Want a genuine review from someone who has never thought of having a chin filler done or craved for one? You’ve reached the right place.
I’ve never felt the need or desire to augment my chin. Not that I have a perfect chin, but probably I’m not vain enough to long for a perfect chin. As far as my own standard goes, I didn’t feel anything amiss with my chin.
While I’m more inclined towards anti-aging procedures such as botox and skin-firming treatments, chin augmentation had never crossed my mind at all.
Things changed. One day, I received an invitation from my favorite Singapore-based aesthetic clinic – Cutis Medical Laser Clinics – to try out their chin filler treatment. To receive an invitation for a treatment worth over $1k should have made me a happy girl. However, I wasn’t exceptionally exhilarated because I didn’t need this treatment.
I had zero desire! A nasolabial filler, jaw botox (I grind my teeth at night) or thermage might suit my needs better.
As the popular saying goes, “Don’t fix what’s not broken.”
Perhaps that’s why I had a lot of questions and doubts on chin augmentation with fillers, probably more so than an average patient.
Lots of Questions & Doubts
1) Will I look like a witch or a horse with a chin filler?
2) Will the chin filler shift (sideways) if I sleep on my side?
3) What if I (or someone) accidentally knock on my chin? Will my chin slant to one side?
4) Will the filler block my vessels and cause my chin to decompose?
5) Will the skin around the chin loosen or sag after the filler is gone?
6) Will chin filler augmentation really enhance my look, or make me uglier?
7) Will I look unnatural?
8) What is the downtime for chin filler augmentation?
[Answers can be found below. Read on.]
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Chin Filler Treatment: Why I did it?
Sounds like a lot of doubts. So why did I even consider? For me, the motivation arises from the following: How much do readers desire this information? What additional information can I bring to the online resources? How can this review boost traffic?
On an aesthetical front, I told myself to keep an open mind as this treatment may enhance my look more than I knew it would. Furthermore, the risk is low since filler is an easily reversible procedure and is minimally invasive.
I also knew I would be in good hands as I’ve been a regular customer of Cutis Medical Laser Clinics way before this review site was launched and have first-hand experience on their focus on safety and effectiveness, professionalism and zero-upselling.
My final fear was allayed when the clinic informed me that a face-to-face consultation would be arranged to confirm my suitability for this treatment.
So I said yes.
Consultation for Chin Filler in Singapore
I spent about 30 minutes in the consultation room, having my photos taken and getting them analyzed.
Hey, whose pretty eyes were those in the mirror? It could have been a reflection of a wall poster image because I was alone in the room.
The One-Third Rule for Chin Augmentation
Dr Sylvia Ramirez explained that a good rule of thumb to see if your face is proportionate is to apply the one-third rule, i.e. the vertical length should be the same from 1) forehead hairline to the lowest point on the nose bridge, 2) lowest point on the nose bridge to the nose tip, 3) nose tip to the tip of the chin.
Much to my relief, she said that my face was in rather good proportion. Hence, she would not be adding a lot of length to my chin. Phew! Horse-face fear erased. Witchy-face fear crossed off.
She further analyzed my side profile. Ok, I’m not that perfect after all. The base of the nose should be in line with the chin. My features would look better if chin was brought out a little bit more.
Now, I look a little ape-like. :)
Which Chin Filler was used?
A naturally-derived filler, made up of hyaluronic acid was used for chin augmentation. Such a filler pose a smaller risk as compared with synthetic fillers. What’s more, they help stimulate collagen from within, and is often known as an “internal hydrator”. If you do not like the result, the procedure can be easily reversed by injecting Hyaluronidase to dissolve the filler.
The downside is that such a filler breaks down faster than synthetic ones (or commonly known as semi-permanent filler). In my opinion, this may not necessary be a bad thing especially to someone who isn’t sure how or if a chin filler would enhance her features.
There are many types of naturally-derived filler brands in the market. Even within a brand, there are different types of fillers to suit different facial areas. In my case, Restylane Perlane which is a more viscous filler was used for my chin.
UPDATE: Restylane Perlane has since been renamed as Restylane Lyft. As such, Restylane Lyft would be used for the rest of the article.
Filler is normally charged by the syringe. Each syringe of Restylane Lyft contains 1 ml of filler. This is 1 ml.
I was told that Restyane Lyft can be used for nose, chin or nasolabial folds and the filler would last about 1 year. If you like to know how it looks like, there’s a tiny bit of balance – look out for the transparent gel in the syringe.
FAQs on Chin Filler Treatment
Here’s the answers I got after a good consultation with Dr Sylvia Ramirez from Cutis Medical Laser Clinics.
Q1) Will I look like a witch or a horse?
No. Base on the one-third rule, Dr. Sylvia will not be adding much length to my profile.
Q2) Will the filler shift (sideways) if I sleep on my side?
I just slept sideway on Day 1 (day of injection), and the filler on the chin did not migrate. Dr. Ramirez also explained earlier that the filler is inserted under the muscles, and hence should not shift easily.
Q3) What if I (or someone) accidentally knock on my chin? Or say I fell down really hard and landed on my chin. Will my chin slant to one side?
The filler would normally not migrate as it is injected under the muscle. However, during the first 14 days, the filler is still soft and moldable. If a high-impact knock is made during this period, please visit your doctor for examination.
Q4) Will the filler block my vessels and cause my chin to decompose?
I vaguely recall her explanation that the likelihood of hitting a vessel in the chin is smaller than hitting one, say in the nose. But in any case, please only allow a certified doctor to perform any invasive procedure on you. They would know the skin structure and functions well.
Q5) Will the skin around the chin loosen or sag after the filler is gone?
No. On the contrary, the filler itself (hyaluronic acid) is a collagen booster.
Q6) Will this really enhance my look, or make me uglier?
The one-third rule shows that there’s a basis for an “ideal face”. Find a reputable doctor who focuses more on improving your look than boosting her revenue.
Q7) Will I look unnatural after a chin augmentation with filler?
You’ll soon find out.
Q8) What is the downtime of Chin Filler augmentation?
On Day 1 (the day of injection), the area will be 10% more swollen than usual. This would be followed by bruising (if any) which would last 5 to 7 days. The bruise can be covered with concealer.
The Injection – Chin Filler Singapore Review
After the consultation, the aesthetician from Cutis Medical Laser Clinics removed my makeup and applied numbing cream on my face. She also numbed the nasolabial areas as any balance can be used to reduce the nasolabial folds.
Stay tuned to Part 2 of this series where I’ll share with you details on the actual injection, the Before and After photos and how bad the swelling and bruising is (if any).SUBSCRIBE
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(This post was first published on 5 Nov 2014 and updated on 4 Nov 2019)
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