Facial Implants (Genioplasty & Mentoplasty)
Facial implants are the cosmetic answer to facial structural imbalance, such as a weak chin or sunken cheekbones. It helps to balance your features so that none are over- or underemphasized.
Facial implants are usually made of solid silicone and are hypoallergenic. Implants are used to enhance the cheekbones and chin. A cheek augmentation (Genioplasty) uses facial implants under the skin to help improve the projection and fullness of the cheeks. A chin implant (Mentoplasty) surgically inserts an alloplastic implant to correct narrowness or under-development. Chin Incisions are often made in the mouth so there is no visible scarring.
Implants can also be used in conjunction with a facelift. Facial implant procedures take about an hour, and are usually performed under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis. Recovery time varies depending on the type of implant and the technique used for the procedure. Swelling and bruising can last for five days or more after surgery. If incisions are made in your mouth, you may be restricted to a liquid diet for a few days until the incisions close.