Do You Need Cheek & Chin Contouring?

The cheeks and chin are key areas of the face, and when they lack definition, you may feel that your face has a “soft” appearance. Some of our San Francisco Bay Area facial contouring patients complain of having a “babyface,” or a lack of angularity that makes them appear heavier. If you’d like a more prominent chin and cheekbones, dermal fillers can be used to shape the face and create definition and attractive contours. 

Cheek & Chin Contouring Zones

  • Treatment Area 1: Cheekbone
  • Treatment Area 2: Chin
  • Treatment Area 3: Facial Slimming

Our Solution: Cheek & Chin Contouring With Fillers 

At Mabrie Facial Institute, we specialize in cheek and chin contouring to sculpt attractive contours for these key facial areas and define the outline of the face. We use dermal fillers such as Restylane®, Restylane® Lyft, RADIESSE®, JUVÉDERM®, and JUVÉDERM VOLUMA®. 

Considerations for the Cheekbones 

Cheekbones are the defining structures of the upper face, and high, pronounced cheekbones have historically been associated with attractive faces. The prominence of your cheekbones is a factor of the ratio of your zygomatic bone and the surrounding soft tissue (cheek skin and fat). If the most prominent part of your cheek is the area beneath the cheekbone, your cheeks will appear bottom-heavy.  

Bottom-heavy cheeks contribute to a rounder face shape, and can be caused by genetically flat zygomatic bones, enlarged masseters, or enlarged parotid glands. In the case of the latter 2 conditions, we can combine cheekbone and chin contouring with jawline enhancement and/or facial slimming with neuromodulators. 

Many women create the illusion of prominent cheekbones by using contouring makeup and highlighter. There are also surgical options, such as cheek implants, but nonsurgical contouring offers many advantages, including superior customization. 

Considerations for the Chin 

The chin anchors the bottom portion of the face, making it the counterpart to the cheeks, which define the upper midface. When contouring the chin, there are numerous factors to consider, including chin projection, chin strength, and the proportion and overall shape of the chin.  

Projection refers to how much the chin protrudes from the face, and is primarily determined by the underlying bone and fat. A chin that does not project forward in harmony with your other facial features can cause discordance, sometimes causing other features such as lips or nose, to appear over projected. When a chin lacks projection, it can appear shadowed, rather than illuminated. 

Sometimes chin projection is restricted by an overactive mentalis muscle, which we can treat with a neuromodulator such as BOTOX® Cosmetic. This is best left in the hands of an experienced injector, because if the neuromodulator is placed too wide, the patient’s smile may be affected. If a hyperactive mentalis muscle is untreated with a neuromodulator, the chin will remain underprojected regardless of the addition of dermal filler. 

The width of the chin can influence the masculinity or femininity of the face. Wider chins are considered more masculine, while narrower chins are considered feminine. By shaping chin contours with filler, a wide, flat chin can be made to look more narrow, and a narrow chin can be broadened. 

Chin height is determined by bone structure. A small chin that is short in height can take away from the length of the face, causing it to appear more round or square-shaped. 

Real Patient Examples

What can be addressed with cheek and chin contouring?

Cheeks

Cheek & Chin Contouring - Before
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Cheek & Chin Contouring - After
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The cheeks are an ideal area to add contour to the face. Contoured cheekbones create structure and frame upper facial shape. When we enhance the cheekbone with subtle volume, we create facial definition ensuring that the most prominent part of the cheek is the cheekbone. The results de-emphasizing bottom-heavy cheeks and create proportional V-shape.

Chin

Cheek & Chin Contouring - Before
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Cheek & Chin Contouring - After
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Chiseled or softly contoured, the chin anchors the lower face. A small or under-projected chin can make the face appear round, lacking definition, and contribute to a weak jawline. Fillers can create projection, shape, and help define the lower face shape. Results are customized from subtle to amplified to create a projected, masculine chin with angled contours or a soft, feminine, V-shape chin, or anything in-between.

Cheek & Chin With Slimming Enhancer

Cheek & Chin Contouring - Before
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Cheek & Chin Contouring - After
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The facial slimming enhancer is an excellent addition to the Cheek & Chin Contouring procedure. Using neuromodulators like BOTOX or Dysport, we can slim bottom-heavy cheeks adding additional contour. Slimming the bottom of the cheeks can reshape the face and make the cheekbones “pop” further enhancing contour. This enhancer add-on accentuates Cheek & Chin Contouring results.

Your Cheek & Chin Contouring Procedure 

At Mabrie Facial Institute, cheekbones are sculpted to provide facial structure and shape that is proportionate to the other facial features, creating balance and harmony without looking overdone or obvious. And our experienced injectors carefully sculpt the chin in all 3 dimensions: projection, height, and width. We correct asymmetry, and meticulously blend chin augmentation with the adjacent jawline to create a natural appearance. We stage all of this over 2 (or more) appointments for optimal results and satisfaction. 

