Chin Implants Surgery in Harley Street, London
A chin implant gives balance to a person’s face and is a very low-risk implant that can greatly improve facial harmony.
FACELIFT SURGERY IN HARLEY STREET
A chin implant gives balance to a person’s face and is a very low-risk implant that can greatly improve facial harmony. Chin deficiency is typically noticeable when looking at a person’s side profile, as the chin should align with the philtrum (junction between nose and upper lip).
How is a chin implant inserted?
Dr De Silva inserts chin implants on their own as a single procedure, or commonly n conjunction with another procedure, such as rhinoplasty, facelift or neck lift surgery to enhance the result.
He uses silicone implants and sculptures it to fit each patient’s individual jawline. The chin implant can be inserted under a local anaesthesia with or without sedation, by making a small incision under the chin in a natural, hidden crease.
Patients are given a week of antibiotics as a preventative measure against infection, the stitches are removed after one week and the implant requires no further management.
Chin surgery traditionally involved making cuts into the jaw (mentoplasty) and resetting of the position of the jaw. This involved substantial surgery with realignment of the jaw. There was a long recovery time, with a risk of crossbite and nerve injury.
Chin implants provide a very safe way of avoiding mentoplasty while restoring natural proportions to the face. In a woman, a chin implant restores harmony and natural beauty. In a man, the chin is one of the features of sexual dimorphism and makes a male face more masculine and attractive.
A chin implant, or chin augmentation, is a procedure that Dr De Silva performs relatively frequently. It is an option if you have a small chin or if the lower portion of the jawbone lies behind the lips. The name given to this appearance in medical jargon “microgenia” (micro means small, genia means chin).
Chin implants are frequently needed to give a better result with rhinoplasty surgery in about 20% of patients. Dr De Silva takes multiple high-definition photos of your face in profile and uses the latest in Digital Animation to simulate the size of the chin implant. In some cases, he can provide a visual approximation of how your chin implant surgery will look.
Why Choose Dr De Silva in Harley Street, London ?
Dr De Silva is a widely credited and celebrated facial plastic surgeon who specialises in the eyes, nose, face and neck areas only, and is known for natural results.
“My focus has and always will be to be the very best at what I do, to continually innovate to provide World Class leadership to all my team, all my patients and all my associates. My mission is to help every patient be the very best version of themself with World-Class services, life-long follow up with complimentary facial aesthetic procedures.”
In a world of increasing complexity and misinformation, his passion has been focused on providing sincere advice, low risk and fast recovery procedures.
Facelift & Facial Only Treatments
By focusing entirely on only facial cosmetic surgery procedures, Dr De Silva is able to provide the expertise that can only come with specialisation: facelift and neck lift, blepharoplasty, rhinoplasty and chin implants.
Natural Looking Results
Dr De Silva is a believer in the importance of artistry behind cosmetic results and focuses his skills at delivering natural looking results.
Dr De Silva has pioneered the advances in technology to speed up recovery with a combination regenerative medicine techniques, Oxygen and LED Therapy.
World Class Expertise
Dr De Silva also teaches other surgeons internationally and has contributed to the development of advanced surgical techniques, laser technology and stitch-less tissue adhesives.
Chin Implant Technique And Procedure
Who needs a chin implant?
This figure on the left shows the normal position of the chin in relation to the lips. In a person with good facial proportions the lower lips is 1-2mm behind the upper lid and the chin is 1-2mm behind the lower lip. There are variations in facial harmony and balance based on genetics, gender and ethnicity.
The figure on the left shows the position of a recessed chin which is positioned (>5mm) behind a vertical green line drawn through the lips. With chin augmentation the chin is moved forward and the relative distance from the lips to the chin is reduced. Dr De Silva uses reference points on the face to evaluate proportions, however the artistry of chin augmentation also includes taking in to account gender, ethnicity and chin shape into account with chin shaping.
Are other procedures performed at the same time as chin implants?
Chin implants are often used in conjunction with rhinoplasty to improve facial proportions and give a more balanced result. In addition, neck fat reshaping can be beneficial for some patients to improve the natural jaw line and create an attractive angle between the jaw and chin.
In patients wither further signs of facial ageing, there may be laxity of the skin and soft tissues with the appearance of jowls, deep facial lines and neck skin folds. Patients with these signs of facial ageing would benefit from a face and neck lift in addition to the chin implant.
Why have a chin implant?
Common reasons why patients ask Dr De Silva for help
- Self-conscious about side profile
- Hiding chin e.g. avoiding photos
- Filler is okay as a short-term solution, but because it is a soft gel it provides limited improvement; costly and inconvenient long-term
- Consciously pushing jaw forward to hide chin
- Men often grow beard resulting in an older appearance
Dr De Silva recommends:
- Natural shaping of implant to jawline (key importance for a natural look)
- Avoid movement with fixing implant (Dr De Silva uses two 8mm titanium screws)
Chin implant has major advantages in recovery over alternative invasive surgery (genioplasty, jaw surgery)
- For younger patients with a fuller neck, shaping and contouring of the neck with customised fat reshaping and reduction, and Dr De Silva’s signature tightening stitches provides greater definition in the neck
- With Dr De Silva’s sedation anaesthesia patients can go home less than 1-hour after the procedure
World Class Facial Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery
Chin Impant Before & Afters
Dr De Silva has transformed thousands of faces through his unique surgical techniques. Below is a small sample of some of his transformations.
What our satisfied clients are saying
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