How Can I Get Rid of My Receding Chin Without Surgery?

By: Dr. Jeffrey Hsu


An aesthetically pleasing face requires balance. Just as much as the forehead, the cheeks and the chin play a pivotal role in facial balancing. Oftentimes, patients come to us looking for facial enhancements and much of that is enhancing their facial balance from all angles. A receding chin, also known as a weak chin or retrognathia, is a condition where the lower jawbone is smaller than the upper jawbone, making the chin appear smaller or less prominent. Oak Dermatology’s top-ranked providers, many of whom are internationally recognized speakers and instructors on cosmetic facial balancing, now offer various non-surgical methods to correct your receding chin, while creating a more defined jawline profile. One of the most commonly used, easy and effective methods involves the use of dermal fillers to augment the chin.

How do dermal fillers work on a recessed chin?

Many people who have a receding chin are self-conscious about their appearance and may feel less confident. While chin implants with significant facial swelling and downtime post-surgery.

When used to correct a receding chin, fillers are injected into the soft tissue around the chin to add volume and definition. This helps to create the appearance of a more prominent and well-defined chin and jawline, which can improve the overall balance and symmetry of the face. They are typically made from hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in the body and helps to hydrate and plump up the skin. Fillers are a non-invasive alternative to surgical procedures like chin implants, and they can be a great option for patients who want to achieve a more balanced and proportionate facial profile. Our dermatologists and providers at Oak Dermatology are known for their techniques to shape and contour the face and chin through the use of fillers.

What does a dermal filler appointment look like?

A consultation with Dr. Hsu, Dr. Bhatia or one of our other expert injectors, is the first step of your chin augmentation treatment. During your consultation at our Naperville, IL, Itasca, IL, or Joliet, IL locations, our team will review your medical history and assess the area to determine if dermal fillers are appropriate for your cosmetic goals. Our providers will also explain what to expect in terms of outcome in your nonsurgical chin augmentation.

The procedure itself is relatively quick and simple. Dermal fillers contain a small amount of lidocaine to minimize any discomfort from the procedure. The filler is injected using a small needle. Injections only take 15 minutes, and outcomes should be seen almost instantly. Mild swelling and bruising may occur but should not last for more than a few days or interfere with your day-to-day activities.

How long do dermal fillers last?

Dermal fillers are known to last 15 – 24 months depending on the type of filler used and the patient's individual response to treatment. Patients can choose to have touch-up treatments to maintain their results.

How else can I improve my chin?

Sometimes, excess fat in the chin and neck area contributes to the appearance of a recessed chin. In those instances, Oak Dermatology also offers KYBELLA injections treatment, or in-office Beautifill Liposuction. KYBELLA is a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid that breaks down and absorbs fat cells so they are gone. People who use KYBELLA can also enjoy a slimmer neckline and improved facial contours. Beautifill Liposuction, is a same-day, in-office liposuction procedure where you are awake through the entire treatment. It is safe and effective. Dr. Jeffrey T.S. Hsu has pioneered many of the Beautifill lipo methods that are now widely practiced by plastic surgeons and dermatologists throughout the country. He is also a sought-after speaker touring the country speaking on topics like liposuction best practices & methods.

Enhance your chin and jawline with injectables

A recessed chin doesn't have to shake your confidence. If you're interested in jawline enhancement through nonsurgical dermal fillers or KYBELLA, call Oak Dermatology to book an appointment with one of our fellowship-trained, board-certified dermatologists, Dr. Jeffrey T.S. Hsu or Dr. Ashish Bhatia. Our team proudly serves Naperville, IL, and nearby communities like Itasca and Joliet, IL. We look forward to improving your appearance.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.