Frequently Asked Questions
HOW DOES CHIN ENHANCEMENT OR AUGMENTATION WORK?
With dermal fillers, you can balance your profile by augmenting your chin without the lengthy recovery time, and the pain and risks associated with surgical chin implants.*
Dr. Vafa offers a non-surgical chin augmentation using Radiesse or Juvederm injectable fillers.* This procedure produces minimal to no pain since numbing cream is used and lidocaine is injected to block pain locally. The filler injected into precise areas of the chin via a small needle resulting in the augmentation of your chin and improvement of your profile.*
Results are instant without any major swelling or pain. Another advantage of the non-surgical chin augmentation is that the patient has control of how much correction she/he wants by observing the procedure with a hand held mirror and giving her/his feedback to Dr. Vafa.*
Minor swelling and tenderness may last two to three days after the procedure. If Radiesse is used, the results will last for about two years. Juvederm typically lasts about one year. Since our faces change as we age, precise adjustments of the chin with this non-invasive approach allow a perpetually natural look.
WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR CHIN ENHANCEMENT?
Men and women who desire to have a more defined chin are all candidates for this procedure.
IS ANESTHESIA NECESSARY DURING CHIN ENHANCEMENT?
Yes, your chin will be numbed so that you feel no or minimal discomfort. Usually, a topical anesthetic is used, as well as lidocaine, to numb the chin.
HOW LONG DOES THE CHIN FILLER PROCEDURE TAKE?
The chin enhancement procedure can take from five to thirty minutes, depending on the size and shape of area being treated.
WHAT DOES CHIN ENHANCEMENT FEEL LIKE?
The filler is injected into the chin and can be painful so anesthesia and pain medications are often used.
HOW WILL MY CHIN FEEL AFTER CHIN AUGMENTATION?
After the chin enhancement procedure, you may experience some pain and swelling. This usually lasts a few days and in rare cases, the swelling and redness can persist for up to two weeks.
WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS?
Your chin will be bigger after the procedure because of the swelling and the filler. You will see the results of the filler alone in a few days after the swelling has subsided.
HOW LONG DO THE RESULTS LAST?
The temporary fillers in the chin last 3-6 months*.
*results can vary based on individual conditions
WHO PERFORMS THE PROCEDURES?
Dr. Vafa is a board certified physician specializing in the use of Botox Cosmetics, Dysport, Xeomin, Sculptra, Juvederm, Voluma, Restylane, Perlane, Boletero, Radiesse, Kybella, Cosmetic Laser Procedures, Radio-Wave Surgery, Smartlipo and the treatment of acne and facial aesthetics. Dr. Vafa performs thousands of aesthetics procedures yearly, making him one of a handful of physicians in New York who has been awarded a Diamond Level Provider designation from Allergan - a level designated to a select number of physicians providing over 100,000 units of Botox Cosmetic treatments and/or over 2000 filler procedures per year. He was awarded the Chairman Level Provider designation which is the highest level provider for Galderma, the makers of Sculptra, Dysport and Restylane and also a Black Level Premier Injector designation by Merz Aesthetics. His work is often referred to as “the downtown look” by his patients- referring to a natural look that does not appear overdone yet yields amazing results*. Dr. Vafa is also an accomplished painter and sculptor whose work was exhibited in galleries in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, and Vancouver, among other cities. Click here for a complete bio of Dr. Vafa.