Facial plastic surgery implants are a tremendous aid for the surgeon to enhance the patient’s features. Chin and cheek implants are a relatively simple procedure to help improve facial harmony. Chin implants have been used for more than 40 years and have proven safe. Cheek implants can help those with a flattened mid face who desire more prominent cheeks.
The implants are made from silicone and most are premolded. Various sizes are available and computer imaging helps determine which implant is best suited for the individual. Through a small incision, Dr. Mandell-Brown can slip in the implant and it rests on the underlying bone, providing more forward projection.
The implants are particularly helpful for those with large noses and weak chins. Instead of performing major plastic surgery and advancing the jaw bone, an implant can be placed in a 30 minute office procedure.