Would you like to have a balanced, attractive jawline? A chin implant can define your jawline and improve your overall appearance. But what’s involved in chin implant surgery and what types of chin implants are available.
Chin augmentation or genioplasty is a surgical procedure in which chin implants are used to improve the contour and shape of the chin. It is typically done to correct a recessed or weak chin, because it increases the projection of the chin, and enhances facial balance. Chin implants can be sculpted to fit the patient’s jawline, in order to define the chin and add balance to the lower face.
Chin implant surgery is an outpatient procedure that is done under general anesthesia. The operation takes approximately 1 hour.
What types of chin implants are available?
Chin implants are available in different shapes and sizes. They are typically made of biocompatible silicone, which is a safe, medical grade material. Chin implants can be easily adjusted around the chin bone, to achieve the desired shape and projection. The implants are positioned on the chin bone through incisions made inside the mouth or beneath the chin (learn more).
How long do chin implants last
Chin implants normally stay in position once everything has healed, so they usually do not have to be replaced.
If you are considering chin implant surgery, be sure to consult with an experienced facial plastic surgeon. The surgeon will be able to assess your features, and determine which type of chin implant will give you the best results.
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