4 Myths About Chin Implants Debunked

Are you thinking of getting a chin implant? How do you know if it’s the right step for you? While it’s important to do your research before committing to any surgical procedure, you’re likely to run into some misinformation during the course of your investigation.In fact, there are many “facts” circulating about chin implants that have no basis in reality.
Here are 4 pervasive myths about chin implants and why these myths are wrong:

1. Only men should get chin implants
This couldn’t be further from the truth. Although men do experience greater social pressure to have a defined chin women can benefit just as much. Chin implants do much more than simply defining the chin, they also:

  • Improve your facial balance and proportion
  • Give you a more defined facial profile
  • Tighten the neckline

among other things. You don’t have to worry about looking overly masculine with a chin implant. The implant can be as small or as large as is needed and an experienced surgeon will be able to guide you in the right direction.

2. Facial implants, including chin implants, are too dangerous
This is a view that’s easy to understand. Any kind of surgical procedure on the face is likely to elicit some groans. The truth is that facial surgery is safer than ever thanks to advances in technology. Chin implants in particular have a low risk for complications, and complications that do arise are generally mild and easily treatable. This is because the incisions made during a chin implant are very small, and very few of them are made. The odds that these small incisions will become infected, which is root cause of many serious complications, is very low.

3. Recovery from the surgery is long and grueling
Recovery from a chin implant is actually quick and easy, in fact it has one of the shortest recovery periods of any cosmetic procedure. You will be bandaged for a few days and you’ll have to stick to a soft diet during the recovery process, but other than that it has a minimal impact on your daily life. Swelling and pain is usually minimal and easily controlled and you can expect to return to normalcy within a week. Not too shabby for a procedure that offers such great results.

4. Facial implants are too noticeable
Patients, understandably, are very concerned about their results looking natural. You want a new you, not the same you with a distracting implant. Achieving natural looking results has always been the end goal, and you can rest assured that cosmetic surgery has come a long way in this regard. Drastic improvements in facial attractiveness and harmony can be achieved with even minor adjustments that are almost imperceptible on their own. Your implant will be perfectly tailored to best meet your needs and desires in a natural way.

To put it simply: chin implants are a procedure that get a bad rap but when performed by a skilled cosmetic surgeon the results are impressive yet natural and the risk is minimal. If you are considering a chin implant don’t let yourself be swayed by the surplus of inaccurate information, simply get in touch with your cosmetic surgeon to further discuss the procedure.

Are you looking for an experienced cosmetic surgeon to perform your chin implant? Dr. DeMercurio has over 9 years of experience in the field and is held in very high regard by his current and former clients. Please, contact us at The Florida Center for Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery today for more information.