The Different Types of Materials Used in Chin Augmentations

Well-defined chins and jaw lines are a key component to having a balanced and attractive face. When your chin isn’t so well-defined, it can cause a negative impact on the way your face appears. Chin augmentations improve this problem by using different materials to increase the size and volume of the chin itself, allowing it to become a more prominent facial feature and improving the proportions of your face. There are a few different options for chin augmentations, which are further explained below.

Facial Implants

Implants are made from synthetic materials that are shaped and inserted into the chin through a small incision. The two most common types of implants are made of silicone and Gore-Tex. Silicone has a long history of use in plastic surgery and is very reputable among plastic surgeons. The material is easy to shape and easy to place, plus they are flexible, which is important when trying to create a natural look and feel to the chin. Gore-Tex is a tougher mesh-like material that is also shaped prior to insertion. This material is gaining in popularity all the time because it is continuously proven safe and reliable. One of the decided benefits of Gore-Tex is that the material assimilates with your natural body tissues, so it literally becomes a part of your body.

Dermal Fillers

Another way of increasing the size of the chin is through volumizing dermal fillers, such as Radiesse. These fillers are made of a calcium-based gel that increase the volume of an area of the face without using permanent implants. This is a great option for someone who is considering getting permanent implants but would like an idea of how their face will look before having the surgery. The results from the dermal fillers aren’t permanent and will have to be repeated to maintain good results, but each treatment is capable of lasting up to two years.

Fat Transfers

For those who want a more natural approach to chin augmentation, facial fat transfers are an excellent choice. This procedure involves harvesting excess fat deposits from the patient and then moving the fat to the target area, which in this case would be the chin. Fat doesn’t migrate easily within the body, so once it is injected it will stick around for quite a while. Eventually the treatment will need to be repeated, but much like dermal fillers, you will get a decent amount of time to enjoy how your face looks with your new and improved chin.

Which Is the Best Material For You?

Choosing between these options depends greatly on how much augmentation your chin requires and on your facial structure as a whole. It’s really important that your chin not suddenly become overly contoured or enhanced because then that will become the focus of your face. The goal is to give you a chin that keeps your facial features in balance without drawing negative attention.

This procedure is slightly more common among male patients because a strong chin and jawline contribute to a masculine face. However, women are just as likely to have issues with weak or receding chins. To find out if a chin augmentation is the right choice for you, contact Hobgood Facial Plastic Surgery at (480) 214-9955 and set up a personal consultation with Dr. Todd Hobgood. Dr. Hobgood is considered one of the best facial plastic surgeons in Scottsdale, AZ and has spent the past thirteen years treating thousands of patients from around the country using a variety of surgical and non-surgical facial cosmetic procedures.

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