Different chin implants used in chin augmentation

A chin implant is the most common and easy technique to shape or augment the size of chin. A receding chin can be brought forward or a short, small chin can be made to look sharper or longer using chin filler augmentation. Solid implants and injectable chin fillers are two methods one can undertake to get a perfect V-shaped face.

Solid Implants – These implants are usually synthetic in nature. Solid silicone is the most common material used for this purpose. Silicone is known for its flexible property and is most commonly used in medicines. These chin implants do not leak any silicone or do not rupture like breast augmentation implants do.

Some other materials used in chin implants are polyethylene, Alloderm, which is a cellular dermal matrix product, and expanded polytetrafluoroethylene. All chin implants are available in different shapes and sizes and the materials used can also be modified to customize the implant.

Yet another way of chin augmentation is the use of bone or cartilage from other parts of the body. However this technique runs a higher probability of infection as two surgeries are required. Such surgeries are performed in case of a disease or any accident.

Any solid implant can easily be removed in case the results are not as expected or if infection occurs.

Injectable Fillers – Injectable fillers used for making the chin more prominent include hyaluronic acid, collagen, hydroxylapatite and polymethyl methacrylate. Fillers that incorporate collagen and hyaluronic acid are only temporary ones. The results of these fillers do not last for long as hyaluronic acid and collagen are eventually absorbed by the body. Maintenance sittings are required to be taken when these fillers are being administered. Injections containing polymethyl methacrylate are permanent solutions to augmentation.

One disadvantage of injectable chin fillers in Singapore is that these cannot be removed from the body if the result of the procedure is not as expected or if any problem surfaces. In some cases, the filler product can also drift out from the desired place and form lumps in body.

It is always recommended to seek a surgeon’s inputs in order to reduce any risks of complication like infection or implant displacement. After the procedure, patients are recommended to eat soft food and have liquids so that the jaw movement is kept minimal.