All implants are supposed to be sterilized before surgery. In chin implant procedures, one complication that can occur from silicone implants is infection. Infections are best prevented by placing a sterile implant in the body within a sterile operating field. All facial implants that I use are sterilized from the manufacturer and are received at my place of surgery in that condition. During a chin implant procedure, there are many steps I take to ensure the chin implant remains sterile before it is placed into the body, such as how it is opened, where it is placed before implantation, etc. I take an additional step and re-sterilize the implant by soaking it in iodine or antibiotic solution before placement.
The chin is augmented through a tiny incision in a small crease underneath your chin. The implant is placed just over the jaw bone to create a stronger chin in males and a more proportional face for females.