Medical genioplasty: reshaping the chin without surgery

The harmony of the face rests largely on the chin . Any defect or imperfection at this level is likely to modify the facial balance both in front and in profile. Different complexes generated by the chin are found in aesthetic medicine consultation .

It is now possible to avoid having recourse to surgical genioplasty by opting for injections of hyaluronic acid in the chin.

Within Clinique Skin Marceau, dermatologists and plastic surgeons work together to meet your needs.

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What is medical genioplasty?

medical genioplasty is based on injections of hyaluronic acid into the chin . This gesture aims to reshape the chin without surgery and so as to harmonize it with the rest of the face. This act acts on the shape, volume and projection of the chin .

When chin correction is combined with nose and lip treatment , it is part of a medical profiloplasty . This technique uses a set of hyaluronic acid injections that can target the three levels of the face:

  • The upper third of the face: this involves restoring a natural, rounded appearance to the forehead by reducing the hollows of horizontal wrinkles.
  • The middle third of the face: medical rhinoplasty is requested to compensate for moderate defects of the nose such as a drooping tip or an embarrassing bump

The lower third of the face : restore the loss of volume at the level of the oval of the face , correct the appearance of the chin or even plump up the lips and redraw their contours.

When to resort to medical genioplasty?

A receding or retrogenic chin is the reason most often found in consultation for medical genioplasty. Generally congenital in nature but can also be acquired, a receding chin is characterized by a receding jaw whose contours are blurred (the neck becomes thick) and thus an impression of a double chin . Retrogenia sometimes causes quite significant aesthetic discomfort but can also be responsible for complications such as dental or sleep disorders.

With age and the onset of sagging skin , retrogenicity is accentuated and its consequences are greater.

If a minor retrogenia can be corrected effectively with injections of hyaluronic acid, a surgical procedure is necessary in the face of a very pronounced retrogenia.

protruding chin or progeny corresponds to a protruding chin that is projected forward: this can thicken the face which appears hard and severe. This situation cannot be taken care of by medical genioplasty and involves surgery.

The presence of a chin fold or a dimple is also an indication for injections of hyaluronic acid in the chin: this fold gives a shortened appearance to the face and often causes complexes.

Hyaluronic acid is also used to masculinize the chin: the goal is to give it a more square shape: this is jawline contouring .

Procedure of the injection session to reshape the chin at Skin Marceau?

Your first consultation at Clinique Skin Marceau allows us to understand your request and analyze your face. The correct indication for treatment of the chin with hyaluronic acid is then confirmed.

It is then essential to eliminate possible contraindications to injections, namely an autoimmune pathology, a known allergy, pregnancy and/or breastfeeding or certain medications taken.

Medical genioplasty is performed in the clinic and takes just a few minutes. An anesthetic cream can be applied if you wish, but it is an almost painless gesture.

As part of a retrogenia, a volumizing hyaluronic acid is injected into the tip of the chin in order to project it.

To masculinize the chin, injections at the mandibular angles are often associated and are effective in giving a square appearance to the jaws. To shape the lower third of the face as a whole, it is possible to consider correcting the signs of aging on the lips as well as the perioral area : reduction of bitterness folds, vertical wrinkles above the the upper lip or increasing the volume of thin or pursed lips .

Do not hesitate to inform us of any problem, we can build a personalized treatment plan.

Medical genioplasty requires no anesthesia or incision. There is no residual scar or particular convalescence. The suites are almost non-existent and no social eviction is necessary.

What results can you expect after medical genioplasty?

One of the great advantages of hyaluronic acid is its reversible effect. On the chin, the results are generally quickly visible and then optimal after a few days.

If slight redness or swelling occurs following the injections, these effects disappear fairly quickly.

We always detail you in consultation the precautions to follow downstream of the gesture: avoid any intense physical activity which can concern the face, do not touch or massage the injected areas etc.

The results last between 12 to 18 months and in order to maintain a stable aesthetic result, regular maintenance injections must be provided.

Patient Ashley

Female patient treated with 3.3mL of JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA® XC in the chin. The after photo was taken one month post injection.

Patient Mona

Female patient treated with 2.4.mL of JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA® XC in the cheeks and 2.1mL of JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA® XC in the chin. The after photo was taken one month post injection.

Patient Dylan

Male patient treated with 3.2 mL of JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA® XC in the chin. The after photo was taken one month post injection.

Rates of hyaluronic acid injections in the chin at Skin Marceau

In order to restore volume, the syringe of hyaluronic acid costs 450 euros. Depending on your initial indication (recoiling chin, chin fold filling or associated medical procedures), the number of syringes required may vary. It is common that 2 or 3 syringes of hyaluronic acid are needed. In this case, each additional syringe costs 300 euros.

We communicate the final quote to you in complete transparency during your first consultation.