If you lack facial definition and/or desire more contour or fullness to the cheek area, then Cheek Implants are an ideal and permanent solution. During your consultation, Dr. Duffy will recommend the proper implants for your Cheek Augmentation in order to add the right amount of volume and contour uniquely necessary for your face. Additional benefits of undergoing Cheek Augmentation include a stronger profile and increased self-confidence
Cheek Augmentation Surgery
Inline image 1Cheek Implants or Cheek Augmentation is a proven, timeless, minimally invasive procedure which safely and effectively adds contour to a face that has no definition or has lost definition due to aging. Made of silicone, cheek implants come in a variety of shapes and sizes. In addition, you can choose among injectable filler or full cheek implants. Both are long-lasting, the injectable filler implants integrate with your bone structure, while silicone implants are surgically inserted and can be adjusted or removed at any time.
Cheek Augmentation is a fairly quick outpatient procedure that can last up to two hours, resulting in a more proportionate and balanced profile. You will notice immediate results following the procedure; however, they can become obscured due to normal swelling.
During your consultation, Dr. Duffy will discuss procedure expectations, answer any questions you may have and provide you with pre and post op instructions to follow.
Cheek Implant Surgery Recovery
Once your Cheek Implants are complete, you may immediately begin your recovery at home. During Cheek Augmentation recovery, you may experience swelling in the mid-face region. Temporary numbness around the upper lip and nose can also occur. Swelling is a normal result of Cheek Augmentation. Your recovery time can vary if you have combined other procedures with your Cheek Augmentation.
Do you feel your chin or jaw line is barely visible and doesn’t fit your face? At Jacksonville’s Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery Center, we offer Chin Augmentation, or Mentoplasty, Jaw Augmentation, Chin Reduction, or Genioplasty and Jaw Reduction to help bring balance to your face, correct the contour of your jaw line, and help boost your self-esteem and confidence.
Benefits of Chin Surgery
Chin Surgery corrects the following issues:
· Recessed or receding chin
· Weak jaw line
· Drooped neckline
· Facial imbalance or asymmetry
· Malformation of the lower part of the face
· Lost volume to due aging on the lower part of the face
· Chin surgery may be performed in combination with other facial surgeries
Chin Augmentation Surgery
To improve a receding or weak chin and facial balance, Chin Augmentation surgery requires the placement of an implant in the front of the chin to make the chin stand out more prominently. Jaw implants are another option that help restore balance and symmetry to the face by adjusting the angles leading to the chin. They can create a stronger jawline or provide a more understated contour, and can also remedy a drooping neckline by tightening and raising the neck skin with the volume they add.
Both chin and jaw implants help to reduce flaws in the structure of the chin, and are made of two common materials: smooth silicone and porous polyethylene. Made of smooth, firm rubber, silicone implants give the chin or jaw a normal feel. With time, surrounding tissue grows around the implant to keep it in place. Polyethylene implants are made up of small, microscopic tunnels, which allow the surrounding blood vessels and soft tissue to grow into the implant holding it in place. The implants come in various shapes and sizes to custom fit the unique needs of each patient.
Conversely to correct an overly pronounced or jutting chin, Chin Reduction improves facial balance by reshaping the chin and/or mandible through the gentle shaving down of the bone.
The overall goal of Chin Surgery is to provide balance to your facial features giving your chin the most suitable projection and height. The proportions of the lower, mid, and upper face are taken in to consideration to create the optimum balance.
During your Chin Surgery consultation with Dr. Duffy, he will discuss expectations with you and provide pre-op and post-op instructions to ready you for your surgery journey. Prior to surgery, you are required to quit smoking for at least a month and avoid any over-the-counter and prescription drugs as instructed by Dr. Duffy for at least two weeks.
Chin Surgery is an outpatient procedure that usually takes approximately 45 minutes to 1 ½ hours depending on how complicated the surgery is. It can be performed under general or local anesthesia.
For Chin and Jaw Augmentation, the incisions are hidden as they are placed inside of the mouth in the lower gum of the lip. Dissolvable stitches are used to close the incisions. For Chin or Jaw Reduction the bone is shaved down with the incision placed underneath the chin so it’s minimally visible. Concluding surgery, you will be dressed with a fitted facial support garment or strap to reduce movement and help control swelling.
Let Dr. Duffy bring the perfect balance to your face with a customized plan. Together, you and Dr. Duffy will determine the appropriate treatment to help you look your best and build your self-esteem.
Chin Surgery Recovery
Chin Surgery recovery is fairly quick, typically a week
Final results are evident between 6 to 12 weeks. While final results are permanent, the natural process of aging and gravity are bound to impact your results over the years.
Chin Advancement (Genioplasty)
An advancement genioplasty is a technique, which does not use an implant. With this procedure the bony chin is cut and moved forward to correct the receded chin, and it can also be moved downward to make the face look longer. If you have a receded chin the face may also look too short and moving the chin downward will help correct this.
If you have a chin that is too strong and juts too far forward, a setback genioplasty can also be used to move the chin backwards. A genioplasty is the only option available to treat a protruding chin. When the chin is moved back, the skin and fat under the chin may bunch up and make an unsightly fullness. Fortunately liposuction can be done at the same time as the genioplasty to correct this.
Most people are ready to resume a normal schedule after a few days after surgery. Patients must take care, however, to avoid any activity that might cause an impact to your face for three or four weeks.