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Cheek and Chin Implants Overview

Cheek and chin implants are surgically placed and secured along the facial bones to enhance contours and add symmetry to your facial features. Whether you were born with a weak jaw line and undistinguished cheek bones or if your bone structure has lost volume over time, cheek and chin implants are a permanent option for your facial enhancement. Many people who choose to have nose surgery discover that they could also benefit from cheek or chin implants. Cheek and chin implants can add significant shape and form to your jaw and cheeks or can balance uneven features giving your face more dynamic structure.

Highly placed prominent cheeks bones and a strong chin are standards of beauty. Cheekbones and your jaw line, along with your nose, also create the outline of your profile. Choosing to enhance your face with one or both of these facial implants can dramatically improve the balance of your features, the contours of your face and your personal sense of attractiveness.

When you use 1800mySurgeon, you are assured of making an informed decision because all of our Board-Certified Surgeons are prescreened and continually monitored. The qualified patient coordinators at 1800mySurgeon are prepared to help you find Board-Certified Surgeons in your area, who specialize in cheek and chin implants, or we can provide a background check on any surgeon you choose.

Having Realistic Expectations for Cheek and Chin Implants

Having realistic expectations about how your looks will change and how those changes will affect your life is important. Disappointment may happen, especially if you believe surgery will fix your life problems, save your social life or your marriage, or cure depression. Having cheek and chin implants will help you look better. Being more attractive may boost your self-confidence, but that won’t change who you are or the way other people feel about you.

Questions to Ask Your Prospective Surgeon

Once you’ve made an appointment for a consultation, take the time to prepare a list of questions and concerns you want to address with your prospective surgeon. The consultation is your opportunity to assess the surgeon as much as it is their opportunity to determine your candidacy for the procedure. Take your time, be thorough and know that you are never required to commit to a procedure or a surgeon because you’ve had a consultation, even if the consultation is free.

There are different techniques for placing cheek and chin implants. Many surgeons have their own style and methods. You want to make sure that you choose a surgeon whose work you admire and who has experience with facial surgery. You will be able to see the outcome of some of their procedures by looking at before-and-after pictures. Some surgeons also use computer imaging to help you see how your surgery outcome may look. Keep in mind, computer imaging is an approximation and no surgeon can guarantee your results will look exactly like the image.

This list of information may help you compile your questions and may encourage you to do some further research on the many different aspects of cheek and chin implants:

  • There is no such thing as a perfect face. Make sure the surgeon listens closely to your desires for surgery. You may want to bring in pictures of faces you like to show your surgeon indicating what you desire.
  • Since the face should be proportional, listen to your surgeon if they offer advice about the size and shape of your implants.
  • Your surgeon may also suggest a nose surgery in combination with facial implants or as an alternative to facial implants to give your face the balance it needs.
  • Your surgeon may suggest neck liposuction in combination with chin implants to reduce a double chin or to further sculpt your jowls.
  • Let your surgeon know of any medications, herbal treatments or vitamins you take, and make sure to get a list of products to avoid before and after your procedure.

Make sure to speak to the anesthesiologist before you schedule a surgery, and inform them of any allergies or reactions you have to any medications. Make sure to tell both your surgeon and the anesthesiologist if you have any pre-existing medical conditions.

If you’re consulting with a surgeon from 1800mySurgeon, you can rest assured that you will be meeting with a qualified Board-Certified Surgeon. If you already have a surgeon in mind, we can also perform a background check before you schedule your consultation. Most importantly, always trust your instincts during the consultation. The success of your surgery will be based on how you feel about your surgeon, your surgery, your recovery and your result.

Cheek and Chin Implant Recovery

There can be pain associated with recovery from facial implants that can be easily alleviated with prescription medication. Depending on where your surgeon places the incisions, there can be swelling and bruising that will subside in a few days. Facial movements may be difficult for the first few days, and you may feel tightness around the implant areas.

Most implant patients are able to return to work in a week or so. Strenuous activities should be avoided for two weeks. Follow your doctors’ instructions for resuming exercise programs or for engaging in sports activities.

Cheek and Chin Implant Risks

Any surgical procedure carries certain risks and the possibility of complications.

During your consultation, you will want to ask your surgeon about the following risks:

  • Is there any risk of infection or allergic reaction to the implants?
  • What is the likelihood of the implant slipping and a revision procedure being necessary?

It is important to remember that no surgeon can guarantee your satisfaction with cheek and chin implants nor can they deny any risk factors. No matter how rarely risks occur, every surgery carries a certain amount of risk, and you have to decide for yourself if your potential desired result is worth the risk.

Long Term Results of Cheek and Chin Implants

Facial implants are permanent and will last a lifetime although your skin will continue to age. Taking good care of your skin will help to preserve your facial implant results.

Choosing Your Surgeon

At 1800mySurgeon, we are here to help you make an informed decision. One of the most important aspects for a successful outcome of your procedure is to choose the right surgeon; therefore all of our Board-Certified Surgeons are prescreened and continually monitored. We can help you find Board-Certified Surgeons in your area, who specialize in cheek and chin implants, or we can provide a background check on any surgeon you choose.