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What is chin and jaw enhancement?

Improving specific facial features with a chin augmentation or jaw enhancement may be accomplished with surgical or non-surgical techniques. For Grand Rapids, MI patients who prefer a non-surgical approach, injections with fillers, such as Juvederm® or Radiesse, may be performed during an in-office procedure.

A fat transfer is an extremely popular surgical option. The procedure involves extracting fat from another area of the face and body via liposuction and re-injecting it into the chin and jawline to augment the area. For many patients, this surgery has replaced the need for facial implants.

Why choose Dr. Ringler?

Dr. Steven L. Ringler is a board-certified plastic surgeon who is recognized nationally and internationally for his achievements in plastic surgery. With his facial plastic surgery expertise, 40 years of experience, and unmatched artistic judgement in all areas of facial rejuvenation, you will emerge from surgery with a face that is in harmony – with features that complement one another for an appearance that is uniquely and naturally yours.

Am I a candidate?

A Comprehensive, Personalized Approach

Michigan women and men of many ages and circumstances undergo cosmetic procedures to attain facial harmony. If you want to look younger and improve facial harmony by enhancing a small or recessed chin or jaw, this procedure may be right for you.

The following are some common reasons why you may want to consider chin or facial enhancement:

  • You have a weak, receding chin and wish to improve the appearance of your profile by increasing the projection of your chin
  • You have an undefined or weak jawline that does not help frame your face or distinguish your neck
  • You wish to enhance the definition and fullness of your cheeks
  • You wish to restore contour and proportion to your facial structure made deficient by aging
  • You wish to correct facial deformities resulting from injury or congenital conditions

There are many alternatives that can alter the structure of your face. Dr. Ringler does not use facial implants at this time, but can achieve excellent results with dermal fillers, facial fat grafting, and liposuction.

If you are in good general health, have a positive attitude and realistic expectations, you are most likely a good candidate for this procedure.

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The procedure

What to expect

Chin augmentation and jaw enhancement procedures are done in the privacy of Dr. Ringler’s Michigan office. Injectable dermal fillers may be administered under topical anesthesia during a quick and comfortable appointment. The results are immediate and will last for several months, at which point you will require a maintenance visit to preserve your new features.

If you are having fat injections performed, you will first undergo gentle liposuction under local anesthesia. The fat for the procedure can be collected anywhere on the body – including the hips, thighs, abdomen and back. Dr. Ringler will then isolate and cleanse the fat cells, before artfully injecting them into your chin and jawline.

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There is no recovery period associated with dermal filler injections. You will be free to return to work and your normal daily routine immediately.

After a fat transfer, some swelling and bruising may develop in the chin and jaw area. These effects will dissipate within a few days. Most of our Michigan patients are able to return to work and their normal daily routines within two days.


How much does a chin augmentation and jaw enhancement cost?

The cost of your procedure will depend on the approach used to enhance your chin and jaw, as well as your surgeon’s experience and location. During your private consultation at Dr. Ringler’s Michigan office, we will provide you with personalized guidance regarding your investment.

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