Facial implants can be used for the reconstruction, reshaping or rejuvenation of the underlying facial framework. Though any facial area can be modified by the use of facial implants, the chin and cheek implants are the most common areas for facial augmentation.

The chin and cheek implants are to restore the lost volume of the face as a result of ageing process or weight loss. These implants also helps in improving the harmony of the facial features and also improve the outcomes of other facial cosmetic surgery such as chin implant can be used to create a balance with a small nose.

The chin and cheek implantation involves the placement of some synthetic substance deep inside the subcutaneous skin tissues and on the underlying bone. There are many different kinds of facial implants available. The choice of the facial implant depends largely on the prior experience of the plastic surgeon, desired appearance of patient and which will give the desired results.

There are many ways in which chin and cheek implants are different from the other cosmetic surgeries. There are multiple options available for cheek and chin implants. The procedure involves minimal surgical access and it often gives dramatic results. The incisions are generally made at the inconspicuous sites which allow minimal scarring. The procedure of cheek and chin implant surgery is often combined with other facial cosmetic surgery treatments like facelift or rhinoplasty to obtain optimal results.

Ideal candidates for facial cosmetic implant surgery

The patients who are 18 years of age or above with good physical health and realistic expectations can undergo the chin implant or cheek implants surgery. Ideally, cheek implants are for those who have hollow cheek structure due to genetics or due to ageing or people having the having a hollow look under their eyes and in mid face or patients who have undergone some trauma and need cheek reconstruction surgery.

Possible Risks

As with any other surgical procedure, there are risk factors associated with the chin and cheek implants surgery. The risk factors in this facial cosmetic surgery may include but are not restricted to:

  • Issues related to anaesthesia
  • Possibility of infections
  • Extrusion of implant in which the implant becomes visible through the skin but this is very rare.
  • Swelling, bruising and skin discolouration are temporary that may lasts for few weeks or months
  • Temporary numbness or tingling, which usually fades away with time.
  • Bleeding and scarring

Normally, the incisions are made inside the mouth for performing cheek implant and chin implant surgery. In few cases, the small incision may be made under the chin. It will be better explained by the cosmetic surgeon that which procedure will suit best. The cheek implants or chin implant are inserted into the pocket or in the place which is created underneath the skin. For securing the implants on their place, tiny surgical screws or sutures may be used.

In case of chin reduction, the reduction of jaw bone may be the option. This can be done by improving the contour of underlying bone or simply removing the excess skin or subcutaneous skin tissues.

The chin and cheek implants surgery is generally performed under the effect of local anaesthesia or general anaesthesia along with sedation depending on the individual patient’s need. This facial cosmetic surgery takes almost 30 to 45 minutes to complete. There are different kinds of implant used for implant surgery silicone implants or implants made from any other synthetic material or the body tissues taken from the patient’s body.

Chin implant and alteration

Cosmetic chin implant surgery can enhance the facial profile of a person through creation of a proportional balance with respect to other facial features like neck, nose, forehead and lips.

Chin Reduction Surgery

It is possible to reduce the size of large chin through surgery. For the chin reduction surgery, the incision is made inside the mouth as well as beneath the lower lip. The bone contouring instruments are used to reduce the size of the chin bone. After surgery is done, incision is closed and a special surgical tape is applied over the chin. The chin reduction surgery can be conducted alone or along with other facial cosmetic surgery procedures such as facelift or surgical rhinoplasty.

Chin Implant Surgery

It is possible to augment the small chin by using different kinds of implants. These chin implants are inserted into the chin by making an incision underneath the chin or behind the lower lip from inside of the mouth. The chin implant is placed in a pocket that is created at the chin’s tip. It is possible to hide the scar by adopting an oral surgical approach. After closing the incision the special surgical tape is applied to provide support to the chin for several days that helps in preventing swelling and prevent the accumulation of fluids.

Another option to make chin more prominent is to move the part of bone forward towards the tip of the chin. This helps in making the chin more visible and can also provide the required vertical changes to the chin. For this chin surgery, the incision is made inside the mouth in the lower lip area. The chin bone is cut just above the chin’s lower border and below the front of lower teeth. Then the chin is detached cautiously positioned forward and is braced through wires or plates or screws.

Cheek Implant Surgery

There are different procedures available for enhancing the cheekbone. The cheek implant surgery is performed by making small incisions in the upper jaw area inside the mouth. A pocket is made inside and the cheek implant is placed and secured.

Cheek implant surgery is popular among both men and women who need to have more definition in their cheeks or for those who encountered some facial injuries and need cheek reconstruction.

Treatment Results

The results of the chin implant surgery and cheek implants surgery takes about 4-6 months to show up fully when the bruising, swelling and discomfort is totally healed and implants have settled. Both of this facial cosmetic surgery gives long lasting results.

Downtime and Recovery

The patients can go home on the same day if no other facial cosmetic surgery is performed along with cheek implants or chin implant surgery. There will be swelling, discomfort and soreness for several weeks. The patient can return to normal routine work within a week.

Treatment Price

The cost of chin implant or cheek implants surgery with the type of surgery and the implant used for augmentation. Your cosmetic surgeon will better be able to tell you the complete cost in the initial consultation before surgery. For further information about pricing you can check our price tab or can contact us directly.

The before and after pictures are of patients who have had the cheek implants and chin implant surgery at CosmeDocs. The difference in the before and after cheek implants can be clearly seen. The chin has been enhanced and the cheeks have regained their lost volume.

What is involved in chin and cheek implants surgery?

Before the surgery, our cosmetic surgeon will conduct a thorough medical examination who will take into consideration different factors such as current physical condition, elasticity of skin and underlying facial structure.

This facial cosmetic surgery is performed on outpatient basis and usually requires local or general anaesthesia used in combination with mild sedative. The surgery takes about 1 -2 hours to complete. In some cases, an overnight stay may be needed but in most cases patients can go home on the same day.

How these facial cosmetic surgery procedures are performed?

After sedation, a little incision is made near the treatment area by the surgeon in order to create a pocket for implant insertion. The incisions for chin implant can either be made inside the mouth alongside the lower lip or in the skin under the chin area. For cheek implants, the incision is made in the upper lip or under the lower eyelid. Then the customized implants will be placed inside the pocket that will be closed later on by dissolvable sutures.

What will happen after the surgery?

You should expect to have swelling, bruising and pain after the surgery for few days. you may also experience some difficulty in talking, eating or smiling. You will be given special instructions and prescription medications to reduce discomfort and to facilitate healing. Once the swelling and bruising subsides, the results of the procedure will become more prominent.

Do I need to take time off from work following this facial cosmetic surgery?

Yes, you may need to take a week or so off from your work. Majority of patients return back to their normal routine work in about 1 week following the surgery. It is recommended not to do any strenuous physical activity for almost a month.

Will I develop scars after these facial cosmetic surgery procedures?

The scarring depends on the location of the incisions made by your surgeons. If the incisions are made inside the mouth or along the natural facial contours then the appearance of scars will be minimal.

When will the results of the surgery show up?

You can see the immediate results of the chin implant or cheek implants surgery although swelling and bruising may obscure them for some time. The full results can take up a month to show up after swelling and bruising subsides completely.