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FAQ: Chin implants

Considering enhancing your chin to achieve a more defined facial profile? Let’s look at the answers to some frequently asked questions regarding chin implants.

Q: What is a chin implant made of?

A: A chin implant is made of medical-grade silicone. Silicone lasts forever and will not be reabsorbed by the body, unlike bone implants or fat transfers.

Q: Do chin implants look natural?

A: Chin implants are designed to create a natural-looking profile. During your consultation, your surgeon will discuss your desired results with you, taking into account your existing profile. Your chin implant will be selected based on the size and shape that will best suit your facial structure and aesthetic goals, ensuring a natural result.

Q: Who is a good candidate for chin implants?

A: Chin implants are an excellent option for people who feel that their chin lacks balance, symmetry or overall definition. If you are in overall good health and are a nonsmoker, you’re likely a good candidate for chin implants.

Q: What does the chin implant procedure involve?

A: The procedure is typically performed under general anesthesia. An incision is made either inside the mouth along the lower gum line or externally beneath the chin. The implant is then carefully positioned and secured, and then the incision is closed with sutures. The entire procedure takes about an hour, but it may be longer if other implants are placed or additional facial augmentation procedures are performed at the same time.

Q: How long is recovery?

A: While recovery times may vary, most patients can return to their usual routine within 1-3 weeks. Some swelling, bruising and discomfort is common in the days following surgery. Depending on the location of your incision, you may need to adjust your diet for several days until you feel comfortable eating all foods again. Following your post-operative instructions is important to ensure a smooth recovery.

Have more questions about chin augmentation? Dr. Christian Paquet at Biltmore ENT offers tailored surgical treatments for natural results. To request a consultation or more information, call (602) 560-1085.

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