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Facial Implants (Cheek and Chin)
What are Facial Implants and who is a candidate?
We have spoken of rejuvenation of the face in terms of restoring the structure of the face to a more youthful state. But what if even as a young person the patient didn't have a strong enough chin or wanted higher cheekbones? In these cases one can use chin or cheek implants to add volume to an area that lacks it, and give the face a more balanced look. The impact of a well placed implant can be dramatic. For example, a person with a weak chin will have improved overall features with a chin implant, as it will be in better harmony with the overall facial structure.
What are the common areas of the face to get Facial Implants?
My chin looks too small for my face
The areas of the face we most commonly enhance with implants are the chin and the cheekbones. Less frequent areas are the angles of the jaw and nose.
What are Facial Implants made of?
We use two types of implants: silicone and porex. Solid silicone implants have a long track record. None of the complaints related to breast implants have been tied to facial implants. Because they are solid they do not leak. Porex implants, as the name implies, are porous like a sponge, but solid to the touch. Each have their advantages and disadvantages, and the patient should seek information from the surgeon as to which might be best suited for them. Implants also come in various sizes and shapes. This makes it possible to fine tune the type of 'look' you wish to achieve. For example, in the chin, it may be possible to get a more 'angular look' to the whole face by using a wider chin implant.
What is involved in Facial Implant surgery?
Implant procedures are usually performed under IV anesthesia in Dr. Rodriguez's AAAASF Accredited surgery center in Baltimore. Dr. Rodriguez uses only Board Certified Anesthesiologists. Recovery for facial implants is up to a week.
Can I get the facial implants at the same time as my Facelift surgery?
Yes, it is very common to combine the two procedures. Specific examples of combination procedures include: a mid facelift with a cheek implant, or a chin implant with a neck lift, will not only make a person look younger, but will improve the facial structure.
Facial Implants Before and After Photos
See our patient gallery of Facial Implants Before and After photos, all performed by Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez, a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with over 20 years experience. Please note that these patients have given written consent to use their photos at our web site. We are very grateful for their participation in patient education!
Call the Baltimore Office for Facial Implant Consult
To make an appointment with Dr. Rodriguez in our Baltimore office, call 410-494-8100.