Chin augmentation using surgical implants can alter the underlying structure of the face, providing better balance to the facial features. This operation is often, but not always, performed at the time of rhinoplasty to help balance the facial proportions. Chin augmentation may be achieved by manipulation of the jaw bone (mandible) and augmentation utilizing this technique usually provides a more dramatic correction than with the use of prosthetic implants.
Chin implants are to build a better profile. Patients’ own bone is donated from ribs and from part of the pelvis. Unfortunately, use of donated bone implants in chin augmentation, even the patient’s own, appears to be associated with a higher rate of infection, even after the implant has been in place for decades.
Chin implants can increase the size and projection of a chin that is not in proportion with the forehead and mid-face.
Jaw implants increase the width of the lower third of your face. In some cases, chin and jaw implants may be used.
Cheek implants increase the projection of the cheekbones. They add volume to areas that may be recessed or flat.
Surgery with implants is best performed on people whose head and skull have reached physical maturity. You may be a candidate for facial implants if you are in good health and do not smoke.