Customization of chin implants
Silastic chin implants can be customized for the individual patient, especially when patient's need added width, not projection. Also important to look at the Mittleman pre-jowl implant as well, manufactured by Implantech. Silastic chin implant were inserted through a sub mental approach under local anesthesia as a brief outpatient surgical procedure.
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Customizing chin implants
typically I do not place chin implants just as they are without customizing them slightly. You want to ask your plastic surgeon these questions and discuss it in detail. The information we can give you online about your specific questions is limited. That being said, yes these things can be done, however you want to stop thinking about things on the order of millimeters and more in the general appearance of the outcome. When it comes to chin implants if you measuring things to the millimeter he may find herself disappointed. Just make sure your face is in good balance and Harmony.
I almost always customize my implants and individualize it particularly for my Asian patients.
Chase Lay, MD
double board-certified facial plastic surgeon
Shaving silicone implants
Yes, you can definitely customize the implant. Silicone is very easy to shave. Sometimes we only use the wings and not the front. Lots of great options.
Joe Niamtu, III DMD
Cosmetic Facial Surgery
Shaving Down Anatomic Implants
Although there are hundreds of different sizes and shapes of manufactured chin implants I frequently modify them to meet the needs of individual patients.
Can anatomic chin implants be shaved down in the front?
Sure can. I do it all the time. The projection is usually OK, but the implants can be too tall, I shave them down to reduce the height of the implant