Chin and Cheek Implants
Before & After Photo Gallery of Chin and Cheek Implants
Chin and cheek implants may be used to correct volume and structural deficiencies of the face and complement other facial cosmetic procedures. Digital facial imaging helps visualize the facial appearance change which may occur, permitting a preview of how your face may appear following the procedure. Chin implants help correct a receding chin and improve the profile.
As one ages, facial volume is lost. The pattern of loss is predictable and is due to specific loss of known facial fat pads. This volume loss starts at age 18 and continues throughout life. Chin and cheek implants replace lost volume, helping to restore a younger appearance. They can also add to deficient size of the cheeks or chin, restoring a more normal facial appearance.
This is a diagram of the fat pads of the face showing their shrinkage and disappearance as one ages.
Chin implants complement rhinoplasty or nasal recontouring. Dr. Burke places these implants through the mouth (intraoral) , hiding your incisions and avoiding external scars.
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Dr.Burke has also developed a nonsurgical method of chin augmentation or lifting. This can give you an immediate result. Often those who have a weak chin also have extra fat and volume in the front portion of the neck. This can be treated at the same time.
Here is a patient treated with the combination of an immediate chin augmentation or lift (nonsurgically) and Kybella. This result is approximately 3 weeks following outpatient treatment. She returned to work immediately following treatment.
Cheek implants help replace lost cheek volume. This lost volume makes one look older as facial skin begins to sag and skin folds deepen. Volume enhanced cheek contour helps minimize the appearance of facial asymmetry and correct many of the facial signs of aging. A recent option that Dr.Burke uses is replacement of cheek volume by a more permanent filler, Bellafill, avoiding surgery. This simple injection procedure can be completed during your lunch break.
Cheek volume replacement complements other facial cosmetic procedures such as rhinoplasty, facelift, eyelid lift, and forehead lift. It also helps complete the Silhouette Instalift, a scarless facelift for those wishing to avoid invasive surgery.
Who is a Candidate (Chin implant)
- If you have a receding chin.
- If you have a chin that looks too small in comparison with other facial features.
- Desire for increased chin prominence.
Who is a Candidate (Cheek implant)
- If you have a desire for more prominent cheek contour.
- If you have noticeable facial asymmetry.
- If you have loss tissue volume in the mid facial area with sagging and unsupported soft tissue and skin.
- Both procedures are usually done on an outpatient basis under conscious sedation.
- Incisions are made inside the mouth, avoiding external scars.
- Biologically inert, pre shaped implants are placed next to the bone.
Recuperation and Healing
- The patient goes home with a pressure dressing placed over the area of surgery.
- Discomfort is usually controlled with oral medication.
- Sutures in the mouth usually dissolve.
- Additional procedures that may enhance the result are: facelift, eyelid lift, eyebrow lift, rhinoplasty, liposculpture of the neck, laser skin resurfacing.
- The specific risks and suitability of this procedure for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are rare.