Cheek and chin implants are a great way to enhance a facial profile, improving the overall proportion and balance of the face. With chin implants, we correct the symmetry of the face. Cheek implants, also known as malar augmentation, can add fullness and definition to the face. By utilizing permanent chin or cheek implants we can produce a rejuvenated, youthful facial profile.
Cheek implants come in various shapes and sizes. They are made out of both solid and semi-solid materials that have been used for years with outstanding success. If you’re considering cheek implants, or looking for more information make sure you consult a plastic surgeon who is board certified and specially trained in cheek implant procedures.
Chin and Cheek Implants: The Procedure
If cheek implant surgery is performed by itself, incisions are either made at the top of the upper lip, near the gum line, or on the outer cheek, below the lower eyelid. The implant is then inserted through these incisions into a pocket the surgeon will created in the tissue. In some cases, the implant may be attached to the bone with a small screw. The implants are placed on or below the cheekbones and the incisions are closed with sutures that the body absorbs.