Chin 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 more harmonious and balanced face can be achieved with chin or cheek implants, restoring the upper facial structure and improving the heavy look of the lower face. In addition to cheek implants, patients from Marin and the North bay come to us for chin implants to improve lower facial structure and solve the “disappearing chin” or a chin that sinks into the neck with little or no definition.
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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.
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 is recommended for a few days for those with oral incisions.
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Again this depends on the artistic vision of the surgeon and the goals of the patient. 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.
Normally the implant will become incorporated in your tissues and cannot be felt.