Weak Chin

A weak chin, or recessive, jaw can affect anyone, and though it can cause problems related to speaking and eating, it is more likely to just shake self-confidence or increase self-consciousness. These psychological effects are largely down to media portrayal of a strong jawline as an attractive feature in both men and women.

Factors to Consider:-A weak chin may appear smaller or shorter, and cause the upper lip to seem as if it protrudes out unnaturally, and generally consists of a lack of a clear neck to chin contour. Recessive chins are usually either a genetic trait passed down by parents or a congenital defect, but can also be the result of an injury or direct trauma, especially where the mandible (lower jaw bone) itself has been damaged.

There exists a variety of ways to alter the appearance of the jaw, whether through surgery, implants, or dermal fillers.

The chin is a critical component to the perception of facial attractiveness. Dermal fillers offer a nonsurgical, temporary method of correcting mild to moderate chin retrusion and resorption. Thus far, discussion of this procedure has been largely limited to the plastic surgery and otolaryngology literature.


As chin augmentation is increasingly recognized as an essential component to complete facial aesthetic rejuvenation, dermatologic surgeons should be familiar with how to safely and effectively perform augmentation with injectable fillers to achieve an optimal cosmetic outcome.