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Can a chin implant be removed or replaced?

Q:

My chin implant was inserted seven years ago. Can this chin implant be removed or replaced? If not, are other options available?

A:

The answer is yes. Then you have several options. You can replace it, or not, or have surgery to move your chin forward.

I is best to have a consultation, to be examined and to discuss your treatment alternatives accordingly.

F. A. Valauri, MD

Fredrick A. Valauri, M.D. F.A.C.S.M.D., F.A.C.S.
New York, NY

A:

A chin implant can last 15-20 years or more. It usually doesn't need to be removed unless it becomes displaced or infected. It can last 20 years or longer.

R. J. Rohrich, MD

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