How long is the typical chin implant surgery? What is the implant made of?
Chin implant surgery usually takes about 45 minutes to an hour to perform. The chin implant that I prefer to use is made of solid silicone. I use a chin/pre-jowl extended chin implant to give the chin and face a natural contour. Silicone is an inert material and will not react with the body. The body forms a capsule around the implant to incorporate the implant. If for some reason there is a problem with the chin implant, silicone chin implants are easily removed and replaced.
Posted by Dr. Philip Schoenfeld