FACIAL IMPLANTS (CHEEK, CHIN, JAW AUGMENTATION)
Facial implant surgery enhances the symmetry, balance, and proportions of the face through the use of biocompatible implants that are designed to augment, rejuvenate, or reconstruct one’s existing facial structures. Facial implants are popular among both male and female patients, and are effective treatment options for patients seeking a permanent method of creating or restoring aesthetically desirable facial contours.
Technological advances in the aesthetic enhancement industry have allowed for a significant increase in facial implant options, and patients are now able to choose from a wide range of implant styles, sizes, and materials.
Below you will find the three most common types of facial implants:
- Cheek Implant: the insertion of a cheek implant can restore depleted volume to flat or recessed cheeks, and can help to enhance the prominence of the cheekbones
- Jaw implant: jaw implants are designed to increase the width of the lower third of the face, and are especially popular among male patients seeking to create a stronger, more well-defined jawline
- Chin implant: chin implants augment the size and projection of a recessed or weak chin, thereby enhancing the contours and structure of the entire face
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Proper insertion of a facial implant requires extensive knowledge of facial anatomy and structural proportions, and should only be performed by a skillful and experienced plastic surgeon, such as Dr. Wright A. Jones and Dr. Sabine Lovell. Our plastic surgeons take pride in keeping abreast of the latest advances in the field of cosmetic facial surgery, and have helped many of their patients optimize their facial symmetry, and create more balanced facial proportions with facial implant surgery at their private practice in Atlanta, Georgia.
FACIAL IMPLANT PROCEDURE
Facial implant surgery is performed under general anesthesia in an outpatient setting, and typically lasts between 1-2 hours, unless it is performed in conjunction with other facial rejuvenation procedures. The cheek, jaw, and chin implant surgeries require similar surgical patterns and techniques, beginning with a small initial incision placed close to where the implant will be inserted (typically in a facial crease or inside the mouth), followed by the creation of a pocket within the facial tissue. Once the pocket has been created, Dr. Jones or Dr. Lovell will insert the implant, position it appropriately, and then close the incision with sutures.
After closing the incision, the plastic surgeon will use surgical tape or bandages to secure the implant’s position, as a means of preventing the implant from shifting in response to facial swelling during the first few days of your recovery period. Most facial implant patients are able to gradually return to their normal schedules approximately one week after surgery.
CONTACT MUSE PLASTIC SURGERY
At Muse Plastic Surgery, Dr. Jones and Dr. Lovell focus not on changing the core aesthetic components of their patients, but rather on using cosmetic enhancement procedures to help them become the absolute best that they can be. Our plastic surgeons stay up to date with the latest developments and technological advances in the field of cosmetic facial surgery, and they utilize these cutting edge techniques to ensure naturally beautiful results and the safest possible facial implant procedures for their patients.
Dr. Jones and Dr. Lovell believe in the importance of having well-informed patients, and will take the time to explain all of your cheek and/or chin augmentation options and procedural details so that you feel completely comfortable about your surgery. If you would like additional information about having your facial implant procedure performed at Muse Plastic Surgery, please do not hesitate to contact our office today. We look forward to speaking with you, and to scheduling your initial consultation with Dr. Jones or Dr. Lovell.