Chin Implant
Chin Implant

Chin Implant

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One of the main secrets of an attractive face is the chin. If you have an undefined jawline or a receding chin, it can make you look less attractive. This is where chin implants come in, they can add structure to your face and give you a more defined jawline.

Chin implants are made using pliable, safe material and are available in different shapes and sizes catering to the facial structure of the individual and the objective of the surgeon. The plastic surgeons ensure to approach each chin procedure in a unique way to give the patient a natural-looking chin that complements their facial features. If you want to know more about chin implants surgery, read on for the complete guide.

The majority of chin implants are made up of silicone, however, some are made using polyethylene and other materials. Silicone chin implants are excessively used because their firm and soft texture make them look and feel like natural tissue. Moreover, these are pliable and can be inserted through a small incision without any risk of damage.

Types of chin implants

Chin implants are available in different shapes and the three most common shapes are as follows:

Mild square jaw implant: It is useful for people who have a small or recessive chin. It helps in creating a well-defined jawline.

Extended anatomic chin implant: It consists of extensions through the jawline and is useful for people with a more significant chin deficiency. This implant helps the individual to accomplish the elegant, triangular facial shape that most people wish for.

Central anatomic chin implant:  This style of chin implant is often used for patients who have a small or recessed chin, as it provides more projection and definition to the chin area.

Treatments

  • Once the physician determines the type of implant, the next thing is to determine the size and shape of the implant. The physician will make marks on your chin to indicate the incision site and placement of the implant.
  • The chin implant surgery is performed under general anaesthesia and takes approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  • In this procedure, an incision is made inside the lower lip or under the chin. Through this incision, a pocket is created and the implant is inserted into this pocket.
  • After the incisions are closed with sutures or surgical tape, a small drainage tube is placed under the skin to drain out any excess blood or fluid. 
  • After the surgery, you will be required to wear a chin strap or compression garment for a few days to minimize the swelling.

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