Facial beauty is determined by the combination of facial features, proportion, and balance. Well-defined facial features that are balanced are considered a sign of beauty and facial implants are one of the few plastic surgery procedures that can successfully achieve these goals. Many individuals may feel sensitive towards a weak chin, flat cheek bones, a round face, a narrow jawline, or a pointed chin. With today’s advancements in facial implant technology, Dr. K Plastic Surgeon has provided his Los Angeles and Orange County patients with facial contouring procedures with the use of facial implants. Facial implants are made of biocompatible material and specially made and formed for each patient. The cheeks, chin, and jaw line are commonly requested areas for facial implants.
For individuals who wish to improve their cheek bone structure, a cheek or midfacial augmentation procedure performed with the use of facial implants can help achieve the look of high cheekbones. Dr. Kalantarian can provide cheek implants with subtle to dramatic results for an attractively natural, youthful appearance. The incision for cheek implants is generally made inside the mouth so that no scarring is visible. Alternatively, implants can also be inserted through small incisions in the lower eyelid. The procedure generally takes about an hour. This procedure is often performed in combination with a facelift or facial fillers.
Sometimes a certain facial feature is weak and undefined, making the whole face appear disproportionate. For many men and women who have a recessive chin, chin implants can correct the proportion, size, and projection to improve an individual’s overall appearance and profile. Chin Implants restore facial balance and harmony in the lower portion of the face by increasing the presence of a weak chin. Orange County Dr. K Plastic Surgeon may provide chin implants during the time of a Rhinoplasty for optimal results. The most common incision spot for chin implants is inside the mouth, in the crease where the lower lip joins the gums. It is also possible for chin implants to be inserted beneath the chin. A chin implant usually takes slightly less time than cheek implants, and surgery lasts approximately 30 minutes.
Jaw Line Implants
Men with a strong jaw line are viewed as more powerful, while a weak jaw is considered feminine. Many men decide to undergo jaw implants to increase the masculine appearance of their face. Incisions for jaw implants are made inside the mouth, at the back of the gum line. The procedure takes between 1 to 2 hours.
Depending on your particular procedure, your surgeon may decide on local anesthesia combined with a sedative or general anesthesia. Swelling usually diminishes within 3 to 4 months.