Procedure and follow-up
Micro-invasive technique: hyaluronic acid injections
After outlining the injection points, hyaluronic acid implantation is performed. The standard quantity is generally 3 to 4 ml, which will be injected over one or two sessions. Results are instantly visible, but can take up to three weeks to be fully stabilized. No limits on social and professional activities is needed. Regular maintenance is advised, and more permanent procedures can be performed later on is desired.
Mini-invasive technique: lipostructure
Fat tissue is removed from the abdomen or the inner knees and injected as an autograft into the outlined area on the chin. This procedure has a heavier impact than hyaluronic acid injections but still allows the patient to avoid general anaesthesia and having to take off from work. Bruises may appear in the areas where fat was removed.
The invasive technique is used to modify the bone structure and therefore requires a general anaesthetic. The chin is attained through the mouth to avoid external scars and is then either enlarged with an implant or reduced. The position of the chin can also be modified through an adjustment of the orientation of the bone. It is advised to take a week of rest after the operation. Results are immediately visible but tissues may be swollen for about two months.