Facial Implants

Also known as chin implants or cheek implants.

Facial implants are designed to augment, reconstruct, or rejuvenate your facial contours. They are available in a wide range of sizes and styles and restore contour and/or proportion to your face. Facial implants can be used to augment your chin and jaw, to provide the sculpted cheekbones that you desire, or to supplement the tear trough area.

When to Consider Facial Implants

  • If you have a weak, receding chin and wish to make it more projecting and improve your jawline
  • If you wish to enhance the definition and fullness of your cheeks
  • If you wish to restore contour and proportion to your facial structures made deficient by aging
  • If you wish to correct facial asymmetry or deformities resulting from injury or congenital conditions

Pros

  • Corrects facial asymmetry and deficiencies especially in the chin, cheek or jaw
  • Does not require procedures on other parts of the body (such as fat grafting from one’s abdomen to add volume to one’s face)
  • Procedures are relatively quick to perform and have permanent results

Cons

  • Infection is possible, which could lead to implant removal
  • Contour abnormalities can occur if implants shift or become mal-positioned
  • Damage to facial nerves and musculature is possible

Am I a good candidate for facial implants?

The following are some common reasons why you may want to consider facial implants:

  • You have a weak, receding chin and wish to improve the appearance of your profile by increasing the projection of your chin
  • You have an undefined or weak jawline that does not help frame your face or distinguish your neck
  • You wish to enhance the definition and fullness of your cheeks
  • You wish to restore contour and proportion to your facial structure made deficient by aging
  • You wish to correct facial deformities resulting from injury or congenital conditions

There are many alternatives that can alter the structure of your face. Along with facial implants, your aesthetic plastic surgeon might also discuss options such as fat grafting, bone re-positioning, bone grafting and dermal grafting.