Cheek & Chin Implants
For centuries, well-defined facial features have been considered traits of physical beauty. Prominent cheek bones and a strong chin provide balance and definition. Possessing these features can even enhance your self-confidence. For those lacking these natural marks of distinction, make-up was their only alternative.
New Implants Provide Correction
Now, thanks to modern technology, there is a safe method to correct a receding chin and provide those high cheekbones sought after by men and women worldwide. Chin augmentation (mentoplasty) and cheek implants (malar augmentation) give Los Angeles and Beverly Hills residents a more vibrant and attractive look of distinction. These procedures can also benefit those with asymmetries or congenital defects. Chin implants are often recommended to patients undergoing nose surgery to achieve better facial balance. In patients 38-50 years old, cheek implants can improve the midfacial contour and restore sagging midfacial soft tissues, thus postponing the need for a facelift. For Los Angeles patients receiving a facelift, cheek implants can ensure longer-lasting results.
Safety of Chin and Cheek Implants
Facial implants have proven to provide a safe, predictable, low-cost, low-risk cosmetic surgical procedure. To date, millions of facial implants made from non-toxic materials such as silicone and expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) have been implanted, with no reported cases of allergic reaction. The implants, designed specifically for use in the midfacial cheek area and the chin come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. These implants can be custom-trimmed by your surgeon for a more natural fit.
Both chin and cheek implantation procedures can be performed on an out-patient basis. They can be performed using general anesthesia with the patient asleep, or using a local anesthesia to numb the treated area while the patient remains awake.