Facial implants may be used to augment or create symmetry in the cheeks, chin, or jawline. Cheek implants may be used to add prominence to the cheek bones while a chin implant can improve a weak or undersized chin. This is a fairly simple plastic surgery procedure. Good candidates for cheek or chin implant procedures include healthy men and women who are looking to improve a lack of volume in the cheek, chin, or jaw area.
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The Facial Implants procedure
Dr. Schwartz performs cheek and chin augmentation procedures in an outpatient surgical center using IV sedation or general anesthesia. The surgery takes about one to two hours to complete. Hidden incisions are used, typically located inside of the lower lip or just beneath the chin for chin implants or inside of the upper lip or on the lower eyelid for cheek implants. Once the incisions are made, the implant is inserted beneath the skin.
Swelling and bruising may occur after cheek or chin augmentation. Patients may have some difficulty with facial movements at first, and any discomfort can be treated with medication. Dietary restrictions may be necessary for incisions made on the inside of the mouth. The stitches are usually removed within five to seven days. Work and other normal activities can also be resumed at this time.
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Facial Implants FAQ
Cheek implants are implants which can be inserted into the cheek area to add prominence to the cheek bones.
Chin implants are implant which can be inserted into the chin area to improve a weak or undersized chin.
Healthy men and women who are interesting in improving a lack of volume in the cheek, chin, or jaw area may be good candidates for a chin or cheek implant procedure.
During the consultation with Dr. Schwartz you will discuss what it is that you dislike about your cheeks or your chin and what you hope to achieve through surgery. The treatment area will be examined, a thorough medical history taken, and your options discussed. All details of the cheek or chin implant procedure will be explained and any questions or concerns that you may have will be addressed.
Facial implants can be made from a variety of materials including solid silicone, silastic, polyethylene, Gore-Tex, and other materials. They also come in different shapes and sizes so they can be customized to the patient.
Dr. Schwartz performs chin and cheek implant procedures at an outpatient surgery center.
Dr. Schwartz performs chin and cheek implant procedures using IV sedation or general anesthesia.
Once anesthesia is administered, incisions are made which are hidden. For chin augmentation, the incision may be located inside of the lower lip or just beneath the chin. For cheek augmentation, the incision may be made inside of the upper lip or on the lower eyelid. The implant is then inserted through the incision, positioned, and the incision is closed.
Facial implant procedures usually take one to two hours to perform.
The incisions for cheek implants may be located inside of the upper lip or on the lower eyelid. The incision for chin augmentation may be made on the inside of the lower lip or just beneath the chin .
Facial implant procedures involve small, hidden incisions which will result in well-concealed, imperceptible scars.
There can be some discomfort after a cheek or chin implant procedure and facial movement may be stiff at first. Discomfort can be managed with medication.
Patients can expect some swelling and bruising after undergoing a cheek or chin implant procedure. Facial movements may be stiff at first, and any discomfort that patients experience can be managed with medication. Dietary restrictions may be necessary, particularly when incisions are made inside of the mouth. The stitches are removed within five to seven days. Work and other normal activities can usually be resumed at this time.
Patients can usually return to work and other normal activities within five to seven days after the chin or cheek implant procedure.
The stitches are removed within five to seven days after the cheek or chin implant procedure.
As with all types of surgery, there are potential risks associated with cheek and chin implant procedures and these may include adverse anesthesia reactions, capsular contracture, implant shifting, infection, unnatural shape, and the need for additional surgery.
Cheek and chin implant procedures that are performed for cosmetic reasons are generally not covered by insurance. When performed for medical purposes or out of necessity, some degree of coverage may be available. Patients should consult with their own insurance carrier.
There are financing options available for many plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery procedures.
Why choose Dr. Schwartz?
- Dr. Michael Schwartz is certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and American Board of Otolaryngology.
- MD from Baylor College of Medicine, where he completed his General Surgery Residency at Beth Israel Medical Center and ENT Residency at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center.
- He is also a fellow of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and the American College of Surgeons.
- Dr. Schwartz is an active staff member with Good Samaritan Medical Center, West Palm Beach, Florida.
- He has over 30 years of experience as a surgeon and is extensively trained in the latest advancements in facial plastic surgery.
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