Bone structure is essential to an important part of an attractive, balanced face. Chin implants can improve this underlying structure, and better balance the facial features for a dramatically more attractive look. This operation is often performed at the time of rhinoplasty to help to balance the facial proportions. It may be combined with facelift, liposuction or other facial implants as well. Chin implants may augment the jaw to correct problems with weak chins, sagging skin in the chin area, and improve the shape and balance of the face. Chin implants are made in various shapes and sizes. They are made out of both solid and semi-solid materials that have been used successfully for years.
The Implants/Grafts/Injectable Products
1. Autologous Fat Transfer (Fat Grafting): Fat Grafting or Fat Transfer is the procedure to remove surplus fat cells with meticulous extraction methods and to re-implant where needed - to the chin and other places such as the lips, nasolabials (mouth to nose folds), undereyes, cheeks, temples, etc. This is a very exciting procedure as it is not incredibly invasive, produces natural results, but does create a moderate amount of swelling
2. Cadaveric Tissue Grafts & Cultured Tissue: Cadaveric tissue grafts are derived from deceased donors. Although most of this tissue was "donated", some companies have chosen to profit by their donations.
3. Silicone Implants: Solid silicone has been used as a material for facial implants since about 1956. The silicone facial implants are solid, yet flexible and very durable. They are manufactured in different durometers (degrees of hardness) to be soft or quite hard. These implants are designed to enhance soft tissue areas and not the underlying bone structure. They are usually easily removed as they are quickly encapsulated by scar tissue. Some surgeons affix chin implants to the bone by way of one or several titanium screws. When used for cosmetic purposes this implant rarely exhibits a biochemical reaction.