What Every Patient Should Know About Chin & Cheek Implants

For many people, high cheekbones and a sleek jaw line seem like an impossible feat. Fortunately, this does not have to be the case, thanks to chin and cheek implants. With implants, you can change the contours of your face to achieve a photogenic and youthful appearance.

If you have been looking to enhance your profile and provide a sleek balance to your face, you might consider chin and cheek implants. This guide will help you determine if implants are a good choice for you.

Why Do Patients Want Chin & Cheek Implants?

Chin implants, also known as mentoplasty, help shape your facial symmetry. Implants can extend the chin, which can be beneficial if you feel your chin is not prominent enough. If your jaw lacks definition, implants can help bring different proportions to your face.

Cheek implants, or malarplasty, can augment the high or low part of the cheek, adding fullness to your face. If you feel your cheeks are too hollow, implants can round them out and create higher accents.

Ultimately, an implant is designed to enhance your appearance, but it will not change your overall look.

What Does the Implant Procedure Look Like?

For chin implants, the doctor will insert a small implant just in front of the jawbone. The doctor makes the incision through the mouth or below the chin.

When the doctor inserts cheek implants, he or she does so through the inside of the mouth, on the lower part of the cheek, or below the bottom eyelid. The placement is determined by the area of your face you wish to augment.

Both types of implants are meant to last for years to come, and the doctor does his or her best to ensure that the procedure leaves minimal scarring behind.

What Does the Implant Recovery Process Look Like?

Implant recovery may come with swelling. You will likely cover the impacted areas with bandages until they heal and are not prone to infection.

In the meantime, you will experience limited movement, meaning you should take some time off work to heal. When you lie in bed, keep your head elevated.

Your doctor will give you some oral medication, which can minimize the pain you experience.

How Can You Ensure You Have the Best Possible Implant Procedure?

Working with a board certified plastic surgeon is the best way to ensure you have implants you love. Dr. Lett will discuss expectations with you and answer any questions you may have about the procedure.

The Lett Center is dedicated to providing you with a rejuvenated and natural appearance. With our personalized care, you will feel better about yourself than ever before. Call our office today to set up a consultation with a surgeon who understands your goals.