Chin Implants: Contemporary Surgical Approaches
A weak chin is a trait that many people want to fix and chin augmentation is a very common procedure for both men and women. Patients with weak chins are more prone to have excess neck skin and “double chin” as they age and many patients simply want a more normal or assertive profile. Although there are numerous ways to augment the chin, silicone chin implants have been the leading choice for 40 years. Silicone is very bio-compatible and is used in numerous medical devices. Dr. Niamtu secures all facial implants with micro screws, which means they cannot move or migrate and have much less chance of causing problems with the underlying bone. Although chin implants are a permanent solution to profile enhancement, they can be easily changed or removed if the patients desires. The procedure is generally performed with IV sedation and takes about 25 minutes to perform. The recovery is generally about one week.
The following videos show live surgery and may be graphic for some patients.
The following video shows Dr. Niamtu placing a silicone chin implant via the submental approach, which is through the skin under the chin.
Chin implants can also be placed through the mouth so there is not visible scar and the following video show Dr. Niamtu placing an implant through this approach.
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Joe Niamtu, III DMD
Cosmetic Facial Surgery