Initial Appointment 

Our skilled injectors place cheek fillers along the zygoma (cheekbone) to shape and form the outer cheekbone prominence along the upper midface. If filler is placed too low on the face, it can create a bottom-heavy appearance. We carefully select the products we use, choosing different consistencies for different contouring effects. 

For the chin, fillers are placed along the mandible (jawbone). The width, height, and projection of the chin can be modified depending on the type, amount, and location of filler placement. For the maximal chin projection, neuromodulator may be applied to the mentalis muscle when appropriate. 

Refinement Appointment 

At your refinement appointment, scheduled 1 to 3 months after your initial appointment, we carefully evaluate the new contours of your cheeks and chin. Since all swelling has subsided, we can see clearly where we need to layer on more filler for optimal contours. We are careful not to place too much filler at the first appointment because it can tend to pool or spread. The second appointment is our opportunity to build and “stack” more filler onto the foundation laid at the first appointment. This is how we achieve the amazing definition and contours our patients love. 

For more about what to expect, visit Your Treatment Timeline.

Cheek & Chin Contouring Pricing 

CHEEK & CHIN CONTOURINGPRICE
Injector | Dr. Mabrie, MD
$4,500
Injector | Kimberly, PA-C / Tiffany, PA-C
$3,500
Refinement Syringes
$600/$500

To learn more, visit our Fees & Financing page.

The Team at
Mabrie Facial Institute

Our team is made up of experienced medical professionals with a shared passion for facial rejuvenation and contouring with injectables. Hand-picked and trained by Dr. Mabrie in the Illumination 360° approach, they work with you to create a treatment experience that exceeds your expectations.

We’d Love To See You   

If you are interested in learning more about contouring your cheeks and chin with fillers, request a consultation online with one of the specialists at Mabrie Facial Institute or call us at (415) 445-9513 to schedule your initial appointment. If you’ll be visiting us from outside the area, our Fly in for Your Procedure page was created just for you to help make planning your trip as smooth as possible.    

Cheek & Chin Contouring FAQs  

How much does cheek & chin contouring cost? 

The costs to shape the cheeks and chin with dermal fillers ranges from $3,500 to $4,500, based on injector at Mabrie Facial Institute.   

Interested in financing your procedure? We offer CareCredit  and  Alphaeon for your convenience.  Both offer low-cost financing options, based on your credit history.  Simply answer a few questions online and could receive an answer in just 5 minutes.   


How long do cheek & chin contouring results last? 

Our preferred fillers are JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC and RADIESSE. RADIESSE lasts up to 1 year with touch-ups at 6-month intervals, and JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC results can last up to 2 years. For patients who desire short-term results, Dr. Mabrie offers fillers such as Restylane® Lyft, which last up to 6 months with touch-ups at 3-month intervals. Neurotoxin results typically last 3 or 4 months. To learn more, read our blog post on the longevity of fillers.  


What if I don’t like the results of my cheek or chin fillers? 

Most of the fillers we use for cheek and chin enhancement are hyaluronic acid-based. This means they are reversible with an injectable enzyme called Hylenex, meaning we can reduce or erase your results if you change your mind. RADIESSE cannot be dissolved. 

A Reputation Built on Results

You deserve the highest caliber of service, care, and results, and at Mabrie Facial Institute, we're committed to providing all that and more. But don't take our word for it—see for yourself what our actual patients have to say about their experiences with us.

