Would you like to improve the contours of your face and chin? Dr. Manuel Peña at Peña Plastic Surgery in Naples, FL offers women and men facial implants, including chin and cheek implants. Facial implants are used to augment contours and are used to strengthen the chin and jaw line and to add dimension and shape to the cheekbones.
During your consultation, Dr. Peña will discuss your facial sculpting goals and recommend the appropriate implant to achieve your goals. All implants used are made from medical-grade porous plastic and come in a variety of sizes and styles. The architecture of the pores mirrors that of bone and is quickly incorporated to the boney structures it placed in front of! Dr Peña often substitutes fat grafting instead of cheek implants because of the minimal downtime and risks as well as his expertise in getting excellent results with this technique. Dr. Peña advises patients that facial implants are safe and FDA-approved.
What is a Chin or Cheek Implant
Cheek implants, known as malarplasty are a cosmetic procedure designed to improve facial fullness and overall facial harmony. A chin implant, known as a mentoplasty is used to add definition to the chin and create a stronger chin and facial profile. In some cases, patients undergo nose surgery and a chin implant to achieve their facial rejuvenation goals.
Patients who are good candidates for a chin or jaw implant desire to:
- Improve their facial profile by enlarging and extending your chin.
- Add definition to the chin. Improve proportional aspects of your face.
- Augment the upper cheeks.
- Match a prominent nose even if a rhinoplasty is planned at same surgery.
Dr. Peña will recommend the appropriate size and discuss the results you can expect.
How is a Chin or Jaw Implant Performed?
Dr. Peña performs his chin and jaw implants in his office or in an outpatient surgical center. The facial implant surgery ranges from one to two hours and a local anesthesia with twilight sedation is given to the patient.* Dr. Peña begins the chin implant procedure by making a small incision under the chin. The implant is precisely placed onto the front surface of the chin bone. Tiny sutures are place at the incision site.
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How is a Cheek Implant or Facial Fat Grafts Performed?
The cheek implant procedure is similar to the chin implant procedure but the incisions placed within the mouth.
For the fat grafts: Fat is obtained (usually from the fat below your belly button) with a syringe and then it is processed to purify and compact it. It is then transferred to tiny syringes and it is injected with special blunt needles to the front surfaces of the cheek or chin bones to augment the size and projection of these structures.
Recovering From Facial Implant Surgery
After the chin or cheek implant surgery is completed bandages are placed around the face. Patients can expect some swelling are advised to elevate their head to reduce swelling.*Also, a liquid diet is recommended for a few days.
If you are considering a chin or cheek implant or facial fat grafting, schedule your consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Manuel Peña to discuss your goals and determine if you are a good candidate for facial implants. We look forward to welcoming you to Peña Plastic Surgery in Naples, FL where our team is excited to help you look and feel your best.
*Individual results may vary. Consult with Dr. Peña to see if you are a candidate.