In the past few years, there’s been a significant increase in the number of patients undergoing chin implant procedures.
Commonly referred to as ‘Chinplants’, cosmetic surgeons say the procedure has now overtaken breast implants as the fastest growing cosmetic treatment in the UK. Celebrity culture is thought to be the main influencer behind the dramatic increase, along with the pressures of social media ‘selfies’.
So, what exactly are chinplants and what benefits do they provide?
What are chinplants?
Chin implants are largely designed to help restore balance and improve facial symmetry. If the shape of the chin isn’t proportionate to the rest of your facial features, it can have a significant impact on your overall appearance.
The procedure itself typically involves placing the implants within the front of your jaw, just below the teeth. It lies underneath the skin and provides the appearance of a strong, natural looking jaw. Incisions can either be made in the mouth or underneath the chin. While an incision inside the mouth is preferred by patients due to the lack of a visible scar, it does increase the risk of infection.
Most chinplants take around 45 minutes to one and a half hours to perform, but this will depend upon several factors. It can also be done under general or local anaesthetic.
What are the benefits?
There’s a lot of benefits that come from having this type of procedure. As the chin implants can be sculpted to match each patient’s specific appearance, they do provide a very natural result. The fact the results are also immediate and the risks of the procedure are quite low, also help to boost its popularity.
Having chin implants inserted can also eliminate the need for a full-face lift. Often, the signs of facial aging found around the jaw and mouth area, can be improved via chin implants alone. Of course, in some cases best results may come from combining chin implants with other procedures such as rhinoplasty or neck surgery.
Overall, it’s not hard to see why chinplants are becoming a popular procedure in the UK. Offering fast, long-lasting results and very little downtime or maintenance, chin implants can make a dramatic difference to facial symmetry. If you’d like to find out more about whether chin implants could help you achieve your desired look, book a consultation today at Cosmetic Surgery South Wales.