What are chin implants made from?
Chin implants are made from a variety of materials. The most popular chin implants are made from solidified silicone called silastic. I use this particular type of chin implant because it comes in several different sizes, is relatively easy to put into the proper position, it will not react with your body as silastic is an inert material and not recognized as a foreign body. Finally, if the chin implant should become infected or dislodged, the silastic chin implant is easy to remove. Other materials such as, gortex and medpor are also used to create chin implants and these implants have advantages and disadvantages in their use.
Posted by Dr. Philip Schoenfeld