Hi, I'm Dr. Elizabeth Morgan. I'm a board certified plastic surgeon here in Atlanta and today I will explain to you a little bit about chin implants. Chin implants are great if you want more chin definition or even more jaw definition and the way that they're done can often be done under local anesthesia in the office, believe it or not, obviously if you want to be asleep or to being done with other surgery, it could be done under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation in a formal operating room. Now the chin implant is usually put in through a little incision under the chin although they can go in through the mouth, it's a little more likely to be infected or displaced and what I'm going to do now is to show you a difference between what's called an onlay and an extended chin implant. An onlay implant just goes directly over the chin. They come in a medium size which is this. It can come in a extra small size for a very small boned woman or for a larger size for instance for a man who just doesn't have much of a chin but the other implant is extended once some more squared. I don't know if you can see but this is a little squared off or squared chin and others are rounded for people who want more of a round shape but the important thing is, these have extensions. They go along the jaw, not just over the chin. It's important to remember if you are woman, don't go for a big implant. They can be masculinizing or as for men generally a larger implant is more likely to give you the look that you want. So that gives you a little bit of information about chin implants. Call us if we can help.
The Differences in Chin Implants For Men and Women
Dr. Elizabeth Morgan discusses different types of chin implants, the method used to insert them, and how they differ for men and women.