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Can the implant move around after chin augmentation? is it possible that the implant might move around after chin augmentation? if so, how is this prevented?

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Dr. Thomas Lamperti answered

Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery

There : There are a few ways to prevent the implant from becoming mobile: 1. Create a precisely sized pocket so that the implant doesn't have room to move 2. Suture the implant to the surrounding tissue to keep it in place until it scars into it's proper position. 3. Some surgeons place a small screw through the implant to attach it directly to the underlying jaw bone. I haven't found this necessary with my patients, though.

Answered 10/3/2016

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Dr. Ron Pelton answered

Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery

Implant : Implant movement might be possible but is highly unlikely. Most are fixated to the surrounding tissue with sutures or screws.

Answered 10/3/2016

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Dr. Richard Fleming answered

Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery

In : In 35 years i've never seen a chin implant move. Sutures from the implant to the adjacent tissue are placed to secure the implant during the healing process. After that it would take a severe blow that might break your jaw to shift the implant.

Answered 10/4/2016

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Dr. Larry Nichter answered

Specializes in Plastic Surgery

Chin Implant Secure: Chin implants are secured by placement inside a well-fitted pocket and anchoring it to surrounding tissue so it doesn’t move. The incision is then closed, and in 30 to 45 minutes the procedure is done, unless the patient has requested other procedures as well. https://pacificcenterplasticsurgery.com/procedures/face/chin-augmentation/.

Answered 4/2/2016

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