Chin implants

A chin implant is most commonly used to add or alter the shape of a person's chin to create a better balance and proportion with their facial features. However it can also be used to add fullness in an under-projected or receding chin. Most chin implants are made from solid silicone or a material called Medpore.

The medical term used to surgically enhance the chin is called a 'chin augmentation' and it is a specialised proceedure. It can also be referred to as a 'chin correction'.

Chin augmentation requires careful planning to achieve a result which is proportional to the rest of the face. The most common request from patients is to increase the projection of the chin. Since an analysis of facial proportions is very important, this surgery is often carried out in conjunction with a Rhinoplasty (nose surgery). Occasionally, contouring of the neck can enhance the profile of the chin and therefore liposuction under the chin or on the neck may be carried out in combination with the implant.

Mr Chana will discuss the chin augmetation process in full detail at your initial consultation. He will also explain the advantages and disadvantages of the different inplant materials and what will suit you best.

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PROCEDURE OVERVIEW
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General
Surgery time
1 hour
Hospital stay
Day case
Time off work
1 to 2 days
Full recovery
2 weeks
Best results
6 weeks
Price from
£3,900
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