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Are Silicone Chin Implants Supposed to be Sterilized Before Surgery?

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.

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