I am interested in getting a chin implant (Photo)
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Candidate for 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.
I am interested in getting a chin implant.
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.
A nasal rasp can be used to reduce high points on the bone and the implant will soften the appearance (not remove) of the cleft. Fat transfer, despite its recent popularity is far less reliable at placing any lasting volume than a chin implant and as such is not something that I use to add volume to the face. Once the chin is healed, you could add an off the shelf dermal filler to soften the cleft further if desired.
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