How difficult is it to remove a chin implant?

After a few years, I’m starting to notice that my chin implant has shifted around making it look very uneven. Is it possible to remove a chin implant? I would prefer not to go back under the knife again, as I really don’t have the money or the time to take off from work. I just don’t see any other option though.


M, 40, Virginia

Tags:man age 35-44 unwanted chin implant uneven

They are very easy to remove and in some circumstances, it can be done under local anesthesia.  But there may be some changes that have occurred that would need to be addressed to avoid significant deformity and chin drooping.  Talk with your PS about the options and expectations of outcome should you decide to have it removed.  Best of luck!

Silicone chin implants are very easy to remove as they become encapsulated by scar tissue.  The fact that yours has moved means it is most likely made of silicone.  Some implants are made of porous material that the scar tissue grows through.  These implants tend not to move, but they are more difficult to remove.  Either one involves a surgical procedure, but they may be able to be done under local anesthesia in an office setting.