Cheek and Chin Implants
Most people understand that the proportions of their nose play a significant role in affecting their facial harmony and overall aesthetic appearance. What is often overlooked are the other prominent areas of the face like the cheek and chin, which play an equally important role in facial balance. Enhancing these prominent areas of your face with facial implants can provide and improve overall appearance.
Why Consider Facial Implants?
Your reasons for wanting to enhance your facial contours are personal, but patients often find that facial implants provide the improvements they are seeking to:
- Achieve more balanced facial proportions
- Enhance the results of nose reshaping surgery
- Create a more graceful neck line and profile
- Restore lost volume to the cheeks
Unfortunately, we aren’t all born with strong cheekbones, and as we age our face tends to droop and further diminish or hollow the cheek. Cheek augmentation can help return or create the attractiveness associated with strong full cheekbones.
Dr. Pancholi can perform cheek augmentation with either implants or fat grafting. Cheek implants are placed through a small incision inside the mouth without visible scarring. With fat grafting, fat is taken from one part of your body through liposuction, purified and prepared for reinjection, and then artistically placed into the cheek. Bruising and swelling is minimal and subsides within a week or two for either procedure. Usually, there is very little downtime needed to recover.
A small chin can detract from the overall balance of the face. Chin augmentation is a procedure that can make a dramatic difference in facial appearance. It can build up a small chin and improve overall facial proportions using a specially designed contoured implant.
Men often seek chin augmentation to enhance facial strength for a more dignified, masculine appeal. Rhinoplasty and facelift are often performed in conjunction with a chin augmentation. Most patients return to work and normal activities within a few days after the dressing is removed.
Chin implants do wonders in improving the overall profile while cheek implants can counteract conditions like sunken cheeks or poor cheekbone development.
Will anyone be able to tell I’ve had a chin implant?
People will rarely recognize when a person has implants, but they will definitely notice an improvement in your appearance. Facial implants are often done in conjunction with other procedures, most commonly rhinoplasty or neck liposuction. They are available in a range of sizes and shapes to achieve a result that integrates seamlessly with your existing facial anatomy.
As diplomate of both the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Osteopathic Board of Otolaryngology – Facial Plastic Surgery, Dr. Pancholi has an in-depth knowledge of facial anatomy in addition to an expert eye for aesthetic harmony. He will help you choose the right facial implant to refine your facial features while ensuring that you still look like you, with some positive changes.
We invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Pancholi to determine if facial implants are right for you.