Hi, I had a consultation with my PS yesterday. He did 3-d imaging on my chin and told me that a 7 mm medpor (round) implant is needed to achieve the desired projection. He says it won't but I'm not sure if that size will be too big for my face. Seeing my picture, what do you think? Regards, Malin.
Medpor Round Chin Implant Size
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Chin Implant sizing
Chin Implant Size
If tthe picture submitted is a copy of your imaging, the size of your implant is not too big. I think it is a conservative augmentation that compliments your profile.
Chin Implant size--Art v. Science
There are a multitude of measurements and metrics used to determine the correct implant size, including taking xrays to determine actual bone versus soft tissue in the chin to help anticipate the impact of a given implant size. However, chin augmentation, like all plastic surgery is, in a sense, sculpting and therefore art. If you have had a 3D imaging system used to visualize your implant, you have had more than most. Did it look good to you?
I think that 7mm sounds right (it happens to be the most commone Medpor implant I use), and looking at your pictures, I think it is right. Understand that the Medpor implants are completely customizable/carvable so your PS can modify and adjust the implant during surgery. AND, as loathsome as it may be to consider, implants are not permanent--if you don't like it --remove it! (Make sure you wait for all swelling to go down before judging its size--2-3 months).
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Chin implant size
Ideally chin should be slightly less projected than upper lip. The imaging picture seems adequate. However, you will have to be happy with the size. If you like what you see, then that should be your size.
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