As we age, we lose volume in our faces. This contributes to our cheeks looking flatter than they did before, as well as a general loss of that youthful “full” look. Implants are often used in combination with facelift surgery to help restore our original features. Cheek implants come in a variety of shapes and sizes and can enhance your surgical result. Cheek implants are permanent and look very natural. Temporary filler materials can also be used in combination with facial rejuvenation surgery and work well in the cheeks, naso labial folds, lips and jaw line. Filler material looks natural and treatments are repeated a couple of times per year depending on the material used.
Another natural par of the aging process is bone loss. Over the years, this can be especially noticeable in the jaw area. Combined with skin laxity and sagging skin of the lower face, a weak jaw area contributes to an aged look. Chin or pre-jowl implants can be appropriate in some patients when combined with their face lift. This creates more definition to the lower face and a more attractive neck angle on profile view.
- see before and after photos of a patient who had facelift and chin implant surgery
- watch a video documentary of a real patient who had facelift and chin implant surgery
- watch actual chin implant surgery: warning graphic content