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What is the implant made of for mentoplasty?

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Dra. acosta usually uses an implant made of solid silicone. This silicone is not the same silicone used in breast implants, which is a liquid or gel-like substance. The silicone used for chin augmentation has been used for medical implants for over fifty years and has been shown to be one of the safest implants used today. Dra. Acosta places an anatomical implant which hugs the chin and gives a very natural appearance.

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What is the recovery like after mentoplasty?

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The surgery is ambulatory. Pain and discomfort are typically minimal. The patient returns on the seventh post-operative day to have the small stitches underneath the chin removed. About seventy percent of the swelling resolves in the first two weeks. The remaining swelling takes about one month to resolve.

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