Some of the most exciting new advances in plastic surgery involve facial implants. By using chin and cheek implants, Dr. Kenneth Bermudez can reshape and contour the proportions of your face to meet your cosmetic goals. As one of the more accomplished San Francisco cosmetic surgery providers, Dr. Bermudez has helped hundreds of men and women accentuate their facial beauty through the skillful placement of facial implants. To learn more about chin and cheek implants, read the information below provided by Kenneth Bermudez, MD.
A chin implant can restore balance to facial features. Made of silicone elastomer, a natural-feeling substance that is less likely to rupture than other types of silicone, a chin implant is inserted from inside the mouth and positioned in front of the jawbone. This can create a more defined, prominent chin, and can serve as an excellent complement to rhinoplasty. Dr. Kenneth Bermudez has helped both male and female patients achieve a more harmonious lower face appearance through the chin implant procedure.
Cheek implants, also made of silicone elastomer, can help those who have thin cheeks or sunken cheeks due to aging. Cheek implants can make the face appear fuller and more youthful by giving increased definition to the cheeks. They can also add volume to the face and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. The implants are placed through incisions made inside the mouth, so there is no visible scarring. Facial contours can be significantly improved with cheek implants. As a leading cheek implants surgeon, Dr. Kenneth Bermudez has extensive experience performing cheek implants surgery.
The Chin and Cheek implants procedures are performed as outpatient surgeries with the patient under either general anesthesia or local anesthesia with intravenous sedation, depending on the treatment plan created by the patient and Dr. Bermudez. Cheek implants surgery takes about 30 to 45 minutes, while the chin implants procedure takes about one hour. Both procedures will be longer if combined with other treatments. In both procedures, incisions are made inside the mouth where the cheek meets the gum line. Next, the implants are inserted and placed where they will provide the most natural-looking aesthetic results.
Following a chin or cheek implants procedure, you may experience some discomfort in the incision area. Dr. Bermudez will prescribe pain medications or advise you regarding which over-the-counter medications are acceptable. You will also experience some swelling. If you received cheek implants, your may feel tightness in your cheeks and numbness in your upper lip. If you underwent a chin augmentation procedure, you may feel tightness in your chin. In either case, the swelling should subside in two to three weeks.
Like any other type of surgery, chin and cheek implants procedures pose specific risks. The risks of chin implants surgery include:
Loss of feeling
Asymmetry of the chin
The risks of cheek implants include:
Shifting of implants
Complications from chin and cheek implants procedures are rare and can be minimized through thorough education regarding the procedures and their risks and by carefully following the pre- and post-surgical instructions provided by San Francisco plastic surgery provider Dr. Bermudez.
Chin and cheek implants afford many benefits to patients who choose these procedures to enhance their facial appearance. The benefits of chin implants include:
Balanced facial appearance
More proportionate features
Restored receding chin
The benefits of cheek implants include:
A more youthful facial profile
Filled-out sunken cheeks
If you have been feeling self-conscious due to your facial appearance and would like to learn more about facial implants, contact Kenneth Bermudez, MD, today. He will perform a thorough evaluation, listen to your aesthetic desires and concerns, and recommend the most appropriate procedures. Depending on the unique aesthetic goals of each patient, he might recommend a single procedure, such as facelift, rhinoplasty or brow lift in San Francisco, or combination treatment, such as neck lift in conjunction with facial injectables. While the specific treatments may vary, Dr. Bermudez’s goal always remains the same — to help you achieve your most beautiful, youthful facial appearance possible.