High cheekbones and a strong jaw line have a long history of allure. Along with the eyes, the cheekbones and jaw line form the most photogenic aspects of the face. Chin and cheek implants are a great way to enhance a facial profile by improving the overall proportion and balance of the face. Utilizing permanent chin and cheek implants can provide a rejuvenated, youthful facial profile.
Some of the reasons for considering a Chin or Cheek Implant (Mentoplasty) are to:
With chin augmentation surgery, an implant is inserted in front of the jawbone in order to augment the chin or jaw. A small incision is made inside the mouth to allow the implant to be positioned in a pocket just under the skin. An alternate location for this incision is below the chin (on the outside). Chin surgery is commonly performed along with Rhinoplasty (nose surgery). With cheek augmentation, incisions are made either inside the mouth, through the lower cheek, or directly below the bottom eyelid on the high cheek. Cheek surgery is often performed in conjunction with a facelift procedure. Both chin and cheek implant procedures normally last from 30 minutes to one hour.
Suture lifts and Contour Lifts are straightforward, minimally invasive treatments to lift the tissues of the neck, the eyebrow and most commonly the cheek area. Both procedures can be performed at the clinic with the use of local anesthetic and mild sedation alone. Each takes about 1 to 1 ½ hours to perform and most people can return to work in 2 to 3 days.