Can chin or jaw angle implants cause cancer or anything else?

Breasts implants have been reported to be linked to cancer.,or causing cancer.1. How about chin implants, can they cause cancer or anything else?2. How about jaw angle implants, can they cause cancer or anything else? 3. How about the screws used to secure chin or jaw angle implants, can the screws cause cancer or anything else?

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Can chin or jaw angle implants cause cancer or anything else?

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 Hi, I'm not certain how you've arrived at that conclusion.  This sounds like one of those "urban myths".  Breast implants have not been shown to cause cancer in any proper scientific study that I am aware of.  I have performed many facial shaping procedures using silastic facial implants (cheek implants, chin implants) for over 30 years and know of no association with causing cancer or any serious side effects.

 A weak chin creates an imbalance making the nose appear larger, the mid face top heavy and the lower face look short that de-emphasizes the lips and allows early formation of a double chin.  Chin augmentation using a chin implant will add projection to the chin creating harmony and balance to the lower face. 

 I have found that placement of a silastic chin implant, through a small curved incision under the chin (also allows excess skin removal) to be very safe, quick, highly effective and far less invasive than a sliding genioplasty.  I perform chin implant surgery in 30 minutes or less, often using a local anesthetic alone.  In my opinion, you are a good candidate for chin implant surgery.

Hope this helps.

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Chin and Jaw Angle Implants

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There is no medical evidence that breast implants cause cancer. Breast implants are fluid-filled devices while all facial implants, such as chin and jaw angle implants, are solid silicone devices. No form of facial implants has even been linked to causing cancer or any other bodily health problems.

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