The chin is what gives character to the face. It is also among the first thing that people will notice about you. Abnormal chin (i.e. it is not in symmetry with your face) can lead to insecurities that will reflect in your self-confidence. The simple way to correct this to go to an expert surgeon who can do chin augmentation using chin implants and other procedures to give you the chin that you desire.

Chin implants are a simple way to change the curve and shape of your chin in order to add more proportion to your facial features. Dimple chin is not just a phrase from a poem but it can become a reality for you too if you go to the correct surgeon.

Do you need chin implants?

The simple way to know if you need any work on your chin is to examine your face in front of a mirror. If you look at your side profile and examine the chin and feel that your chin looks like it is under developed then chin implant might be the solution for you. Expertly done chin implants can not only treat the sunken chin but also help correct the too pointed or square chin. Even a flesh neck and a very prominent nose can be balance with the help of a chin implant. Therefore Rhinoplasty can be done along with chin implants.

Chin implants will help you boost your self-confidence to a great level and give strength and character to your jaw. At the same time they will correct the weak and unbalanced features of your face.

About Chin Implants

The chin implants are generally shaped like a chin guard. However there shape varies with the material used in making the implants. The various materials that are used in making chin implants are silicone and GoreTex. Both are high quality materials but the difference is that silicone is non porous and GoreTex is highly porous. The choice of implants will depend on the type of existing strength of the chin.

Once the surgeon will determine the size of implant need for your chin he will then further carve out the implant to fit to your face. The aim is to achieve a strong looking and natural looking jaw line. The plastic surgeon will also be able to demonstrate to you the change the chin implants will make in your face through the computer imaging techniques.

How are chin Implants Inserted

The chin implants are fitted under the skin in front of the jaw and under the teeth. The chin implant surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure and takes about 45 minutes to one hour to complete.  The incision is made under the chin or inside the mouth (no scarring). The chin implant is then placed under the skin and positioned under the jaw. The implant is then adjusted to match the patient’s expectations.

Once the surgeon is satisfied with the placement the implant will be sutured in with the help of dissolvable sutures.  If the surgery is done from inside the mouth then the sutures will be removed after few days by the surgeon. The scars are unnoticeable and if there is any swelling it will go down in few days and you will see the results to your satisfaction.

Chin implants and Rhinoplasty are often performed together as the part of the same plastic surgery procedure. Chin implants with Rhinoplasty gives the surgeon the flexibility to balance the lower and middle face at the same time. Rhinoplasty will sculpt the nose and improve its functional features also and chin implant improves the chin structure. A combination of Rhinoplasty and Chin implant not only gives the face a balanced appearance and gives it a natural look but also saves up on the recovery time and surgery time.


About Dr. Debraj Shome

Dr. Debraj Shome- Facial Plastic Surgeon in Mumbai, India

Dr. Debraj Shome – Founder, The Esthetic Clinics, is a top facial plastic surgeon. Dr. Shome is currently a Consultant at the best Mumbai hospitals like Saifee Hospital, Breach Candy Hospital, Nanavati Hospital & Apollo Spectra Hospital in Mumbai, India. He has 40+ research papers in the best international journals, numerous presentations at conferences & many awards such as “Best Plastic Surgeon in Mumbai”, “Best Plastic Surgeon in India”, Best Cosmetic Surgeon in India”, “Best Cosmetic Surgeon in Mumbai”, “Breakthrough Innovator in Facial Plastic Surgery” etc. A celebrity plastic surgeon, Dr. Shome believes plastic, reconstructive & cosmetic face surgery can allow you to lead a more fulfilled life….Read more

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