Are there options as far as shape goes or do they come in only a few standard sizes and shapes? (Photos)
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Options as far as shape goes or do they come in only a few standard sizes and shapes?
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. There are many sizes, shapes (and thickness) of chin implants from which to choose but that's part of finding a Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon with experience in Chin Augmentation. Using a tried and true shape and thickness is always the best course of action.
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Candidate for a chin implant
Candidates for Chin Augmentation -
Patients whose chin profiles are weak but have normally functioning jaws are candidates for Chin Augmentation. Many of these candidates have used injectable fillers in the past to strengthen the protrusion of their chins, but are looking for a permanent solution. If you are one of these patients, then you are a likely candidate for chin augmentation.
Luckily, chin implants are manufactured in several different shapes and sizes, and silastic implants can be further shaped with carving to create an even more custom design when necessary. You should be able to accomplish a nice profile and avoid a heavy appearance with the correct implant in experienced hands. Make sure to consult with a board-certified plastic or facial plastic surgeon, and he/she will review the best options for you. Best wishes.
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Chin implant candidate
Thank you for your pictures! To answer your question, yes they can be customizable. The implants themselves come in different shapes (you will hear of "flowers" implants, or "EAC" (extended anatomical) chin implants, for example). Depending on what you are looking to achieve, the right implant can be picked for you. Furthermore, because the implants are made out of silastic, they can then be further refined and polished in the operating room as needed to make sure that each individual implant is as personal as can be. I hope this helps answer your question and gives you some information. Make sure that you bring up this question during your consultations as choices may vary by practitioner! Best of luck.
Shapes and Sizes?
Silastic implants are fully customizable! Carving and customizing the implant to fit the facial features of my patients allows them to have very natural looking, individualized results. Producing a heart shape is definitely possible.
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