Do you have a weak, small chin that you would like to enhance? Chin augmentation can improve the balance between the chin and other facial features. This is typically done with the help of implants. But what kind of implants are used for chin implant surgery.
Why chin implant surgery
The shape of the chin has a significant impact on the profile of the face. Some people are born with a weak or recessed chin, while others experience a change in their chin profile over time. The decline in bone density due to aging, as well as the weakening of the underlying soft tissue support, can result in a weak chin profile. Chin implants augment the chin, and improve the appearance of the jawline.
What Kind of Implants Are Used for Chin Implant surgery?
Chin implant surgery is done with the use of artificial implants that are available in a variety of shapes and sizes. They are also composed of different materials. However, soft silicone implants are regularly used for chin augmentation. These implants are made of medical grade silicone, and feel a lot like soft tissue. Silicone chin implants are considered quite safe, and are also used for cheek and jaw augmentation.
Chin implants are inserted through an incision made inside the mouth along the lower lip, or just beneath the chin area. Chin augmentation surgery takes about 1 hour.
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