Michael Echavez

Cheek & Chin Implants in San Francisco

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Cheek implants can be used to augment the flattened appearance of the cheek bones. Chin implants correct a weak chin line to improve the facial profile. Implants can also be used to fill in the hollowed area below the cheeks that exist in some people as they age and in a condition known as lipodystrophy. Dr. Echavez offers chin implants in San Francisco and Seattle offices as well as Cheek Augmentation with implants and non-surgical Voluma.

There is generally some swelling over the area, but this begins to go down after about two to three days. The recovery period involved is about one week.

Add Volume And Contour to Your Cheeks or Chin with Implants

Full, defined cheeks are a universal sign of youth and beauty but over time the face loses fat which can cause the cheeks to become flat or even look sunken-in. While there are a few who are born with naturally high cheekbones there are many trying to achieve that look through both nonsurgical and surgical treatments that are designed to restore volume and definition to your cheeks.

What Are Facial Implants?

Facial implants are solid materials that are specifically formed and made of material that is compatible with human tissue. Facial implant surgery is designed to enhance the physical structure of your face through the precise placement of implants best suited to you and your goals.

One of the most popular choices for facial implant surgery is the cheeks. Cheek implants help project the cheekbones out more and add volume to areas that may be sunken in or flat.

Who is a Good Candidate for Cheek or Chin Implants in San Francisco?

A good candidate for cheek or chin implants is someone who is physically healthy, doesn’t smoke, and whose head and skull have reached physical maturity. If you are troubled by a weak jaw or a small chin then having facial implant surgery may be a huge benefit to you. Call our San Francisco or Seattle office for your evaluation appointment with Dr. Echavez.

What is the Procedure Like?

Before the surgery begins you will be put under anesthesia. Where an implant is positioned on the cheekbone or chinbone will be determined by the area that will be augmented. The implant is placed into the cheek or chin through incisions in the mouth. The initial outcome of cheek implant surgery is noticeable immediately after surgery although there will be visible swelling that could take months to go down.

What is Recovery Like?

During recovery bandages may be applied to the surgery site to keep it clean and support the implant in its position while it heals initially. During recovery your doctor will give you specific instructions about any medications you may need to take that can help aid you through the healing process and help prevent any infections from developing. You will also receive instructions about when you should schedule your follow up appointment and any concerns you should be aware of.

What are the Risks and Complications?

The decision to have facial implant surgery is an extremely important one. Like all other cosmetic surgery procedures there are risks and complications that could happen. The best thing you can do is research and fully understand any potential complications that could occur like:

  • Bleeding
  • Scarring
  • Infection
  • Poor incision healing
  • Damage to nerves, muscles, lungs and blood vessels
  • Allergic reactions
  • Change in skin sensation
  • And more.

Individuals with a weak cheek structure, a flat face or who have lost cheek contour due to aging or medical conditions can find relief in facial implant surgery since cheek implants can add body to cheeks that lack definition. It is a simple surgery with a short downtime making at a great cosmetic solution. Remember before you receive any cosmetic procedure you should always perform thorough research on both the procedure and the surgeon you choose.

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Facial Plastic Surgery and Cosmetic Surgery Offices: Patient office visits are scheduled every weekday except Thursday. Early evening appointments can be arranged on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Please contact us for appointment dates in the Seattle office.