Cheek and Chin Surgery
Cheek and Facial Implants
An individual’s facial appearance derives, first and foremost, from the skeleton. Skin stretches over the underlying bone structure, which creates the essential shapes for each person’s face. Sometimes bones in one area are not balanced or prominent enough for the other facial elements. In these cases, facial implants can be used to contour certain features, including the chin, cheeks, jaw and nose. Sometimes facial implant surgery is conducted at the same time as face lifts, nose surgery or other procedures treating the same area of the face.
The procedure for all facial implants is generally the same. The surgeon makes small incisions near the area being treated and in natural folds or creases that will hide any scars. The surgeon chooses from a variety of types and sizes of implants that best match the individual’s needs. Fine sutures are used to close the incision. Most facial implant surgeries take between 1 and 2 hours to complete.
The incisions are bandaged or taped for a day or two. Most patients return to normal activity within 10 days to two weeks. There is the possibility of infection following any surgery. Your surgeon will likely prescribe antibiotics to avoid infection in addition to any pain medication. Bruising and swelling is common for the first few days following surgery. You may also be advised to limit some types of physical activity for 4 to 6 weeks following the surgery.
Some people are dissatisfied with the appearance of their chin because it is not prominent enough and appears “weak,” is too prominent, or is simply disproportionate to the rest of the face. Chin surgery offers an alternative for reshaping and balancing the chin. It is often coupled with nose surgery, face lifts, or other facial plastic surgeries in order to optimize the balance of facial features.
There are two primary types of chin surgery: 1) chin augmentation, which builds up and expands the chin, and 2) chin reduction, which reduces the size of the chin’s projection. In chin augmentation, a surgeon makes a small incision in the natural crease under the chin or in the mouth. Tissue is gently stretched and a synthetic implant is inserted. In chin reduction, a small incision is made under the chin in or in the mouth. The surgeon reshapes the chin by either sculpting or repositioning the bone and soft tissue. If required, liposuction may be used to remove excess fat. In both cases, fine sutures are used to close the incision. Chin surgery generally takes between 1 and 3 hours.
The surgeon applies a dressing on the area, which is left in place for one or two days. Eating and chewing is restricted for the first few days following surgery, requiring soft food or a liquid diet. Patients may experience some swelling and bruising after the surgery as well as mild tenderness. These symptoms generally subside over the course of 2 to 6 weeks. Most patients are able to return to normal activity within 10 days to 2 weeks. However, there may be some limits to physical activity for 4 to 6 weeks following the surgery.
There is the possibility of infection following any surgery. Your surgeon will likely prescribe antibiotics to avoid infection in addition to any pain medication. Bruising and swelling is common for the first few days following surgery. In rare cases, an implant may shift or become unaligned, requiring a second, corrective surgery.
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My passion to serve people is born out of what I believe about making a difference in others. I believe that cosmetic surgery is not just about what is on the outside, it is about the whole person. As people come to me to make changes physically their body, face, breasts or skin, I have the opportunity to not only help change the way they look, but also to help give them more confidence, a greater sense of self worth, and often a new outlook on life. This is a tremendous motivator to me to help people. I believe that as I help our patients they in turn make a difference in someone else.
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