Some of us are born with a chin that recedes--which means that when you are seen from the side of your face, your chin does not come forward enough to create a balanced facial appearance. This has often been called a “weak chin.” Thankfully, an implant can dramatically change your profile to create a more balanced look to your face. A chin implant is often used along with nose reshaping, but can be part of another facial procedure or done alone.
Chin implants can be inserted on almost any healthy patient whose jawline is not balanced with his or her facial structure. Implants come in various sizes, and are made of either hard silicone, Medpore, or demineralized bone. Dr. Soto will discuss the appropriate type and size of implant at your consultation. The goal is that the implant will fit naturally with your facial structure and that, as you age, will not look inappropriate.
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