Chin and Cheek Augmentation
Facial harmony depends on the proper balance between upper and lower facial features. Both the chin and the cheeks play an important role in defining the features of the face. If underdeveloped, proportions of the entire face can be disrupted.
The materials in facial implants have been used safely for more than 40 years and are available in various sizes and shapes.
In some cases, Injectable Fillers may be a better option if more subtle changes are desired or to correct slight asymetry between the cheeks.
A chin implant, or augmentation, is designed to enlarge a chin that is too small. The implant is usually placed through an incision in a crease under then chin, or inside the lower lip. The implant is placed in a pocket between the bone and the muscle. Once the implant is properly placed the incision is closed.
A pre-jowl implant improves the depression between the chin and jowl that many people develop. This surgery is performed similar to a chin implant and is often an excellent complement to face and neck lift surgery.
A cheek implant is performed by making an incision inside the mouth, above the gum line. A pocket is created, the implant is secured into position, and the incision is closed with dissolvable stiches.
Submalar implants, a type of cheek implant, are designed to improve the hollow appearance under the cheek bone that some individuals develop. This type of implant can also be done in conjunction with a facelift.