Facial implants for chin, jaw or cheek bring balance and better proportion to the structural appearance of your face. If you are bothered by a small chin, weak jaw or lack of facial contour and symmetry, you can benefit from plastic surgery with facial implants.
What are facial implants?
When you meet with new people, face is the first thing people see and has direct impact on your self-confidence in both ways, positive and negative. If you are not happy with your facial look, facial implants will contribute to your facial appearance. While any area of your face can be augmented with implants, the cheek or malar area, chin, and jaw are the most common sites for facial implants.
Facial implants are performed through insertion of formed solid, biocompatible materials designed to enhance or augment the physical structure of your face. Main motivation is to define your facial view using implants.
Chin implants can increase the size and projection of a chin that is not in proportion with the forehead and mid-face. Chin surgery with implants will reshape the chin by enhancement with an implant. Surgery of chin implants generally takes 30 mins to 1 hour.
Jaw implants increase the width of the lower third of your face. Much like the chin, a weak jaw can be thought of as one that is not well-defined and distinct from the neck or one that slopes rather than angles from the ear to the chin. In some cases, both the chin and jaw can contribute to facial imbalance. Generally this surgery takes 1 to 2 hours.
Cheek implants increase the projection of the cheekbones. They add volume to areas that may be recessed or flat. With a cheek implant surgery, you can have a defined facial look.
Cheek implants are inserted beginning with an incision inside the mouth or along the lower eyelid into which the implant is inserted. If another cosmetic procedure is being performed at the same time, such as a facelift or eyelid surgery, the implants may be inserted through those incisions. Cheek implant surgery generally takes about an hour.
What can facial implants do?
Facial implants will increase your self-confidence by enhancing your appearance by more proportioned and balanced facial look, definitely improve your image and define your appearance.
Are you a candidate?
If you feel self-conscious about your facial view, willing to have more proportioned and balanced face figure, if you want to have sharp jaw line and slimmer cheeks and chin, if you are willing to have more defined facial look, facial implants maybe right for you.
How do you feel about your chin?
If you have one or more of the following feelings or conditions, you are a good candidate for facial implants surgery:
*Individuals whose facial bones have reached physical maturity, which generally occurs in late adolescence
*Individuals who are bothered by a small chin, weak jaw or lack of facial contour
*Healthy individuals who have no major medical conditions
*Individuals with a positive outlook and specific goals in mind for their facial implant and/or chin surgery.
Who decides for details of your surgery?
You and your doctor will discuss all details of your surgery and decide together. You can directly share your complaints and concerns about your face’s look with your doctor, and also your doctor will share his objective ideas about your surgery. The precise type and size of facial implants best suited for you require an overall evaluation of your goals, the features you would like to change and your surgeon’s judgment. So this is an interactive process that your happiness and healthiness is a priority.
What about recovery of your surgery?
The results of your facial implant procedure are visible almost immediately. Initial swelling will subside over the first week with the use of cold compresses, and continue to subside for the following two to four weeks. Swelling from facial implants should go away fully in one to two months as your final results appear.