I’m 50, female, and I know that as we age, we lose fat in our faces. My chin and jowls have sagged somewhat, giving me a very grim appearance. I’m a very trim woman, so I don’t have any extra fat to graft to my face, and I don’t like the idea of injectable fillers. Could a chin implant be used as a substitute for facial fat grafting treatments?
A chin implant can be used to augment the chin and pre-jowl, which is the area along the jaw bone in front of the jowl. This may provide the improvement needed, however often the jowls need to be lifted as well. This can be done with a variety of facelift procedures tailored to individual patients. If you are very thin, it is likely that you would benefit from fat grafting. It is rare that a fat deposit cannot be located to accomplish the goal.
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