I am male, 26 years old, and would like chin augmentation. How long do the effects of this surgery last? What do you use to augment the chin, an implant or fat transfer?
At 26 years old I would suggest a permanent surgical chin implant. I prefer the use of silastic, which is hardened silicone, chin implants for chin augmentation. The implant comes in various shapes and sizes to fit your individual facial needs. The implant is not recognized as foreign by your body so that implant extrusion is extremely rare.
I perform cheek implants by placing the implant through an incision that I create inside the mouth. The implant must be placed into a fairly tight pocket that is created beneath all of the skin, muscle, and fat of the cheek in order to prevent shifting of the implant. I also offer the injection of dermal fillers such as Perlane so that you can see what effects permanent cheek implants will have on your face. The cheek implant procedure can be performed under local anesthesia, however, I prefer a mild sedative or IV sedation when performing the cheek implant procedure for your comfort.
Posted by Dr. Philip Schoenfeld