Chin implants correct a weak chin to improve the facial profile. Implants can also be used to fill in the hollowed area below the cheek bones that exist in some people.
ADD VOLUME AND CONTOUR TO YOUR CHEEKS OR CHIN
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 hollow. While there are some who are born with naturally high cheek bones, there are many trying to achieve that look through both non-surgical and surgical treatments that are designed to restore volume and definition. Implants can be placed surgically to address this issue or fillers can be injected to provide some augmentation as well.
What Are Facial Implants?
Facial implants are solid materials that are specifically formed and made of material that is compatible with human tissue.
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 chin or lack of cheek bone definition, then having facial implant surgery may be of benefit to you.
WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE LIKE?
The outpatient surgery is performed at a hospital with IV sedation. Cheek implants are placed through the upper part of the mouth and chin implants are placed through a small incision under the chin.
WHAT IS RECOVERY LIKE?
During recovery, bandages may be applied to the surgical sites to keep them clean and support the implant or implants in position while they initially heal. There normally is some swelling present, which gradually improves over time. Prescription pain medication may be used for any discomfort and the initial recovery period is about one week.
WHAT ARE THE RISKS AND COMPLICATIONS?
Like all other cosmetic surgical procedures, there are risks and complications that could happen after cheek or chin augmentation. These would include, bleeding, swelling, infection, nerve damage, and having the implant in a poor position.
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