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How is an implant held in place during a chin augmentation? If i get an implant during my chin augmentation, how is it anchored into place so it doesn't move around? .

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Dr. Thomas Fiala
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Making an exact

Pocket for the chin implant is the key surgical step.
Think of it like a hand (the implant) fitting into a snugly-fitting glove (the pocket).

In brief: Making an exact

Pocket for the chin implant is the key surgical step.
Think of it like a hand (the implant) fitting into a snugly-fitting glove (the pocket).
Dr. Thomas Fiala
Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Dr. Larry Nichter
Cosmetic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Chin Implant Secured

Chin implants are secured by placement inside a well-fitted pocket and anchoring it to surrounding tissue so it doesn't move.
In addition a permanent stitch is placed to hold it in the midline position for silicone implants and for medpore implants a scew is used.The incision is then closed, and in 30 to 45 minutes the procedure is done, unless the patient has requested other procedures as well.

In brief: Chin Implant Secured

Chin implants are secured by placement inside a well-fitted pocket and anchoring it to surrounding tissue so it doesn't move.
In addition a permanent stitch is placed to hold it in the midline position for silicone implants and for medpore implants a scew is used.The incision is then closed, and in 30 to 45 minutes the procedure is done, unless the patient has requested other procedures as well.
Dr. Larry Nichter
Dr. Larry Nichter
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Dr. Mia Skourtis
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Chin

Chin implants are placed through a small incision either in the mouth or under the chin.
The position of the implant is maintained by creating a precise pocket for the implant, and by either placing stitches from the implant to the tissue surrounding the bone (for silicone implants) or screws through the implant and into the bone (for hard, porous implants). All the best, dr. Skourtis.

In brief: Chin

Chin implants are placed through a small incision either in the mouth or under the chin.
The position of the implant is maintained by creating a precise pocket for the implant, and by either placing stitches from the implant to the tissue surrounding the bone (for silicone implants) or screws through the implant and into the bone (for hard, porous implants). All the best, dr. Skourtis.
Dr. Mia Skourtis
Dr. Mia Skourtis
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Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery

In brief: It

It depends on the type of implant but in general, it is either sutured in place or screwed into position.

In brief: It

It depends on the type of implant but in general, it is either sutured in place or screwed into position.
Dr. Ron Pelton
Dr. Ron Pelton
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Dr. Richard Fleming
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: The

The chin implant is placed after creating an accurate pocket.
I then place three 4.0 clear nylon sutures between the implant and the periosteum lining the bone.

In brief: The

The chin implant is placed after creating an accurate pocket.
I then place three 4.0 clear nylon sutures between the implant and the periosteum lining the bone.
Dr. Richard Fleming
Dr. Richard Fleming
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