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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?

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

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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