Chin augmentation surgery is a plastic surgery procedure designed to increase the size and projection of the chin. It may also make alterations to the overall shape. Traditionally, this surgery uses a chin implant to achieve this. Made of commonly used surgical grade silicone that feels rubbery to mimic the feel of bone. When inquiring about chin implants, patients often want to know, “How long do chin implants last?”
Chin implants are designed to last a lifetime. Attached to the bone, chin implants rarely shift and once healed are considered a permanent fixture in the face. Initial healing takes a few weeks, though you can return to most activities in about two weeks. After a year, results are usually considered final.
There are times where a chin implant may not be permanent. Patients can choose to have the implant removed if they want to replace it, or no longer want it. Injuries or certain diseases may hinder your results, or lead to the removal of the implant. This is exceptionally rare and a similar risk exists with all types of implants–medical or cosmetic.
Dr. Santos will discuss all of the risks associated with chin implants and how long you can expect your chin implant to last. In general, most patients can expect to enjoy their chin implant for the rest of their life. To schedule a consultation, call us at 206-430-1035. You can also reach out to us online via Price Simulator™, chat, or contact form.