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Does It Hurt To Get A Chin Implant Done
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 ...Read more
I have done chin implant twice, and both times they have moved a little bit (which is not very noticeable) should I do it again?
Implant: Chin implants are usually placed superficial to the bone and along the inferior border of the mandible. On the other hand, the implant is placed within the bone and usually does not extend to the inferior border. The simple answer, is: yes. A thorough clinical and radiographic exam must be performed by your oral surgeon. Bone resorption secondary to the chin implant must be taken into account. ...Read more
What is better to have done Genioplasty or a chin implant? Looking for an experienced Dr to make it in June. And 2 more procedures, nose, imp repair.
Multi face ops.: Best to seek oNLY IN PERSON opinions from boarded surgeons in your state/city/area... ...Read more
Chin implants: Chin implants are more for cosmetic concerns and will not resolve jaw pain. Please see a dentist to determine if your problem is dental related. AllAll the best.. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Hi, I did chin implant 4 years ago and it was moved a little bit so I did it again, but I noticed it moved again should I do it one more time? : (
Moving chin impl: Up to you! Best to be re evaluated by your surgeon sooner than later. ...Read more
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
Well...: It should last many many years, the rest of your life is too vague of a term ...Read more
It may: But it certainly won't correct your mal occlusion which cause other problems in the future. Get a consult from an orthodontist and get some options. ...Read more
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
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
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
Chin surgery: Both procedures work well. If there are accompanying bite issues see an oral surgeon for more extensive jaw surgery. For minor augmentation a chin implant is a simpler surgery. ...Read more
Hi, I had a chin implant few years ago but I think my chin is still a little bit small and I don't want surgeries. Is it ok if I use fillers on it?
Fillers over implant: If the implant is a solid silastic or silicone implant there is no problem augmenting the chin now with fillers. If you have a liquid filled implant there would be the risk of rupturing it and this should be avoided. My personal advice is to remove the present implant and replace it with a larger one. This is very easy to do as most of the pocket and dissection is already done after removal. ...Read more
Hi, I had a chin implant (Surgiform) 3 years ago, I want my chin a bit bigger & I don't want to have surgery anymore. Can I use fillers? Is there any way?
Yes: Yes fillers can be used. Temporary however. Ask about fat injections. May be more permanent. See facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more