli is keenly aware of what is crucial in achieving a natural looking chin. Dr. Ricciardelli has been named an Expert Injector by New Beauty Magazine.

How do fillers work to create a stronger chin and jawline?
Dr. Ricciardelli prefers to use Voluma or Radiesse in this area. The fillers are strategically injected into the area taking into consideration your facial structure and the degree of projection, shape and size.
Am I a candidate for chin augmentation?
If you have a small or receded chin, a weak facial profile, or a soft tissue injury to the chin area you may be a good candidate for filler.
What do I need to do before my injection?
At your consultation, Dr. Ricciardelli will examine your face, paying particular attention to facial structure and profile. Your goals and expectations will be discussed thoroughly. One to two weeks before your injection, Dr. Ricciardelli may recommend stopping aspirin, St. John’s Wort, high doses of vitamin E or blood thinners to minimize your risk of bruising. Feel free to bring a list of questions and picture. We love an informed patient. Dr. Ricciardelli will let you know what to expect before, during and after your procedure and answer all of your question.
What can I expect during and after the treatment?
This procedure is quick and simple and is performed with a very an ultra-fine needle. A topical numbing cream can be used to numb the area, but in most cases is not needed. Expect to have a feeling of fullness in the area. You will be given an instruction sheet for your specific needs and small ice packets to apply after treatment. Arnica Montana can speed up the healing process and is available if you are someone who bruises easily. The result is immediate and may look a little swollen for a few days. Generally it takes about three days before you see changes and 2 weeks before the full effects can be seen. Expect the treatment to last 12-18 months in most cases. The filler will most likely dissipate over that time but not go away completely. Our door is always open for any questions.
Why choose Summit Plastic Surgery & Dermatology?
It’s about confidence: confidence in the person doing your injections, confidence that your wishes and individual concerns will be heard, and confidence you will get the results you want. Do not trust your face to an unqualified provider or spa injector. Dr. Ricciardelli has the experience and reputation that ensures you are trusting in a surgeon with a known track record and the qualifications and certifications that recognize him on a regional and national level. He has performed more injections than any other plastic surgeon in the area.

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At your consultation you’ll meet with one of our surgeons and we’ll discuss all of your options and answer all of your questions.

Meet Dr. Edward Ricciardelli

Dr. Edward Ricciardelli is one of the most highly trained plastic surgeons in the country. He is the only plastic surgeon in the area who is board certified in both head, neck, and facial surgery and plastic surgery.  He has been performing facial surgery for over 29 years.  During that time he has taught and trained other plastic and facial surgeons, lectured around the country, given courses on facial surgery, and cared for thousands of surgical patients. Read more…