Chin and Cheek Implants

Conveniently located to serve the areas of Marin and San Francisco

Chin and Cheek Implants ModelChin and Cheek Implants can enhance your appearance by creating a more proportionate facial structure. Facial contouring is accomplished by the strategic placement of silicone implants through tiny incisions. Chin and Cheek Implants are increasingly popular because they require a relatively simple surgery and they produce predictable, long-lasting and highly satisfying results. A healthy, youthful look to a deficient cheek structure that might otherwise make the face look gaunt or as if there is too much heaviness in the lower face is possible using Cheek Implants. Marin County residents also get Chin Implants to improve a “disappearing chin” or a chin that sinks into the neck and has little or no definition. For both sexes, Chin and Cheek Implants offer a more attractive facial structure and an enhanced profile. We offer the expertise of three board certified plastic surgeons, a highly skilled professional staff, and a state of the art surgery center for all our patients who are looking to improve their appearance with plastic surgery.

Center of Excellence

  • Over 40,000 procedures performed
  • Over 40 years of combined experience

Our experienced team of surgeons combine an aesthetic perspective, the ability to listen closely to your needs, and the skills to achieve those desires. This combination of talent is a hallmark of a world-class plastic surgery clinic, located in Marin County, CA.

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Best Candidates

Candidates for Cheek Surgery should be healthy men and women who have lost tissue volume in the mid face area or who simply desire a more prominent cheek contour than the one they were born with. Candidates for Chin Implant surgery will have a receding chin or a chin that is not in proportion with their other facial features.

All candidates should know that Cheek and Chin Implants come in many shapes and sizes for both men and women. They can be further customized for each individual. Using their state-of-the-art Vectra 3D Imaging technology, Plastic Surgery Specialists can even show you how you will look with different implants, which helps enormously when making decisions about facial structure. Candidates for Chin and Cheek Implants should be in good health and have reasonable expectations.

The Procedure

Cheek Implants are usually inserted through an incision in the mouth, in an area above the gums. They can then be manipulated into the desired position. The tissue layers are closed around them with dissolvable sutures to keep them in place during the procedure. In some instances it may be desirable to insert Check Implants through an incision made in the area of the lower eyelid. A final incision point is sometimes the scalp, in the temple area where any scarring will be covered with hair. For patients for whom Cheek Implants are a component of a more extensive Facelift procedure, there are additional insertion options. Chin Implant procedures also call for implants to be inserted through incisions in the mouth. Once the implant is correctly positioned, it is secured with sutures (and/or tiny screws).

Post Chin and Cheek Implants Procedure

Cheek and Chin Implants surgeries require either local or general anesthesia. They can take under an hour, depending on various circumstances, and are usually performed on an outpatient basis. However, there may be instances when it is best to be monitored overnight. With both Chin Implants and Cheek Implants, tape may be placed on the area of the implant to keep the implant stable should any swelling ensue. Ice may be needed if swelling is considerable. Sutures placed in the mouth usually dissolve in a few weeks. Any external sutures will need to be removed by your doctor at a follow-up visit. Those with oral incisions will want to have a soft diet for a few days.

Visitors who searched for Chin Implants or Cheek Surgery may also be interested in Facial Fillers, Botox or Fat Transfer. If you are considering getting chin or cheek implants and live in Novato, Mill Valley or another part of Marin County

Schedule a consultation with Plastic Surgery Specialists today. Contact us at (415) 925-2880.

FAQs

How does one know if a facelift, brow lift, neck lift, or chin and cheek implants are required?

Again this depends on the artistic vision of the surgeon and the goals of the patient. The test results are achieved and the face has a harmonious balance. One would never correct the right half of the face and not the left. In a similar fashion, correction of the upper face alone, no matter how skillfully done, will remain out of balance with major aging changes in the lower face or neck. The key is selecting the appropriate procedure for the appropriate patient. Modern facial rejuvenation relies less on tightening the skin and more on volume replacement. Once facial balance is restored, the complexion must be addressed. Laser resurfacing can eliminate unsightly blemishes and fine-line wrinkling, which greatly enhances the results of a well done lift.

Will I be able to feel the implant?

Normally the implant will become incorporated in your tissues and cannot be felt.

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