In addressing facial concerns, chin and cheek augmentation are common options for plastic surgeons. The process essentially consists of tailoring a synthetic implant to provide the desired facial contours, creating a pocket beneath the skin, and inserting the implant. It is also possible to augment facial features with fat that has been harvested from another area of the body, treated and sterilized, and then reinjected into the desired location.
Reasons to consider Chin & Cheek Augmentation
The three most common reasons that our patients are interested in chin and/or cheek augmentation are:
To correct asymmetrical features. At the heart of our ideas of beauty is facial symmetry. Disproportionate or uneven features create a sense of being “out of balance” that can be disconcerting. Even the most beautiful individual features, if put together asymmetrically, will fall short of the aesthetic result you want and deserve. Chin and cheek implants can be subtly used to even out asymmetrical sides of the face for a more balanced, overall pleasing look.
For a more chiseled, striking appearance. High cheekbones and a defined jawline have long been beauty ideals, while a recessed chin and undefined cheekbones are associated with timidity or even weakness of character. Adding that extra definition to your cheekbones and/or chin can help make a striking first impression that will communicate confidence and stand out in people’s memories.
To mitigate the effects of aging on the face. Even the most beautiful, balanced, and defined facial features are vulnerable to the effects of aging. As we get older, it is common to notice a decrease in facial volume as our skin loses its collagen and begins to sag, pulled downward by gravity. Cheeks that were once full and youthful become hollow and sunken, and definition is lost in the facial features. Chin and cheek implants or fat grafting can help with these telltale signs of aging.
What to Expect from the Procedure
Your doctor will consult with you to determine the best method of keeping you comfortable during your chin or cheek augmentation. This may include general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. Once the appropriate medications have been administered, the necessary incisions will be made – typically, these will be positioned under the hairline or inside the mouth to avoid noticeable scarring. Then the incisions will be closed, and the results of the procedure will become apparent over the course of the next weeks, as your body heals and swelling dissipates.
Facial Plastic Surgery in Los Angeles
Your face is the first impression you make and the feature people remember you by, so don’t trust just anybody to bring you the aesthetic results you want and deserve. Nassif MD Plastic Surgery is well-known and highly regarded within the plastic surgery profession. Dr. Nassif has published multiple peer-reviewed articles, and has performed a number of high-profile procedures that have been featured on television. For plastic surgery you can trust, delivered with confidence and precision, contact us to schedule your initial consultation today.