Patients with a small chin or cheekbones may choose to augment their facial contours with surgery. A chin implant can bring more definition to the chin and jawline. Additionally, chin implants are commonly used in conjunction with rhinoplasty a more balanced appearance and improved harmony between the nose and face. Similarly, cheek implants result in enhanced contour of the midface with more youthful facial proportions.
Patients who are not yet ready to choose surgical implants may opt for other treatments. In some cases, dermal fillers can give significant improvement with little to no downtime.
Facial Augmentation Options
Dr. Andrea Garcia and Dr. Josh Surowitz are experienced facial plastic surgeons who assess each patient individually and create a plan intended to provide augmentation where desired, while also preserving and improving facial proportions. Cheek implants are inserted through a very small incision made inside the mouth, behind the upper lip, resulting in no visible external scar formation.
The incision for a chin implant is camouflaged in the submental crease. Chin and cheek augmentation may be performed separately, together, or as part of a larger combination of aesthetic procedures, and patients find that results are immediately visible. Though some swelling and bruising will be apparent, it will fade in the months after the procedure. Patients who are not yet ready to choose surgical implants may opt for other treatments. In some cases, dermal fillers can give significant improvement with little to no downtime.