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.
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.