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Apr 6, 2021
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Loving my results so far! I can't wait to come back again! The staff was so friendly and made me feel welcomed and very safe. The office is beautiful and clean! I was immediately greeted and did a COVID screening with a temp check. They escorted me to my room with a beautiful view of SF. I felt pampered, and their customer service is excellent! The injector Tiffany answered all my questions and made me feel at ease, since this was my first time getting Botox. After she marked my face, she explained where and why she was placing the Botox in certain areas. My frown muscles were so bulky and I didn't like how it always looked like I was frowning even when my face was at rest. Now, I don't always look like I'm frowning! My frown muscles look less bulky, forehead looks smoother and I got a subtle brow lift -- I love it!
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Mar 29, 2021
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Very comfortable coming here. Love the remodel they did in their new office. Of course Dr. Mabrie skills are becoming legendary.
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Feb 19, 2021
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Dr. Mabrie and his staff are so welcoming, reassuring and most of all skilled at making you look your best. Great location and groovy vibe to the office overlooking Union Square. I got the Illuminate 360 because I deserve it!
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Jan 13, 2021
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They are amazing here w/ customer service, amiable, listen fully to your desires, and work their hardest to bring them to fruition whether it’s the initial appointment or in my case, complementary touch up w/in set timeframe. Just for clarification, when I put “they” I mean everyone from whomever answers the phone/anyone greeting you when the elevator’s doors open and you arrive at your appointment to your departure via the elevator again. Side note: I would include the security/door men as they’ve always been pleasant to me, but they aren’t apart of this business🙂
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Nov 18, 2020
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I've never had anything done before this. Everyone at Dr. Marbrie office made me feel right at home. I loveeee the work they did and Kim is the BEST! THANKS GUYS!!
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Nov 18, 2020
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For my first time ever getting work done on my face, this was a great experience. They made me feel at home and comfortable which eased my fear. I got my mid-area done by Kimberly and it looks amazing. I can’t wait to fly back out there for my second session! If your looking to have work done I highly recommend them, you’ll be happy you did.
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Sep 29, 2020
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I came in earlier today and got a 360 facial treatment done. Everyone in the office made me feel really comfortable. It’s a really lovely space and it’s chic but really homey. I definitely would go back and I feel safe with the results. I feel like Dr. Mabrie was very transparent about the pricing and what he would be using and where. I do still have some swelling in my chin mainly. But excited to see what it looks like when I’m healed!
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Aug 3, 2020
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Dr. Mabrie is a wizard. After extensive research across California (SF to LA and everywhere in between) for who to consult for some of my skin concerns, I chose this clinic for Dr. Mabrie's multi-faceted expertise and reviews on meticulousness. I wasn't shorted, him and his team are incredible.
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Jul 8, 2020
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I've visited Mabrie Facial Institute twice, and both visits were stellar. All staff members, from the font-line staff, to assistants, all the way up to Dr. Mabrie were kind, caring, thoughtful- I honestly just can't say enough. At no time did I feel pressured about anything. Honestly (and trust me, I'm skeptical of most people), everyone there made me feel appreciated and cared for. They were patient with my endless questions, did very careful work, and were just overall so lovely and personable. I've honestly never had such a great experience before.
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Mar 5, 2020
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Dr David Mabrie He is amazing 😘
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Mar 2, 2020
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Best face guy around. Full stop.
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Feb 13, 2020
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I first came across Dr. Mabrie’s practice when I was reviewing the top 100 US aesthetic injectors list for 2019. While I had been to other offices in LA and NYC, I had been dying to go someplace in The Bay (where I live). Finally I had found a practice where I could draw up a beauty plan and see tangible, top of the line results. Fast forward to 2020 and I’m on my second visit with Kimberly for lower face enhancement and masseter slimming with Botox. The warmth, professionalism, and artistic vision of Kimberly and the Mabrie team is unparalleled — I highly recommend if you’ve been considering any type of cosmetic beautification, that you jump right into the chair at Mabrie Facial Cosmetics. Thanks again Mabrie team!! I love my results, and can’t wait to see you again in just a month’s time.
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Feb 5, 2020
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Dr. Mabrie is the most skilled filler doc in the bay area! He's so skilled and transparent about pricing. Also, his office is beautiful and the staff are so friendly. Highly recommend!!
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Jan 30, 2020
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Previously, I've used online coupons offers which slightly improved my sunken eye look, as well as the furrows on my brow and mouth. After receiving Dr. Mabrie's facial treatment, my husband who hadn't been too impressed with my coupon treatments, immediately said, "WowI Baby, you look so beautiful!" I cannot give a greater testimonial than that. And I too share my husband's sentiment - I do look damn amazing! 🙂
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Jan 29, 2020
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I have been going to Dr. Mabrie for probably seven years and I look better than ever! I saw his online discussions of his techniques and decided, this is the doctor for me! I have not been disappointed and it's definitely worth my 2.5-3 hour drive to San Francisco to get my treatments. He and his entire staff are excellent!
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Jan 28, 2020
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I’m so happy with my results! Excellent service, David Mabrie and his team are awesome. I’m certainly coming back for a refinement treatment and touch ups in 9-12 months time. Thank you !!!!
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Jan 22, 2020
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If you’re interested in looking younger, or you feel self conscious about any particular part of your own face, GO SEE Dr. Mabrie! You won’t ever regret seeing this amazing, compassionate, incredibly talented and intelligent Doctor. He has changed so many lives, and he will make yours better too.
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Dec 3, 2019
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Truly, the best practitioner in the Bay Area, and one who keeps up to date on new developments in the field. Since 2017, when I first went to see Dr Mabrie after noticeable loss of volume in my face, he's carefully restored me back to my younger appearance. He doesn't ever suggest unnecessary treatments or over-inject; he's not cheap (nothing in San Francisco is), but his expert approach to fillers guarantees very natural-looking results that will elicit "Oh, you're looking so great!" comments, rather than the dreaded "Got some work done, huh?" Highly recommend him!
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Nov 9, 2019
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Dr Mabrie's office was in a convenient location in Union square. It is an elegant office, I was greeted warmly. I was nervous as I had other facial experiences that I did not want to repeat. Matt gave me details on the products and answered all my questions even ones I didn't know I had. When Kimberly can in I was ready. With a steady gentle touch she made such a difference in my appearance. I am excited to get back in and continue down the path of renewal. I look like me only refreshed. Comments like you look great, had some time off? I love it!
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Oct 22, 2019
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I love seeing Dr. Mabrie and his lovely staff! They keep me looking fresh going on 5 years!
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