Facial Implant Surgery (Chin Cheek implants)
Facial Implant Surgeons
(The following is general information: Consult with your plastic surgeon for more detailed complication risks – specific to your body, current health and exact chosen procedure)
Bruising is common
rare risk of:
infection, shifting or imprecise positioning of implant requiring a second operation or removal. Hardening of scar tissue around implant causing unnatural shape.
Facial implants (chin and cheek implants) in Canada
Facial implants are small silicone strips used to balance features of the face by being implanted into the cheek and/or chin.
Chin augmentation is a procedure that is gradually increasing in popularity. Much of the facial appearance and profile can be quite dramatically altered with chin augmentation. Ideal chin positions should be 1 – 2mm behind the furthest projection of the lower lip on women and at the furthest projection or slightly ahead of it in men. This of course has to be adjusted to individual parameters of varying facial features – especially the nose chin relationship. Chin augments can be performed in various manners. The simplest method is by placing an artificial implant over the chin bone either through an internal incision in the mouth or an external incision under the chin. Another approach without the use of implants is bycutting the chin bone surgically and advancing it forward. This can achieve similar results without the implant but generally involves more surgery and more healing.
Cheek Augmentation, like chin augmentation, is a procedure that has gradually increased in popularity over the last 10 years. Much of the facial appearance and profile can be quite dramatically altered with chin augmentation. The ideal cheek projection should be as far out as the cornea of the eyeball or slightly further. This of course has to be adjusted for individual facial parameters and personal preference. The surgery involves placement of an artificial implant over the cheek bone. This can be done by either an intra oral incision or an incision just below the eyelid margin.
The results of facial implants are instantaneous and can be enjoyed for many years to come. Different sizes and shapes can be chosen and care should be taken to discuss thoroughly with your Plastic Surgeon the best size and shape to fit you.
The surgery is usually done on an outpatient basis. After your surgery you will be asked to keep your head elevated to avoid increased swelling. You will feel discomfort and any pain can be controlled with medication. You can expect your face to be bruised, swollen and ache and this can last for a few weeks.
Your surgeon will give you specific recovery instructions but usually you will be asked to rest for the first week. You will probably be instructed not to participate in strenuous activities for 2 – 6 weeks.
The results can be seen immediately and become more prominent as swelling is reduced. It’s effects are permanent.