Five Common Myths About Chin Implants

In the age of information overload, it’s easy to be misled when it comes to facial plastic surgery and related procedures. No matter how many patients post reviews about their positive experiences with chin augmentation, there will always be a myth or two hanging around to dissuade prospective patients. Getting to the truth can help anyone decide if a procedure like chin enhancement is the right choice for them. In reality, the procedure can offer many incredible benefits to the right patient, so learn more about chin implants so you can make the best decision for yourself.

Myth #1 – All Facial Implants Are Hazardous, Unhealthy, Dangerous…

There’s a prevailing myth out there that the materials used to make chin and other facial implants is hazardous to the patient’s health. Prolonged exposure to an internal synthetic, they say, could harm the body over time. This simply isn’t true, since modern technologies have been used to design a biocompatible synthetic material proven to be safe for years inside the body. Chin implants are intended to stay in place for the patient’s lifetime, so of course it must be safe. Talk to your doctor about the types of chin implants available and how the materials will affect you.

Myth #2 – Recovery From Chin Augmentation Lasts a Long Time

While it’s true that some facial surgeries have recovery times of days or weeks, it’s important to note that chin augmentation has one of the shortest recovery periods of all. Despite the fact that it is a surgery, chin implant patients can expect slight swelling and discomfort for a matter of days, usually about three or four. Most patients return to work and their regular activities within a week. Planning your surgery just before the weekend can help you minimize the time spent away from your work desk, too!

Myth #3 – Chin Augmentation is a Risky Surgery

Thanks to advances in modern science, technology, and surgical techniques, facial surgeries today involve far fewer (and far less severe) risks than ever before. Chin augmentation carries a notably low risk for complications, many of which are quite mild in severity. All surgeries carry some risk of delayed or poor healing, infection of the incisions, and excessive swelling or bleeding. While chin augmentation patients should be aware of these risks, choosing a reputable and experienced facial plastic surgeon to perform their procedure will result in a markedly lower chance of their occurrence.

Myth #4 – Chin Implants Are Just for Men

Culturally speaking, a strong chin can be the sign of a strong, determined leader, someone worth taking note of, someone who commands attention from others. Typically, we tend to associate these characteristics with men. As a result, a large number of chin augmentation patients are men themselves, looking to balance their masculine features with a stronger and more prominent chin. Men are not, however, the only people who can benefit from chin enhancement. Women can also achieve better facial harmony, appear stronger and more determined, gain confidence, and improve the facial profile with a chin implant. There are many sizes, shapes, and styles available so that men and women can find the right chin implant to suit their other features and overall appearance.

Myth #5 – A Chin Implant Looks Too Obvious to Hide

It’s quite common for any facial plastic surgery patient to be concerned about achieving natural-looking results that will improve his or her appearance without pulling too much focus. Many patients are looking for that balance between getting noticed and being too noticeable. With a chin implant, there is a common misconception that this synthetic enhancement will be too obvious to hide after surgery. If it makes so big a difference, how can it be hidden? In truth, you and your facial plastic surgeon will control the degree of projection, the size, and the shape of the implant that is used to enhance your chin. With his help, you’ll achieve a look that looks and feels natural for you.

Learn More About Chin Augmentation With a Consultation

Consult with an experienced facial plastic surgeon to learn more about the right approach to your own chin augmentation procedure. Let Dr. Sheldon S. Kabaker guide you through the surgical process from start to finish. The San Francisco Bay Area’s most experienced Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgeon and Hair Transplant Specialist, he is the founder and director of California’s longest standing office surgery facility and the past president of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS). He received his medical degree from the University of Illinois, College of Medicine before serving in the U.S. Army Medical Corps and seeing active duty in Vietnam. Dr. Kabaker has become the world’s leading authority on hairline lowering surgery as well as an internationally recognized authority on facial plastic surgery and hair/scalp reconstruction surgery. Today, he serves as the AAFPRS fellowship director of young facial plastic surgeons while delivering superior results to his patients. To book a consultation with Dr. Kabaker, contact his office located at 3324 Webster Street in Oakland, California by calling (415) 379-9015.

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