It’s rare to be born with perfectly symmetrical features and an ideally proportioned face. However, individual facial features can have a significant impact on your overall appearance. One of the best ways to achieve a more balanced look is by using cheek and chin implants. Even the most subtle enlargement or reshaping can completely transform the face and reduce signs of aging.
Here at The South Florida Center for Cosmetic Surgery, our Board Certified Doctors can combine your cheek and chin shaping with other procedures, such as facelift, eyelid lift, forehead lift, or neck lift. The result is improved facial balance and harmony and an overall rejuvenated appearance.
Both cheek and chin implants are inserted through small incisions in the face, and the procedure typically takes about 60-90min
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- Results from this procedure can create more prominent cheekbones and a more defined chin.
- Implants can restore harmony to the face and offset larger features, so they appear more balanced.
- Signs of aging, such as a decrease in facial volume and sagging, can both be improved with chin and cheek implants.
- Implants can be coupled with other procedures, such as a facelift or eyelid lift, to enhance your results.
The cost of cheek or chin implants varies, depending on the patient and whether or not they receive any supplementary procedures. In total, you can expect to pay between $3,000 and $5,000 for cheek or chin implants. The South Florida Center for Cosmetic Surgery is committed to helping our patients find the most convenient payment method for their procedure.
We work with three third-party financing companies to offer flexible payment plans with instant approval based upon your credit score. And, through our network of experienced physicians and vendors, and our agreements with competitive lenders, we’re confident that we can find a
payment option that suits your lifestyle.
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The Cheek Implants Process
During your initial visit, expect to provide your complete medical history, including all your medications, allergies, and previous surgeries. You’ll also undergo an extensive physical exam and blood tests before your surgeon takes photographs to aid in planning and performing your cheek and chin shaping. Finally, you’ll receive important instructions to prepare for treatment as
well as a realistic explanation of the results you can expect to achieve.
Surgery for cheek and chin implants can be coupled with additional procedures, and they are performed under general anesthesia. Cheek implants are inserted through small incisions inside the upper lip directly under the cheekbones. Chin implants inserted either through a tiny incision underneath the chin or through an incision inside the lower lip. In both cases, once the implants are firmly in place, your surgeon will close the incisions with either dissolvable or traditional stitches and then apply a dressing to swelling.
You may experience some pain and discomfort upon waking up from anesthesia. Our goal is to keep you as comfortable as possible. So, your surgeon will provide you with medication to relieve any pain or soreness. For the first few days after your procedure, your activities and diet will be restricted. Black and blue marks may also be visible around your chin and neck so plan your clothing choices with that in mind.
Your surgeon will give you very specific instructions regarding dental/oral hygiene, eating a soft food diet, sleeping positions, and activity restrictions. However, patience is key, and giving your face a chance to heal is extremely important. Most patients return to their usual activities in one week and avoid activities that could jar or bump the face for up to six weeks.
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When coupled with a facelift, cheek implants are inserted through the facelift incision. However, if the procedure is performed alone, the implants are placed inside the upper lip directly below the cheekbones. Alternatively, an incision may be made inside your lower eyelid, where your surgeon can form a pocket to insert the implant.
Chin shaping can be performed with the implant inserted either through a tiny incision underneath the chin or through an incision inside the lower lip. Your surgeon will explain before your surgery which incision will be better for you. After the incision is made, a small pocket will be created beneath the skin, fatty tissue and muscle to hold the implant securely against the jaw.
During your consultation, you will be given specific directions to help you prepare for your procedure. Instructions generally include cautions about taking certain medication and drinking alcohol, the shaving process and the use of antibacterial soap. Your surgeon will also perform a complete physical examination, take blood tests, and take photos of your face to aid in planning and performing your cheek and chin shaping. The photographs become a permanent part of your patient record and are taken before and several months after your procedure.
Cheek shaping usually takes between 60 to 90 minutes. Similarly, chin shaping can take anywhere from 45 to 60 minutes. Procedure times vary, depending on the patient.
Yes. Cheek and chin implants do not require a major recovery process. However, it is necessary that you have someone to pick you up after the procedure, take you home, and stay with you for at least 24 hours.
Most people return to their normal activities after about a week. However, activities that could jar or bump the face should be avoided for up to six weeks.
Patient pictures are showing Before and After results are actual patients – Individual results vary. Client Testimonials are based on personal experience and are the opinion of individual clients. Any claims made on this website are intended to provide information about procedures provided here. Realistic Individual results will be discussed with you based on your information with an initial consult with a doctor or health care professional provided for your free consultation. The information provided is NOT intended as medical advice and is for your general knowledge only.