The appearance of your face is determined by three basic components: skin, soft tissues and underlying facial bones. If the structure of your face is disproportionate — a recessed chin, an undefined jaw or flat cheeks — it can significantly affect your self image. Defined facial features, visible contours and natural angles that are proportionate all create structural balance in your face and a more attractive appearance.
If you are bothered by a small chin, weak jaw or lack of facial contour, plastic surgery with facial implants may benefit you. While any area of your face can be augmented with implants, the cheekbones, chin and jaw are the most common sites for facial implants. Facial implants bring balance and better proportion to the structural appearance of your face. They define your face by increasing projection and creating more distinct features.
Facial implants are specially formed solid, biocompatible materials designed to enhance or augment the physical structure of your face. The precise type and size of implants best suited for you requires an evaluation of your goals, the features you wish to correct and your surgeon’s judgment.
If symmetry among facial features is part of your goal, facial implants may be recommended to augment more than one facial region. It’s important to remember that all of our faces are asymmetric to some agree and your results may not be completely symmetric. The goal is to create balance and proportion. Your procedure may be performed alone, or as a complement to other facial contouring procedures such as nose or ear surgery.
can increase the size and projection of a chin that does not project in proportion with the forehead and mid-face. A small or recessed chin can also be described as one that seems to disappear into the neck of an individual of normal weight, rather than appearing as a distinct facial feature.
For a chin implant, the incision may be inside your mouth, along the crease that joins your lower lip and gums. An incision just beneath the chin is an alternative.
increase the width of the lower third of your face. Much like the chin, a weak jaw can be thought of as one that is not well-defined and distinct from the
neck, or one that slopes rather than angles from the ear to the chin. In some cases, both the chin and jaw can contribute to facial imbalance. These implants are generally placed through the mouth with incisions inside the mouth, further back along the jawline, at the crease where the inside of your cheek and gums meet.
increase the projection of the cheekbones. They add volume to areas which may be recessed or ﬂat.
The specific area to be augmented in the cheek determines where an implant will be positioned on the cheekbone. Cheek implants are most often placed through incisions in the mouth. When performed with other procedures, alternate incisions may be recommended including placement through an incision inside the lower eyelid or one within the hairline.
Your incisions will be closed with absorbable sutures or stitches that will be removed within 1-2 weeks following your surgery.
While the initial outcome of plastic surgery with facial implants is noticeable almost immediately, it will be obscured by visible swelling. In addition, facial movements may be temporarily restricted or impaired. These are common conditions. It may take several months for swelling to fully dissipate.
The final results of your facial implant surgery will be long-lasting, however the initial healing phase may include localized swelling, discoloration, numbness or discomfort.
For further information about facial implants, visit the American Society of Plastic Surgeons
or call our office at (212)472-8700 to schedule an appointment to speak with Dr. Monasebian today.
Dr. Monasebian and Park Avenue Plastic Surgery are committed to performing the highest quality care, which is why our office based surgical office is accredited by the Joint Commission. We also provide all aesthetic and reconstructive surgical procedures of the face, breast and body including: Facelift
, Forehead Lift and Browlift
, Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Lift)
, Rhinoplasty (Surgery of the Nose)
, Genioplasty (Surgery of the Chin)
, Lip Enhancement and Jaw Implants
, Cheek Dimples and Chin Clefts
, Neck and Facial Liposuction
, Removal of Skin Cancer and Skin Lesions
, Treatment of Facial Lacerations and Facial Fractures
, Scar Revision
, Cosmetic Revision of Previous Facial Surgery
, Corrective Jaw (Orthognathic) Surgery
, Facial Neurosurgery
, Facial Reconstruction
, Burns and Burn Reconstruction
, Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate
, Silicone and Saline Breast Implant Augmentation
, Breast Lift
, Breast Reduction
, Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia)
, Breast Reconstruction
, Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
, Liposuction and Liposculpture
, Brachioplasty (Arm Lift)
, Buttock and Thigh Lift
, Vaginal Rejuvenation and Labiaplasty
, Body Lifting and Contouring after weight loss and gastric bypass surgery
, and Tattoo Removal
. Non-surgical skin and laser procedures provided at Park Avenue Plastic Surgery include: BOTOX® and Juvéderm® Injections
, Chemical Peeling and Dermabrasion
, Dermasweep Microdermabrasion
, Laser Hair Removal
, Laser Skin Care and Mole Removal
, Skin Resurfacing
and Skin Retoning
, Face and Body Spider Vein Removal
, Surgical Hair Restoration
, and the Exclusive Vivité® Skin Care Line
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