Augmentation of the chin and cheeks is a great way to enjoy a more balanced and symmetrical facial appearance, enabling you to feel more confident and attractive when you look in the mirror each day.
Do You Want a More Balanced Facial Appearance?
Chin and cheek augmentation, or facial implant surgery, can balance facial proportions and enhance contours. Facial implants are placed in the chin and/or cheeks to add volume and definition while improving the harmony of the facial features. These implants are fashioned from solid materials compatible with human tissue. While implants can be used to augment any area of the face, the jaw, the chin, and the cheeks are the most common implant destinations.
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Will I See a Major Change with Chin and Cheek Augmentation?
Chin and cheek augmentation in Miami can produce dramatic results that are visible right away. The procedure can be performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with IV sedation.
Cheek implant procedures generally take approximately 45 minutes to perform. The surgeon makes an incision, usually in the mouth, through which a pocket for the implant is created. Alternative incision sites include the lower eyelid and the hairline. The implant is inserted in the pocket and fastened with sutures.
For chin implants, incisions are usually placed inside the mouth, along the crease between the gums and the lower lip. An alternative incision site is just beneath the chin. The implant is fitted around the chin bone through the incision. Chin implant procedures take approximately one hour to perform.
What is the Recovery After Eyelid Surgery?
After surgery, dressings are applied to keep the surgical sites clean and to support the tissues during the initial healing period. Your surgeon will give you specific instructions on medications, how to care for the surgical sites, and when to come in for follow-up appointments. Initially, there will be dietary restrictions — you can expect to do a lot of drinking through a straw — as well as limitations on your physical activities. Sleep with your head elevated to minimize swelling, which should subside in five to seven days. Most people have minimal discomfort and return to work after one week.
FAQ About Chin and Cheek Augmentation
How soon can I eat after chin and cheek augmentation?
Your ability to chew may be limited for the first few days after surgery. You will probably need to start with a diet of liquids and soft foods. If you feel a tight, stretched sensation after the procedure, it should subside within a week.
What makes the cheekbones so important to facial appearance?
Elevated cheekbones raise the other facial features, making them appear more youthful and adding symmetry to the face. For this reason, cheek implants are one of the most popular types of facial plastic surgery. Cheek augmentation with implants can dramatically improve a person’s facial appearance.
How can chin augmentation improve your look?
Chin implants can enhance overall facial appearance. They can improve the cervicomental angle (the angle between the chin and the neck), improve chin projection, and prevent hollow areas around the chin. Chin augmentation can also tighten neck skin to help reduce a “turkey wattle” appearance.
What are the benefits of chin and cheek augmentation?
Facial implants to augment the chin and cheeks can strengthen the appearance of facial structure, improve definition of the chin, cheeks, and jawline, and correct balance in the facial features. This procedure may be ideal if you feel your face is out of proportion. Chin and cheek augmentation may be performed to correct:
- Chin too small for the face
- Hollow-looking cheeks
- Inadequate bone structure
- Flat, wrinkled midface after weight loss
Will I have visible scars after chin and cheek augmentation?
When incisions are made inside the mouth for chin or cheek augmentation, no scarring is visible. When an incision to place a chin implant is made under the chin, the surgeon uses fine sutures to close it, and the scar is usually imperceptible.
When will I see the final results?
You will see a difference in your facial appearance immediately after surgery, but this is not your final result. Swelling in the treatment areas will gradually subside. After that, the beauty of the result will become visible.