What are chin implants made from?
Chin implants can be made from a variety of materials including Medpore, Silicon and Gortex. Most commonly they are made from silicone and that is the variety we use. The second most common material is also silicone that has been coated with Gortex. We don’t find this to be advantageous for the chin, but it may be of assistance with the cheek as it allows a small degree of tissue in-growth to secure the implant that is not necessary in the chin area.
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