These are great questions to ask when considering a chin implant
surgery, or any surgery for that matter. Although risks associated with surgery
can be prevented by making sure you choose the right surgeon and following your
doctor’s recommended post-procedure protocol, it is still good to be aware of
the issues that may arise. If you are serious about getting a chin implant, it is
important to discuss with your surgeon, which approach is going to be used to
insert the implant. Generally, there are two ways to place a chin implant. They
can be inserted through a small curved incision under the chin or through the
mouth by cutting the chin muscle to allow for enough space for the implant
placement. In some cases, this may cause the chin muscle to sag later in life.
This condition, called ptosis, may also cause the implant to shift into the
groove inside of the mouth. Find out from your surgeon which approach would be
best for your facial structure and opt for the less invasive way.
In some cases, getting a
chin implant from an inexperienced surgeon can increase the risk of nerve
damage that may lead to permanent loss of lower lip sensation or movement.
Although rare, this is something to consider when searching for the right
surgeon to perform the procedure on you. The risk of infection is present with
any surgical procedure, however, this can often be treated with antibiotics. Lastly,
implants can begin to show some resorption to the bottom jaw bone over time,
but this is usually not a serious problem and is usually only visible through
an x-ray. Risks can vary greatly from person to person, which is why it is
crucial to do your due diligence in finding an experienced facial plastic
surgeon. I hope this helps
Chin augmentation with silicone implants result in bone resorption over decades. This will mean that you will have to replace the implant with a larger one when this happens.
We have been performing chin implant procedures for over 25 years with an excellent success rate. As long as the implant is placed in the subperiosteal plane, it's very rare to ever get any infection, migration or extrusion. The bone resorption is an incidental finding in some patients when implant has to be exchanged or removed. The mandible bone is extremely thick in that location