Facial implants are designed to augment or enhance your physical features and make you look even better. Although all the areas of your face can be enhanced through implants, it is more common to get this treatment in the jaw, chin, and cheeks. So, if you have a weak jaw, small chin, or un-contoured face, here are the three facial implants the best Peoria oculofacial plastic surgeon can provide you.
What Are Facial Implants?
Facial implants are specially designed solid silicone materials placed under the skin on different parts of your face to augment your appearance. They are usually compatible with your tissues to provide a more natural look and prevent infection. When you visit your plastic surgeon, they usually make incisions in the treatment area, add the implants, and seal the wound with absorbable stitches or sutures.
Expert surgeons can make the implant procedure as comfortable as possible, cutting your recovery time significantly. As mentioned, facial implants are not supposed to change your appearance completely. They are meant to complement and enhance how you look. The most popular facial implants are:
As the name suggests, jaw implants are usually placed in the jaw area of your face. They are designed to widen the lower third of your face and treat a weak jaw. Most people define a weak jaw as one that is indistinct from the neck, not well defined, or that does not require angle but slopes from the ear to the chin.
Jaw implants are usually inserted between your cheek and the bottom of your gums to change your jawline’s volume subtly. The treatment can make the lower part of your face more striking, enhancing the appearance of your entire face.
Chin implants are made to increase the projection and size of your chin. Many patients seek chin implants when their chin is disproportionate to their mid-face and forehead. For example, a recessed or small chin can make it appear like your lower face is disappearing into your neck, even when you have a normal BMI. It is less distinct than other features on your face.
Like jaw implants, chin implants are inserted into the inside of your mouth. Your surgeon usually adds them through the bottom of your chin or lower lip. The result is a stronger chin, longer face, and a balanced profile with proportional upper, mid, and lower facial areas.
Cheek implants are ideal for patients with thin cheekbones or sunken cheeks. They are designed to improve the contrast between your cheeks and the rest of your face by enhancing the projection of your cheekbones. Additionally, cheek implants can add volume to flat or recessed areas of your cheeks.
Cheek implants are usually inserted into the face through the inside of your upper lip of your lower eyelid though the latter is rare. Once inserted, they give the mid area of your face a more angular look and strengthen the appearance of your cheekbones.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with the way you look. But, if you wish to enhance some of your facial features to look even better, you should consider facial implants. Cheek implants can add volume to your face, while jaw implants give you more definition. Contact Arizona Ocular and Facial Plastic Surgery to discuss your facial implant needs with doctors William McLeish and Dustin Heringer.