Cheek & Chin Augmentation (Implants)
The shape of the chin and cheeks can have a significant impact on the overall appearance of the face, especially with regards to balance and youthfulness. Many factors can alter facial features over time, including adverse health conditions and the natural process of aging. In some cases, developmental asymmetries may be present. Fortunately, patients experiencing dissatisfaction with their cheeks and/or chin for any reason may be able to enhance their facial contour and improve the profile with implants. Our experienced facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Eugenie Brunner, can tailor facial implants to suit the unique anatomical needs and expressed goals of each individual with beautiful, natural-looking results.
For more information about chin and cheek implants or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Brunner, please contact us today.
Facial Implant Types
Used to create a more prominent chin, mentoplasty, also called chin implant surgery, can help to produce comprehensive facial symmetry. Particularly beneficial for patients with a “weak” or recessed chin, a larger nose, or excess neck skin, this procedure can also help to define the jawline for individuals desiring greater contour along their profile. During this procedure, Dr. Brunner will place the implant through an inconspicuous incision, typically made inside the mouth or underneath the chin. As a result, scars are often virtually unnoticeable once healed.
Cheek implants are designed to add volume and definition to the midfacial area for a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. Dr. Brunner can shape the cheek implant for a customized fit that reduces the appearance of hollowness and helps to develop a rounded, more youthful look. The implant will be placed through a well-concealed incision located either in the lower eyelid or inside the mouth. As with chin implant surgery, scarring is minimal and may be completely hidden in some cases.
Mild bruising and swelling in the area where the implant or implants were placed is normal, and these symptoms should fade within one to two weeks. Dr. Brunner will provide medication to help alleviate any discomfort during recovery. Most patients are able to return to work after one week, or as soon as Dr. Brunner recommends.