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San Francisco, CA
Porex versus Silicone for Chin Implant?
I am considering chin augmentation procedure and am torn on what type of material I should use: porex or silicone. Here's what I understand so far about the materials:

1. Silicone is easier to insert and remove later, if an infection happens or if I'm not satisfied with the implant. But it causes bone erosion and can migrate over time.

2. Porex is harder to insert and very difficult to remove, because soft tissue grows into the material. The advantage is that it has less bone erosion, is harder, and looks more natural.

3. Infection can happen with either silicone or porex. Neither implant is 100 percent risk-free of infection. Given this, I am leaning towards silicone.

Any thoughts on which implant material I should use?


Plastic surgeon
los angeles, CA
United States
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What about fillers?  April 23, 2009 12:06 PM

I use Radiesse for chin augmentation all the time. It takes 5 minutes, doesn't hurt, no swelling or bruising and you can see the result right away. You can use it as a trial run to see if you really like the effect. It lasts about a year, but Radiesse can only enhance a mild to moderate amount. If you need alot of enhancement, then your case is surgical.

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Coral Gables, FL
United States
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Silicone is a much better implant  September 13, 2013 3:28 AM

Silicone is a much better implant. For more information please take a look at this site http://www.drjsalomon.com/chin_implant_miami.asp



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