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Dr. Majid Jamali
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Chin Implant (Overview)

Chin implant is a synthetic material that is shaped in the contour of your chin to augment or enlarge a weak chin in a surgical procedure called chin augmentation. It is generally placed underneath the soft tissues of your skin and muscle to accentuate your chin to match the cosmetic appearance of your lower face and provide a better balance of your chin to your nose.


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What does a chin implant cost?

What does a chin implant cost?

It depends: Chin implant costs vary depending on what part of the country you live and also vary between doctors. In our part of the us, it can be had for as little as $1500 up to $4200. Some of the best surgeons are the cheapest so pick your surgeon based on quality first. ...Read more

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Dr. Majid Jamali
95 doctors shared insights

Chin Implant (Overview)

Chin implant is a synthetic material that is shaped in the contour of your chin to augment or enlarge a weak chin in a surgical procedure called chin augmentation. It is generally placed underneath the soft tissues of your skin and muscle to accentuate your chin to match the cosmetic appearance of your lower face and provide a better balance of your chin to your nose.


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Is 16 too young for a chin implant?

Is 16 too young for a chin implant?

It depends: Plastic surgeons usually want to wait until the bones have stopped growing in the face before placing a chin implant and when the patient is mature enough to know what he/she wants and participate in the recovery process. This is usually around 18 (sometimes later and sometimes earlier). There may be a compelling reason to operate earlier. ...Read more

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Does it hurt to get a chin implant done?

Does it hurt to get a chin implant done?

Sometimes: The primary recovery problem with chin implants is swelling. It can be sore, but medication and ice help a lot. Normally this resolves in a few days. Swelling can take several weeks to resolve. Rest, elevation and ice can help speed this up. ...Read more

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Will a chin implant make my face longer?

It could: Most chin implants are placed to make the chin protrude more, not make the face longer. There are many different shapes and models of chin implants and your surgeon should select the one that will accomplish what you and s/he want. If the chin implant extends below the edge of the jawbone, it could make the face look longer. ...Read more

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Will a chin implant look different after 10 years?

Possibly: Chin implants vary in the materials they are made of. Silicone implants are soft and rubbery, and can cause bone resorption underneath them, so the chin can appear to recede. Hard implants, such as Porex, are less likely to do this. For these reasons, instead of an artificial implant, I generally recommend a sliding genioplasty, or an osteotomy of the chin, in order to move the chin itself. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: chin implant?

Chin Implant Defined: Chin implant is a synthetic material that is shaped in the contour of your chin to augment or enlarge a weak chin in a surgical procedure called chin augmentation. It is generally placed underneath the soft tissues of your skin and muscle to accentuate your chin to match the cosmetic appearance of your lower face and provide a better balance of your chin to your nose. ...Read more

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My chin hurts from my chin implant. Was this a mistake?

See your doctor: You can have pain from the surgery itself or there could be a pinched nerve. You should see your doctor for recommendations. ...Read more

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What kind of complications might happen from a chin implant?

What kind of complications might happen from a chin implant?

Usual surgical risks: All surgical procedures carry with them the risk of infection and bleeding. There is a risk of reaction to the anesthesia used to put you to sleep. Surgery also carries the risk of scar formation, which may be problematic for facial procedures. Similarly, there may be a risk of malposition or asymmetry of the implant. Numbness or an autoimmune reaction to the implant material may occir. ...Read more

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In how much time im not going to feel funny after a chin implant?

In how much time im not going to feel funny after a chin implant?

3 weeks: You will have swelling and bruising for about 3-4 weeks. Thereafter swelling will continue to reduce at a much slower rate. ...Read more

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What would experts say? Could a chin implant help my over bite look?

Overbite and chin: It depends on the underlying problem. If the overbite is caused by your lower jaw being too short, a chin implant will not help your overbite, although it will make your chin more prominent. Remember, chin implants won't fix a bite problem. However, if your chin is too small, a chin implant or a genioplasty may be the answer. See an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in consultation to determine best. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as a chin implant? Will it make my face look longer?

Is there such a thing as a chin implant? Will it make my face look longer?

Genioplasty: Genioplasty is a procedure in which your bone can be repositioned in any dimension. If your desire is to have a longer face, a genioplasty can give you the added vertical dimension you seek. ...Read more

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If I have a chin implant and then decide i don't like the results, can it be removed?

If I have a chin implant and then decide i don't like the results, can it be removed?

Absolutely: Chin implants can be removed. However, it is important to discuss your goals with your surgeon before surgery so an implant of the correct size is used. Most patients are very satisfied with the results of chin augmentation when performed properly. ...Read more

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Can you have an apicoectomy with a chin implant?

Yes, but...: It depends on the material of the chin implant (silicone vs. plastic) and the position of the chin implant on the bony chin. Usually the implant is positioned well below the roots of the lower front teeth, and if this is the case, there should be no problem. A lateral cephalogram would reveal this. This is another consideration for undergoing a sliding genioplasty, or chin osteotomy, instead. ...Read more

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Will a chin implant last for the rest of your life?

Well...: It should last many many years, the rest of your life is too vague of a term ...Read more

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Would getting a chin implant make my overbite look better?

It may: But it certainly wont correct your mal occlusion which cause other problems in the future. Get a consult from an orthodontist and get some options. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between a chin implant and a genioplasty?

Genioplasty: Strictly speaking, a chin implant is a prosthesis (i.e. silicon) that is inserted into the chin for purposes of augmentation. A genioplasty is reshaping of the chin by making osteotomies and repositioning the bony chin into a more esthetic position. One of the main differences between a genioplasty vs. a chin implant, is that there is no insertion of a foreign body. ...Read more

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How long does it take for swelling to subside after a chin implant?

How long does it take for swelling to subside after a chin implant?

Short time: Most of the swelling is down within a week or two after a chin implant. There may be a small amount of swelling which persists longer, especially under the chin. 90% of the patients look pretty good within a week! ...Read more

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Chin implant = orthognatic surgery?

Chin implant = orthognatic surgery?

Not necessarily: Sometimes the bite of the teeth are fine and only a chin implant is needed. Other times both have to be addressed. Too many times plastic surgeons just address the chin and fail to recognize the importance of the tooth alignment. Form and function ought to go together! ...Read more

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Implant (Definition)

An implant is a medical device manufactured to replace a missing biological structure, support a damaged biological structure, or enhance an existing biological structure. Medical implants are man-made devices, in contrast to a transplant, which is ...Read more