Chin implants- Feminization of face for Transgender patients

Chin implants can increase the size and projection of a chin that is not in proportion with the forehead and mid-face. A small or recessed chin can also be described as one that seems to disappear into the neck of an individual of normal weight, rather than appearing as a distinct facial feature.

Chin implant, which is also known as chin augmentation, is a procedure that aims to enhance and reshape the size of your chin. Chin implant is performed by inserting an implant – The other option to change your chin shape is via Orthognatic surgery, which involves reshaping and moving bones. So, in general, a chin implant is much less invasive & less risky method of chin enhancement. If you are having a nose surgery, your surgeon may recommend you to have chin surgery, to make the face proportionate, as the size of the chin can minimize or as well as magnify the perceived size of your nose. Think of your face as a triangle with the nose and the chin being the two legs of the tripod. So, a chin which is not prominent can actually make even a normal shaped nose appear larger. Therefore, sometimes just altering your chin shape can dramatically make your nose look more defined & aesthetic.

Chin implant, or Chin augmentation can be performed by using medical grade silicone or goretex. he silicone implant can be placed through an intra-oral incisiom, or though the face skin (submental incision), approaching under the chin region. Chin augmentation, can also be done by subtracting bone from the chin region along with sliding your bony chin to either decrease or increase the facial height – bony parts are secured with screws and titanium plates – A type of Orthognatic surgery.