Current techniques in plastic surgery allow to achieve a more balanced facial harmony. These techniques can be used to enhance (augment) the cheek bones (malar areas), lower jaw (mandible), or chin.
Implants can be used in many patients to augment the cheek bones (malar areas), the lower jaw, or the chin. Some patients presenting for lower jaw/chin reshaping would be better candidates for bone repositioning (such as genioplasty or mandibular osteotomies).
Implants for cheek bone (malar) augmentation are inserted through an incision in the mouth. Chin implants can be similarly inserted through a mouth incision or a small skin incision under the chin.
Recovery following placement of facial implants is relatively short. If a mouth incision is used, the patient will be asked to stay on a liquid diet for 3-4 days to optimize healing. Patients frequently return to work within 7-10 days.
During your consultation by our Los Angeles famous Doctor, we will perform a thorough examination and measurement of the soft tissues and bony structures. Examination of the type of dental occlusion (bite) is important in evaluation for chin surgery. We will then have a detailed discussion of the procedures that you might be a good candidate for.