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Chin Implants are the ‘Next Big Things’ in Cosmetic Surgery

by Rishabh

It is no exaggeration if one says that a strong humble chin is always seen as a mark of beauty. Gone are the days when cosmetic surgery was associated with tummy tuck, breast augmentation and nose jobs as ‘Chin implants’ are slowly becoming extremely popular in cosmetic surgery tourism. If statistics are to be believed, between 2010 and 2011, there is 71 percent increase in the cases of chin implants in the West, even surpassing the cases of Botox, liposuction and breast augmentation. Surgeons believe that today the society is slowly becoming addicted to clicking photos and putting them in social-networking site. A good facial appearance always helps. Society today has become ‘image-driven’.

Chin Surgery or Chin Augmentation

A number of individuals have a recessive profile because their jaws have not developed fully, which might be because of genetic reasons or the same traits might run in the family. By using chin implants, Chin surgery or Chin Augmentation (mentoplasty) is done to get a shapely chin and hence creating a better facial appearance. This surgery also tightens one’s sagging tissues of the neck. People with prominent nose get can some amazing results. Facelift and rhinoplasty are two surgeries that are generally combined with chin surgery.

Chin Augmentation

Are chin implants for you?

Chin augmentation works best for those who have a weak or a receding chin. The patients who have a smaller chin in comparison to other facial features experience the maximum benefits. This procedure brings your chin in proportion to your neck that looks sleeker and nose that looks smaller. Individuals with round necks and faces also experience amazing benefits.

Patients who have jaw or dental misalignment, retrogenia or a deficient chin, require orthognathic surgery but they wish to get a chin implant. Some of them might not be ideal for a chin surgery. Individuals with very visible mentolabial fold and those who have lower lip behind their upper lip may not be good candidates.

Chin Augmentation Surgery

Working of Chin Implants

During the procedure, the surgeon makes an incision under the chin or inside the lower lip and then puts in an implant right into the chin’s soft tissue so that preferred size and shape can be achieved. All this is done under local anesthesia. The amount of work required on a chin depends on how severely the chin is recessed, which may also involve moving the nearby bones. The results of the surgery vary from person to person. The process takes around 1 or 2 hours. The stitches are removed in a week’s time.

Small Chin V/S Large Chin Implants

  • Small Chin

For people with small chin, attaining a better facial appearance is possible in a number of ways. If the person’s jaw and chin have a normal width and height, a chin implant can prove the appearance of the chin. For small changes and movements, implants are fine but if changes are major, genioplasty becomes the option.

  • Large Chin

For people with large chins, there are two ways to reduce the size of the chin.

Types of Chin Implants

The sharp point of the chin can be done away with normal shaving and the projection thus gets reduced. This task can be performed by making a small cut in the mouth or under the chin.

If a person has an extra large chin, normal shaving can be a problem, with the sagged and soft tissues, that are above the bone. In such a case, a small cut in the bone across one’s chin is made, after which it is moved back. The pushed back bone is adjusted with screws and small plates, which also needs healing time. Thus, the soft tissues remain as it is with the surface of the bony chin and there is reduction in the soft tissues.

Chin Implants Prognosis

Chim implants are low in risk and are safe. Non-toxic materials like silicone and polytetraflouroethylene (PTFE) are used to make special-medical grade implants. These implants vary in size and shape. The shape and the size are also custom-trimmed by your surgeon so that you get a more natural look. After they are placed, one feels completely natural. The chin correction surgery helps individuals with asymmetrical and weak chins to get better facial features and improve their confidence. It helps individuals with deficient chin and ageing individuals to correct their sagging jaw lines.

Chin correction surgery offers some great benefits:

  • Corrects unbalanced or weak chin
  • Balances facial features, offering symmetry to one’s face
  • Improves the jaw line
  • Confidence improves due to betterment in looks
  • Improves self esteem

Chin Implant Before and After


Chin implants are increasingly becoming extremely popular in the west but the high price tag attached to them puts some people in a tight spot. Quality, cost and availability are the main concern of any medical tourist. Such people are now coming to India through Cosmetic Surgery Tourism to avail efficient and world class medical services for chin augmentation surgery at affordable prices as these surgeries are not covered in their medical insurance.  Highly-skilled doctors, surgeons and their professional medical staff offer excellent personalized services at absolutely affordable rates. Better value and low prices are the highlights of the best cosmetic surgery deals in India. India attracts around one million people as medical tourists from western countries like United States because of low cost of travel. International patients can easily get the desired surgery done at state-of-art hospitals along with enjoying a vacation during their healing period.

Keep That Chin-up!

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