How to get the World’s best chin augmentation using a chin implant and how to get it.
Chin Augmentation using Chin Implants for an Ideal outcome.
First and foremost is the proper aesthetic evaluation of the face and chin that allows the plastic and cosmetic surgeon to correctly identify the chin as being weak. According to my new book “What’s Your Number…the Palmer code”, a man’s chin should meet an imaginary vertical line drawn down from the lower lip when looking at the face in profile. If the chin falls behind this aesthetic line, the chin appears weak and the face may look out of balance…even making the nose falsely appear to large for the face. In women, the chin should reach just about 5mm’s behind that imaginary line for the profile to appear balanced.
If after using the Palmer Code method, your chin is indeed found to be weak, then a Chin Implant may be the answer. The next aesthetic judgment would be what size, shape and implant material is best suited for the chin augmentation.
There are various types of Chin Implant materials but I exclusively use and have used silastic Chin Implants for over 20 years and believe these to be the gold standard. I do not like to use Chin Implants that become incorporated into the bone or that integrate into the superficial tissues as I feel both situations can become problematic for patients in the long run.
If your Chin Implant becomes integrated into your bone after a month or so, you’ll never…..never….ever be able to have that Chin Implant removed no matter what. I believe this is a mistake and takes away a useful option for you in the future.
Silastic implants can always be removed even decades after they are placed and I think you should always have that option. Similarly, Chin Implants that become integrated with tissue may be difficult to remove and might result in some tissue loss creating a contour irregularity….once again, not your best option.
I have used Chin Implants for over 20 years and do not have to use sutures or screws to secure the implants…..and I do not believe that either becoming integrated into the bone or tissues is necessary to keep the implants from moving. I feel that performing the Chin Augmentation with Chin Implant properly, creating the appropriate sized pocket during surgery and following some simple and logical post-operative instructions will ensure that the Chin Implant does not significantly move.
Parting note: In the last month, we have been contacted and or have performed numerous Chin Implant removals and exchanges for patients, from all over the world, that had their Chin Implants placed elsewhere. In my humble opinion, these patients found themselves in this situation because the size and/or shape of the Chin Implant used was aesthetically incorrect and therefore incapable of improving their appearance. After all, isn’t that the point of plastic and cosmetic surgery?