Facial Implants

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What you need to know about Facial Implants in Miami

Facial Implants are used to improve and enhance facial structure: they can add proportion to facial traits and balance the overall appearance. Placing of face implants can be done in the chin, jaw or cheeks. Facial implants in Miami improve the overall look of your face, its structure and symmetry.

Chin implants

Chin implants are used to achieve overall facial balance. The size and shape of a chin can greatly affect one’s profile. Chin surgery is often recommended at the time of a Rhinoplasty to balance facial proportions.

What is chin augmentation? What are the implants made of?

Chin augmentation is a surgical procedure where surgeons make use of implants to create a stronger chin or give the chin a more symmetrical shape. Chin implants in Miami are made of solid silicone that is inserted through a small incision in your chin.

Chin implant surgery

During your chin implant consultation, your doctor will go over any queries you have. The procedure and what to expect afterward will be explained.

During chin implant surgery, light anesthesia is used while making the incisions. These incisions are made either inside the mouth or under the chin. The implants are then inserted and can be screwed to the base of the jawbone to permanently structure it.

You may experience swelling and a little discomfort after your chin implant. If the stitches are placed on the inside of your mouth, your food intake may be limited to non-solid foods until they are removed or completely dissolved.

Chin Implant Surgery Recovery

Your chin needs to adjust to its new structure and heal completely. The recovery time after a chin implant can therefore take up to four weeks. This leaves enough time for any swelling and discomfort to subside.

What are the risks of chin augmentation?

The risks when having a chin implant include:

  • Pooling of fluids or blood below the surface of the skin around your cheek; and
  • Chin numbness from severe nerve damage.

How long does chin implants last?

If the implants are correctly screwed into place, it can last your entire life. If any further surgery is needed to reach the desired results, these procedures will also benefit the overall lifespan of your implants.

Cheek Implants and Cheek Augmentation

Cheek implants are used to define cheekbones and give a more youthful appearance. Your surgeon may recommend this procedure in combination with other facial surgeries such as a facelift or eyelid surgery.

With realistic expectations, these procedures can enhance one’s appearance and boost self-esteem.

What is cheek implants? What are the cheek implants made of?

Cheek implants were originally used as a method of correcting birth defects.  Today it is used to enhance and correctly structure the cheeks. Typically, cheek implants are made of hard silicone. However, depending on your individual needs other materials may be used or injected into the cheek.

Cheek Augmentation Surgery

During your cheek augmentation consultation at Miami Plastic Surgery:

  • Your medical history will be discussed;
  • You will have the chance to discuss any queries you have about the surgery;
  • Your doctor will walk you through every step of the procedure; and
  • Helpful advice for a speedy recovery will be given.

The surgery involves the following:

  • a surgeon will make a small incision in your hairline, your mouth or below your eyelid;
  • The implants will easily be put into place through the incision;
  • The implants will be screwed into place for optimum results.

Cheek Augmentation Recovery

You may experience numbness around your cheeks after the surgery that will last for about 2-3 months. There may also be a level of discomfort for 5-7 days. During this period, the swelling in your cheeks will go down and any pain you have felt will begin to subside.

What are the risks of cheek augmentation?

The risks of having cheek augmentation include:

  • Numbness of the cheeks;
  • Pooling of excess fluid below the surface of the cheek skin; and
  • The implants can shift, needing further surgery to fix it.

How long does cheek implants in Miami last?

Cheek implants, if inserted correctly, can last a lifetime. If the implants are screwed into place, the chance of you needing any additional surgery is very slim.

Your Facial Implant Consultation

During your initial consultation, you will meet with the plastic surgeon and staff. Your previous surgeries, your medical history, medication you are presently taking and your overall physical and emotional health will be reviewed. Your skin quality will also be evaluated. Photographs may be taken for your medical record. Your surgeon will determine what you benefit from most and whether or not additional procedures will be necessary for you to achieve your desired results. Recovery time, risks and limitations associated with surgery will also be discussed. The doctor’s patient coordinator will review surgical costs and scheduling with you.

Why you should choose the chin and cheek implant surgeons at Miami Plastic Surgery

When coming to Miami Plastic Surgery for facial cheek or chin implants, you can rest assured that you will leave our facility satisfied. You will love the end results!

Please give us a call should you want to book a consultation for facial implants in Miami.

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