Sometimes, just a bit more contour to certain facial features can have a positive impact on the entire facial appearance. Chin implants can improve balance and definition in the chin while helping offset the appearance of a prominent nose. With chin augmentation, Dr. Ali Sepehr can help you attain your goals in a procedure that requires minimal recovery time.
A chin implant or facial implant is custom-selected to increase facial harmony without sacrificing natural-looking, elegant results. The procedure is commonly performed for men and women who feel they have a weak jawline, a recessed chin, or those who generally want to enhance their facial angles. Dr. Sepehr is committed to truly understanding your aesthetic goals to develop the best possible treatment plan for your needs.
- Facial Implant Benefits
- Facial Implant Candidates
- Chin Implant Procedure
- Facial Implant Recovery
- Facial Implant Results
- Facial Implant Cost
- Facial Implant Scars
- Facial Implant FAQ
What Can a Facial Implant Improve?
The primary goal of facial implants is to create a harmonious balance between the facial features for a more proportional appearance overall. A natural-looking outcome can typically be obtained through careful implantation from a qualified facial plastic surgeon with extensive experience in cosmetic enhancement. After a thorough discussion of your unique reasons and expectations for surgery, Dr. Sepehr can perform a facial implant procedure to improve:
- A weak or unpronounced chin or jawline
- Disproportion between the upper and lower face
- The appearance of a prominent nose
- A sloped (plunging) neck
While the facial dimensions in men and women are often quite different, Dr. Sepehr can optimize the procedure to augment the area of concern in a manner that enhances an individual’s masculine or feminine features. After an extensive examination of your facial anatomy, a personalized treatment plan that accounts for your unique needs can be created to ensure the desired contour is achieved.
Facial implants come in a variety of materials depending on the target area.
Am I a Candidate for Facial Implants?
Ideal candidates for facial implants are in relatively good health and are seeking long-lasting cosmetic enhancement. Individuals who smoke may not be good candidates for the procedure. Those with very little chin projection typically benefit greatly from facial implants. While this procedure can enhance the shape of the face and restore missing definition from certain features, it generally does not provide notable enhancement for skin laxity or facial wrinkling. Patients who wish to rejuvenate their appearance by smoothing fine lines and tightening sagging facial skin may be better served by a facelift, which can usually be performed in conjunction with facial implants, if necessary. During your consultation, Dr. Sepehr will listen to your aesthetic concerns and help determine whether facial implants would fulfill your surgical goals.
How is the Chin Implant Procedure Performed?
In addition to improving the contours and appearance of a recessed chin, chin implants can provide better aesthetic balance for patients who have a prominent nose. The implants themselves are made of a silicone elastomer, and are placed in front of the jawbone through an incision made inside the mouth or underneath the chin. The entire procedure can be performed in less than an hour as an outpatient.
Chin augmentation can be performed as an individual procedure, or it can serve as a complement to rhinoplasty or other aesthetic enhancement options for a more complete makeover.
What Can I Expect From the Facial Implants Recovery Period?
Patients who undergo surgery for facial implants can expect some degree of swelling during the first week after the procedure; however, this should fade quickly and any discomfort can typically be controlled with medication. Specific post-operative recovery information is dependent on both the area of treatment and the details of your treatment plan. Dr. Sepehr will provide after-care instructions personal to your procedure at the time of operation. In general, you may experience some difficulty talking and smiling for a few days after surgery, but this is only temporary. Many patients can resume normal daily activities within the first week; however, you should plan for at least one to two days of downtime.
How Long Does a Chin Implant Last?
Facial implants are designed to permanently augment the area of treatment; therefore, the outcome generally lasts for the long-term. Unlike enhancement with dermal fillers, facial implants do not fade over time and patients can expect lasting results. Although an implant can help highlight your facial features, the procedure does not stop the natural aging process. It is also important to note that some patients may not achieve their desired results with a single procedure, and follow-up surgery may be necessary. Dr. Sepehr will let you know what you can expect from the final results during your consultation. Reactions including swelling, bruising, numbness, or general discomfort are normal during the healing process. While the initial outcome may appear swollen or overcorrected, this should naturally subside during your recovery.
How Much Do Facial Implants Cost?
The cost of facial implants is personalized for each patient and an accurate cost estimate cannot be provided until your needs are evaluated in a consultation. While your cost range will include the surgical fees normally associated with cosmetic surgery (such as anesthesia fees, facility fees, etc.), the total price will also be informed by the unique details of your treatment plan, such as:
- The type of implant placed
- The surgical technique utilized
- The complexity of the procedure
The facial implant procedure is not usually covered by insurance. At OC Facial Plastic Surgery, we accept plastic surgery financing from CareCredit® and Prosper® Healthcare Lending for qualified patients. Upon approval, these trusted healthcare lenders offer an array of long- and short-term payment plans to accommodate one’s unique budget. Please don’t hesitate to call our office if you have any questions about the cost of facial implants or if you would like to speak with a friendly member of our team.
Will I Have Noticeable Facial Implant Scars?
All incisions placed during facial implant surgery are concealed within the natural creases and shadows of the face. After confirming your treatment plan, Dr. Sepehr can show you exactly where your scars are likely to appear so you know what to expect after the procedure. In general, scars from facial implant surgery are inconspicuous and undetectable to outside observers. Over time, scarring should also lighten and become even less prominent — particularly when patients use high-quality skin care products, take good care of their incisions during the healing period, and undergo periodic facial rejuvenation treatments like facials, peels, and laser skin resurfacing.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Where can facial implants be placed?
The most popular places for facial implants include features that may lack a natural angle, or areas that tend to lose volume or definition through the natural aging process. Patients typically desire chin enhancement most frequently, as it can enhance facial symmetry in a weak or undefined chin and jawline.
Are there any non-surgical alternatives to facial implants?
Those who are seeking temporary cosmetic enhancement or minimally invasive augmentation may find a solution to their concerns in the range of non-surgical treatments offered by Dr. Sepehr. With a liquid facelift, individuals can improve the appearance of wrinkles and creases while adding volume to the lips, cheeks, and other areas, depending on their unique needs. Additionally, an array of cosmetic injectable and dermal filler treatments—including JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC and JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA®—are designed to enhance volume in the mid-face and lips for contouring that requires no anesthesia, stitches, or downtime. When you meet Dr. Sepehr for your initial consultation, he can present various treatment options to you based on your desired aesthetic result.
If you would like more information on facial implants, please contact OC Facial Plastic Surgery.