People who undergo chin augmentation generally do so because they want their chin to be stronger, and more defined. Chin enhancement has traditionally been done with the use of surgical implants, but fat transfer has recently become a popular alternative. They are both effective procedures for improving the definition of the chin, so how do you decide between chin implant vs fat transfer, and determine which is best. Let’s review the facts.
Chin implant surgery involves the use of an implant to adjust the shape and size of the chin. Soft silicone implants are the most popular choice, but there are other types available. Chin implant surgery significantly improves the balance and harmony of the facial features.
Structural fat transfer for chin augmentation uses a patient’s own fat to augment the chin. The fat is extracted via liposuction and is purified in a centrifuge, before being re-injected into the chin.
Which is best?
The choice of whether to go with a chin implant vs fat transfer really depends on your specific needs. In cases where chin protrusion needs to be enhanced considerably, a chin implant is usually recommended. Fat transfer is beneficial for those patients who require more moderate enhancement.
It should be noted that the results with fat transfer are less predictable, because some of the fat will be reabsorbed. There may also be some patients that can benefit from a chin implant and fat transfer.
In order to get the best results with fat transfer, be sure to select a physician with a lot of experience performing the procedure, as well as good technique.
Clients in northern California can contact board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rudy Coscia for assistance with chin augmentation. Dr. Coscia has practices in Sacramento – 916-929-1833, andRoseville – 916-773-5559. Call today to schedule a consultation.