When the word implants pops up in conversation most individuals immediately think of larger breasts. Who can blame them when breast enhancement surgery is the most popular body contouring procedure in the United States. While augmenting one’s curves has become quite common, it is certainly not the only use for silicone and saline based implants.
Facial implants have been on the market for more than thirty years. As with other cosmetic enhancement devices, there have been tremendous improvements in both the manufacturing of facial implants and the surgical techniques used to ideally insert and position them attractively.
The Newer Generation of Cheek and Chin Implants
Silicone remains one of the safest and most popular materials used for facial implants. It provides a very natural feel which makes it ideal for facial augmentation. Noteworthy are the variety of implant shapes and sizes which allow surgeons to deliver wonderfully contoured definition that is in proportion and aesthetic harmony with the rest of the facial features.
Cheek Implants: Choosing the Right Shape
There are three general shapes to cheek implants: malar, submalar, or combined. Malar implants, the most common shape, are placed directly on the cheekbones. The result is more projection to the cheekbones, providing a “higher” contour to the side of the face. In contrast, submalar implants are not placed on the cheekbones. They are intended to augment the midface, especially if the person has a gaunt or “sunken” appearance to this area. Combined implants or malar/submalar combination, are an Sextended implant intended to augment both the midface and the cheekbones.
Chin Implants: Choosing the Right Size
Also available in a variety of shapes and sizes, chin implants can be used to enhance the chin and jawline. Of highest importance with this procedure is a 3-dimensional expertise that considers how the implant with augment facial features from both a front and side (profile) view.
Why Have Facial Implants Become So Popular?
When you view the pages of your favorite glossy magazines and gaze upon the perfectly contoured cheeks, chins and jawlines of your favorite models or celebrities it is more than likely esteemed beauty has been enhanced with a facial implant alone or in conjunction with additional facial cosmetic surgery. Consider What Facial Implants Can Do for You
1. Facial Implants erase years of age from your appearance
2. Facial Implants restore lost volume returning a youthful fullness to your cheeks, chin and jawline
3. Facial Implants can be used to shape sunken cheeks due to age and / or genetics
4. Facial Implants can add definition and character to your chin and jawline.
5. Facial Implants involves minimally invasive surgery
6. Facial Implants are a great option for men & women of all ages & stages
7. Facial Implants achieve wonderful – long-lasting, natural looking results
A Minimally Invasive Procedure
Cheek and chin implants are a minimally invasive procedure usually requiring only local anesthesia and one hour to perform. Because the implant is inserted on the inside of the mouth, there is no visible scar following surgery.
Cheek – An incision is made in the patient’s lower eyelid or inside the mouth.
Lower jaw – This implant is placed inside the lower lip. .
Chin – A chin implant is placed to the lower lip or under the chin.
Am I a Candidate for a Cheek or Chin Implant?
If you are dissatisfied with the contours of your face due to age or hereditary factors such as sunken cheeks or a receding jawline you will probably benefit greatly from the improvement that facials implants can provide to your appearance. At Nova Surgicare we always recommend that patients schedule a consultation with Dr. Hamrah in order to make an informed decision about the cosmetic services that will best achieve their desired results.
During your consultation, Dr. Hamrah will take into consideration the shape, proportion, and aesthetic harmony of your face, your age and your aesthetic goals and then provide you with one or more viable cosmetic solutions.