Distinct facial contouring has long been regarded as an essential element in maintaining the balance and definition of your face. It is no secret that the presence of a strong chin and prominent cheekbones help to create aesthetically pleasing facial proportions and restore self-confidence in one’s physical appearance.
Thanks to advances in modern technology, it is easier than ever for men and women to permanently correct unbalanced facial features through the use of facial implants. Cosmetic facial implants are specially formed out of biocompatible materials, ensuring that patients safely receive a desirable outcome.
Many people do not genetically develop a strong and prominent chin and search for solutions to correct this problem. A chin augmentation, also known as genioplasty, is the best permanent option for correcting a weak or recessive chin and restoring facial balance. The implant material used is designed to carefully wrap around the contours of the existing bone structure of the chin to create a natural-looking and aesthetically pleasing result. Chin implants can usually be placed in a single surgical procedure. A very small incision is usually made beneath the chin or within the mouth to ensure an optimal and aesthetically pleasing outcome.
In some cases, cosmetic implants alone cannot correct a recessive chin and a more extensive surgical procedure called orthognathic surgery is required to correct the functional problem. During your initial consultation, your doctor will closely examine your facial structure to determine the treatment necessary to create a more prominent chin and enhance facial balance.
Prominent cheekbones create dynamic facial contours and add definition to the face. When cheekbones properly frame the eyes, one can achieve a more balanced and strong appearance. In addition, cheek augmentation can help to combat the natural changes in the face that are associated with aging. Cheek implants are also a popular choice among victims of facial trauma and individuals suffering from congenital defects which create undesirable facial balance.
The size and shape of your implants will depend on your current facial structure and the outcome you desire to achieve. Dr. Marashi or Dr. Ricciuti will critically examine your facial structure and recommend a treatment plan that will create the most aesthetically pleasing outcome. Many cheek implants can be placed in a single outpatient procedure and all incisions will be made within the mouth to ensure that you achieve the desired effect without visible scarring.
Occasionally, more than one surgical procedure is required in order to enhance the face to achieve a more balanced profile. It is not uncommon for patients who receive chin or cheek implants to also invest in a second cosmetic procedure such as neck liposuction or a facelift. Dr. Marashi and Dr. Ricciuti are experts in the structure of the face and jaw and will work closely with you to develop the treatment plan that will give you the best aesthetic outcome possible.