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As a professional boxer, it is a given that I will be hit in the face.

Question:

As a professional boxer, it is a given that I will be hit in the face. If I get a chin implant, is there a risk of them breaking by getting punched?

Answer:

As a professional boxer, I would council you to avoid facial cosmetic procedures until you have retired from boxing! Nevertheless, the chin implant I use is a soft silastic material that is placed into a pocket directly overlying the mandible. A hard punch could possibly split the implant, resulting in a palpable crease, but I have not seen this in my practice.

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