I'm worried with the fack that silicone implants can produce bone resorption in chin augmentation procedure, how can this drawback be avoided? or at least be decreased over time. If for any reason the implant needs to be removed, I don't want like to end up with a smaller chin than my actual chin. Until now which implant is the best option?
Is It Possible to Avoid the Resorption Produced by the Chin Silicone Implant?
Doctor Answers (1)
Minimizing bony resorption with chin implants.
There is no definitive method to prevent this. However, a few suggested techniques may minimize this. First, many surgeons beleive limiting the size of the implant is a critical factor to avoid excessive skin tension and pressure on the implant. Others beleive bony fixation with a screw or suture may help minimize resorption. Lasty, an increase number of implants have a textured surface which promotes soft tissue ingrowth and minimize movement as well as shear and stress forces. Implant composition can effect this but implants with agressive tissue ingrowth may be more difficult to remove.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.