Like a plastic piece if somoene grabbed my chin?...dont want that. Want a natural look!
Do Chin Implants Look and Feel Natural?
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Chin Implants Feel Natural
The chin implants I used in my San Francisco Bay Area practice are comprised of rubberized solid silicone. The implants are flexible enough to allow insertion into a carefully created pocket along the front of the jaw bone but are firm enough that they feel like the underlying bone after placement. The implants are placed underneath the skin, fat and muscle of the chin. They should not be palpable if placed properly. The procedure can be performed under local anesthesia (with or without light sedation) or general anesthesia, depending on patient preference.
As for the look of the implants, I utilize computer imaging during the consultation. This allows the patient to communicate to me how large they would like the chin to be. I then use these photos as a guide during the surgery to determine which size chin implant would most appropriate. The keys to yielding a natural look include proper sizing of the implant and placement in a symmetric fashion.
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There are several different materials available for chin...
There are several different materials available for chin implants. The most popular forms are available as solid silicone, high-density polyethylene (trade name MedPor), and ePTFE (trade name Gore-Tex).
The implants are usually customized for the individual to take into account size of implant used and degree of implantation, whether it be just the chin or extending from the chin onto the jaw bone.
For the most part, chin implants should feel natural and patients rarely comment that they feel unnatural or even notice that they are present after the initial healing phase.
One note about chin implants: sensation to the lower part of the cheek and the chin area is provided by two nerves which come out of the lower jaw bone near where chin implants are usually placed. These nerves can be bruised or stretched during implantation and, rarely, permanently damaged, creating a temporary or possibly permanent numbness of the chin, lower lip, and lower cheek area. This can lead to some unnatural feeling even if the implant itself feels natural.
Do chin implants feel and look natural?
The answer is that they can look natural if done correctly and with proper patient selection. In my own practice my preference is to address the real problem which is a deficiency of the chin and lower jaw. By that I mean to move the chin surgically into it's proper position and create harmony between the chin and the nose. The procedure is called a genioplasty. I have come across several chin implants that have shifted, easily palpable or have erroded into the bone because of the action of the overlying muscles. In general I am not a very big fan of chin implants and remain partial towards a genioplasty.
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Chin Implants Look and Feel Natural
Most chin implants when place properly by a well trained surgeon should look and feel natural both to the patient and to others.
A more aesthetic chin may be achieved by placement of a chin implant. Interestingly, a balanced chin improves overall facial appearance and may actually influence nasal projection.For example, a weak chin may increase the severity of an overprojected nose.
Good overall medical health, as well as realistic expectations, are necessary. It is also key to understand all aspects of the surgery and aftercare. A pleasing, balanced profile can be achieved by inserting an implant to augment a weak chin, resulting in improved facial harmony.
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Chin implant. post operative appearance and feel
it is made to be fixed on bone. it act as an extension of bone. it should feel like it.
so feeling of hard material like bone in the chin is the normal feeling to have.
natural look will depend on your chin measurement and the corresponding implant.
if the right measurement used, you will have a natural look
Chin implants feel natural
Do chin implants look and feel natural?
Does a chin implant look and feel natural?
- With chin augmentation, insertion of too large an implant results in a box shaped or unnatural looking appearance to the chin that is not attractive. There is a degree of artistry with chin augmentation procedures
- A chin implant can be tailored to an individual’s jaw line depending on their facial characteristics.
- Ask to view the Surgeons Before & After Photos. All surgeon’s have a particular style and chin augmentation requires artistic interpretation in addition to surgical technique to give the best possible result. Artistic judgement is a key characteristic in giving patients best possible results.
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