Are there different types of implants that can be used for chin augmentation? What are they and are some better than others?
Usually chin implants are made from silicone. Other materials are used for the implants, but most have fallen out of favor. There are still implants made from a solid substance called medpor. The disadvantage of medpor is that it allows significant tissue ingrowth and makes removal difficult. There are silicone implants which are coated in Gortex. This has the advantage of the silicone implant with its precise shape and resilience and the added benefit of Gortex which allows for a small amount of implant stabilization. Having said that, we utilize a standard silicone implant as we do not feel that the Gortex coating provides a significant advantage.