One of the services that Plastic Surgery Central Florida provides is a chin implant. Chin implants, also known as mentoplasty or genioplasty, are performed to make the chin longer or bigger to balance the face when comparing it to other facial features. There are different reasons for a patient to want a chin implant, but there are certain qualities that make up the perfect candidate to receive one.
Although there are many patients who may desire a chin implant, not every patient will be able to receive one. A patient must have a normal dental bite and teeth function in order to be considered a candidate for a chin implant. The candidate must have a small or receding chin, a chin that may seem disproportional to other facial features, or a desire to increase chin prominence. It is also important for a candidate to have a well-functioning immune system so that there is low risk of infection after the surgery. If a patient meets all three of these requirements, they may be the perfect candidate for a chin implant.