MAIN OFFICE

1112 W. 6th St, Suite 210, Lawrence, Kansas 66044

SATELLITE OFFICE

5120 SW 28th St
Topeka, K S 66614

Chin Implants

Chin Implants Overview

Chin implants are a great way to add fullness and projection to the chin and improve a patient’s profile. The implant procedure can be performed in the office under a local anesthetic or in the operating room. We sometimes place chin implants as part of more extensive facial rejuvenation procedures, such as necklifts and facelifts.

Best Candidates

The best candidates for this procedure have a mild to moderate underprojection of the chin, good dentition, and no significant underlying medical problems. Patients with severe underprojection of the chin, significant abnormalities of the jaw, or abnormal occlusion may require more extensive orthognathic surgery to correct their appearance and may not be good candidates for a chin implant.

Your First Visit

At your initial consultation we will evaluate your face, review your photographs, take measurements and discuss ways we can achieve the look you want. We’ll review the procedure, discuss how it is performed, show photographs, , and come up with an operative plan that suits your needs.  We typically place solid but flexible silicone chin implants which come in a variety of styles and sizes.  Based on your measurements, we will select one that fits your need for correction and your underlying bone structure

The Implant

There are several types of chin implants available and a good result can be achieved with all of them.  We prefer flexible silicone implants to firmer implants for several reasons.  We find that because of their flexibility they are easier to place through a small incision than a hard implant. They can also be readily trimmed at the time of placement to insure an exact fit.  Finally, should they ever need to be removed or replaced, they are easily removed as the bodies tissues grow around them, not into them.

The Procedure