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What materials are used in chin implants?

Arthur W. Perry, MD
Plastic Surgery
Most chin implants today are made of silicone rubber, although some surgeons use other materials, such as Gore-Tex (polytetrafluoroethylene), Medpor (polyethylene), and a bone-like hydroxyapatite. Chin augmentations with silicone rubber implants are examples of a low risk, high-benefit procedure.
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