Facial Implants / Cheek & Chin Augmentation
Change the basic shape & balance of the face using carefully styled implants to build up a receding chin, add prominence to cheekbones, or reshape the jaw line. Implants may be made of natural or artificial material. Fat grafting may be used as a natural tissue alternative to facial augmentation in certain individuals.
30 minutes to 2 hours.
Local with sedation, or general usually outpatient.
Temporary discomfort, swelling, bruising, numbness and/or stiffness. In jaw surgery, inability to open mouth fully for several weeks.
Shifting or imprecise positioning of implant, or infection around it, requiring a second operation or removal. Excess tightening & hardening of scar tissue around an artificial implant (capsular contracture), causing unnatural shape.
1/3 Intensity at 3 weeks, 2/3 Intensity at 6 weeks, Full Intensity at 8 weeks.
2 to 4 weeks.
Moderate/Significant 4 weeks, Subtle (Mild) 2 to 3 months, all of which are dependent upon extent of procedure(s).
Duration of Results:
Permanent with implants. Fat grafting may require several treatment sessions.
1st 3 to 5 days / 2nd Visit 10 to 14 days Anticipated office visits: 3 to 5 the first 3 months, 6 months then yearly.
4 to 5 days.
Eat soft foods for or 7 days.
Ibuprofen or Narcotics.
Back to work 7 – 10 days.
$4,100 to $5,400.
“Thank you for such a good and smooth operation! Please keep up the excellent bed-side manner and concern for the patient and family–you will be blessed with a great life.” RG
“Thank you for taking such concern and care for me — I’m very pleased with my results. You listen to the patient and that means a lot. Your staff is wonderful and everyone made my surgery go smoothly. I had very little pain or discomfort and attribute this to post-op plan and your fantastic skills. I appreciate you very much!” KM