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What Patients Should Know About Chin Implant Surgery

By Dennis Hurwitz on December 26, 2013

Chin Augmentation - Facial Implant SurgeryIf you want to look your absolute best, there are plenty of things that you can do. For one, you can take good care of your skin by protecting it from the sun and moisturizing regularly. Yet basic skin care can't get everything done if you want to look your very best. In some cases, it takes the work of a skilled plastic surgeon to improve facial contours and ensure your overall appearance.

Right now we want to turn our attention to one particular kind of surgery that can prove very helpful for many patients. That surgery involves the use of chin implants.

About Chin Implants

Chin implants refer to the use of artificially crafted implants to enhance the overall shape, size, and contour of your chin. These chin implants can be custom crafted to meet many different shape and size needs.

Who are good candidates for chin implants?

The best candidates for chin implant surgery are people who have issues with chin contour and would like to enhance their chins in some fashion. Generally this means adding prominence to the chin if a person has a weak chin. Some patients who have noses that are very prominent are also good candidates for chin implant surgery. By enhancing the size of the chin, the prominence of the nose is reduced in the process.

As with any surgery, it's important that prospective chin implant patients have realistic expectations about what is involved and what can be achieved. A full understanding of the risks and benefits of the chin implant procedure is good to have as well.

The Ideal Chin Augmentation Need for You

Since chin implants can be custom shaped and created, it's important to us that we fully customize your facial plastic surgery procedure. If you are dealing with issues regarding a weak chin, we will help make sure that your needs are met. The same goes for issues with asymmetry and so forth.

In addition to the use of implants, it is not uncommon for us to reshape the bone tissue within the chin area if necessary. These matters will be discussed during the consultation process.

The Chin Implant Surgery Procedure

The exact procedure for the placement of the chin implant will vary from patient to patient, but in general, the surgery will involve an incision being placed in the inside of the mouth where the lower lip meets the lower portion of the dental arch. Through this incision, adjustments to bone tissue and the placement of the implant can be done.

Other Facial Implant Options to Consider

Facial implants can also be used to enhance the cheekbones and to enhance the lips as needed. For additional use of facial implants for aesthetic enhancement, we will be more than happy to go over your many options during a consultation. A full makeover is possible and can be quite effective.

Learn More About Facial Plastic Surgery

If you would like to learn more about chin implant surgery and your many other options out there for advanced facial rejuvenation and enhancement, we encourage you to contact our cosmetic plastic surgeons in Pittsburgh, Beverly Hills, Chadds Ford, and Sau Paulo today. Our entire team of surgeons will help you make the best possible decisions regarding your appearance and wellness.

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