Within the last decade there has been an overwhelming increase in the patients seeking chin implants. More and more people are becoming aware of how the chin and jawline can impact facial harmony. But despite the popularity, some people are not happy with their chin augmentation, so one important question patients should consider is – “Will I need another surgical procedure if I want my chin implant removed?”
Chin augmentation is often requested by people who have a ‘weak’ chin. There are also men that choose to have the procedure done, because they want a more ‘masculine’ chin. Surgery involves placing an implant, which is usually made of silicone, in a pocket at the front of the jawbone. The implants are available in various shapes and sizes.
Removing a chin implant
If you are unhappy with your chin implant, you will require another surgical procedure to get it removed. It’s important to think carefully when removing a chin implant, because you don’t want to make a wrong decision.
Surgeons typically ask patients to wait at least 6 months after chin augmentation, and allow the implant to settle fully, before contemplating any revision.
Small, silicone implants are the easiest to remove, and surgery can be done under local anesthesia. Other types of implants can be more difficult to remove. There will be some swelling after the procedure, but downtime is minimal.
If your chin implant is making you miserable, contact the Langdon Center for Laser & Cosmetic Surgery, Guilford, CT, to find out more about removing it. Call 844-551-9880 today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Robert Langdon. During consultation Dr. Langdon will discuss your options, and discuss if you would like to try another implant.