“Improving the Facial Balance “
Before and After Chin Implant Placement
Using the Chin Implant for a Balanced Face
There are different materials which can be used to enlarge a chin. My preference is a silicone chin implant. There are also different shapes, some with a greater width to give the jaw a more square appearance. I rarely use these. A female jaw should be kept narrower to avoid a masculine look. A female generally looks better and is happier with a smaller thickness implant.
Other procedures may be needed to achieve better results. This could include, orthodontics, nose contouring, face lifting and jaw advancement or setback.
General Information About the Surgery
- Usual time – 1 to 1.5 hours
- General or IV anesthesia
- Incisions – the implant can be placed from inside the mouth or through an incision under the chin
- A chin strap is worn for about a week to hold the implant in place
- Caution must be taken to avoid shifting the implant for several weeks