Chin augmentation cosmetic surgery makes the chin more proportionate to other facial features and provides balance to the face. A weak chin may cause the neck to appear fleshy. If the chin is weak, it can make the nose seem larger than it is in reality.
Enhancing the chin via chin implant surgery harmonizes and balances the facial structure. Chin implants offer an ideal solution for people seeking to enhance the shape and size of their chin.
The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery (ACPS), led by salient board certified plastic surgeons, provides chin augmentation to patients in Houston, Texas, TX, and suburbs and communities in this glorious area of the US.
Chin Implant Candidates
Chin implant surgery provides the patient with several cosmetic advantages. Ideal candidates for chin augmentation have the following characteristics:
- Fleshy neck
- Recessed chin
- Prominent nose
- Pointed or squared chin
Chin augmentation plastic surgery improves the jaw definition and makes the appearance of a big nose less prominent. Many times, chin implants are frequently used in combination with a nose reshaping surgery for better cosmetic effects. It may be performed in combination with lip augmentation and cheek implants to enhance the overall balance of the face.
Adults seeking chin implant surgery should:
- Be in good overall health
- Have realistic expectations regarding the results of the procedure
- Not have taken Accutane in the last six months as this drug can impact the growth of bones and lead to keloid scarring
- Not have cardiac issues or hypertension
- Not take anticoagulants
Types of Chin Implants
Chin implants are available in various sizes to suit the unique needs of different patients. Chin implants are available in multiple shapes as well. Some implants are wider to increase the width of the chin. Taller implants are available as well to adjust the chin’s height.
Thicker implants can enhance the projection of the chin. The shape of chin implants differs from round to square. Furthermore, chin implants can be produced from a variety of materials. The materials typically used in the production of chin implants are porous polyethylene and solid silicone.
Silicone Chin Implants
Silicone chin implants have a consistency similar to rubber and are solid, soft, and smooth. Soft implants offer the benefit of sliding easily. This means that the surgeon can place such implants through a tinier incision and implant removal is more convenient as well.
Silicone implants are more appropriate for candidates who do not want very invasive surgery. They also have a lesser risk of scarring. In case the patient wants implant removal in the future, silicone implants can be easily taken out. These implants are the most sought-after by chin augmentation candidates.
Polyethylene Chin Implants
Polyethylene chin implants are more firm in comparison to silicone chin implants. These implants are hard and porous. They attach to the neighboring tissues which help hold them in position. These implants are inflexible.
They typically come in two pieces, and these pieces are locked together once in position. However, the surgeon will need to place a more significant incision to hold polyethylene chin implants in comparison to silicone chin implants. These implants are also more difficult to remove as they attach to the surrounding tissue.
Polyethylene chin implants are more suitable for candidates seeking greater stability and a long-term or permanent solution to chin augmentation. Astute cosmetic surgeons at the ACPS receive patients from Houston, Texas, TX, and other cities and neighborhoods in this part of Texas for chin augmentation.
For more information about The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery (ACPS) physicians and the cosmetic surgery treatments and procedures they perform please click here or call us at 713.799.9999. We have offices in and around Houston, Texas.