Chin implant surgery is a relatively common facial plastic procedure that is often combined with a rhinoplasty procedure to achieve the patient’s desired look. The ultimate goal of a chin augmentation is to bring greater balance to the face by elongate the jawline and balance the proportions of the patient’s face. But when it comes to chin implants, there are several options to choose from – each with their own benefits. In this article, we are going to talk about the most common types of chin implants used in facial plastic surgery.
Silicone Chin Implants
Silicone implants are the most common type used in chin augmentation surgery. These implants offer great flexibility and can be tailored to each patient’s needs. Silicone implants also offer the most natural looking results compared to other implants, so long as they are implanted properly.
Gore-Tex Chin Implants
Gore-Tex chin implants, made from polytetrafluoroethylene, are stabilized into the bone using titanium screws. As a result, these implants are more permanent and sturdier than silicone implants. The material is porous, so the surrounding tissue and jawbone will grow into the implant over time.
Medpor Chin Implants
Medpor chin implants are made from polyethylene and are similar to the Gore-Tex implants. The biggest difference is that Medpor implants are not quite as flexible as Gore-Tex implants.
Twin Cities Chin Surgeon
When it comes to chin implants, every patient is different and needs to be addressed according to their unique needs. At Riverview Facial Plastic & Total Body Aesthetic we provide a wide array of cosmetic treatments – from surgical options like facelift, to non-surgical options like facial fillers. Our team provides compassionate care to each and every patient that walks through our doors. Dr. Daniel Schneider is a board-certified surgeon specializing in facial plastic surgery. Give us a call today to set up your appointment at Riverview Facial Plastic & Total Body Aesthetic. You can find us at our clinic in St. Paul. We treat patients throughout the Twin Cities metro area.