Facial Implant Surgery
Facial appearance is determined by three basic components: the skin, soft tissues, and underlying bones or the facial skeletal structure. When facial structure is disproportionate (the chin recessed, jaw undefined or cheeks flat) it significantly affects not only how others see us, but also how we see ourselves. Defined facial features, visible contours and natural angles that are proportionate, together create structural balance and a more attractive appearance. Facial implants are specially formed solid materials compatible with human bone and tissue, designed to enhance or augment the physical structure of the face.
Plastic surgery with facial implants can produce a marked improvement in the underlying structure that forms a facial appearance, improving proportion, balance and creating more distinct features. Although facial implants can improve the projection, shape or size of virtually any region of the face, three more common sites for facial implants include the chin, jaw and cheek or malar regions.
Chin implants can increase the size and projection of a small or recessed chin, one that in profile does not project evenly with or beyond the forehead and mid-face. A small or recessed chin can also be described as one that seems to disappear into the neck of an individual of normal weight, rather than appearing as a distinct facial feature.
Jaw implants increase the width of the lower third of the face. Much like the chin, a weak jaw can be defined as one that is not well defined and distinct from the neck, or one that slopes rather than angles from the ear to the chin. In some cases, both the chin and jaw can contribute to facial imbalance.
Cheek Or Malar Implants increase the projection of the malar regions. They add volume to areas which may be recessed or flat.
After evaluating your goals and the features you wish to correct, our board-certified plastic surgeon—Dr. Joseph DiBello—will personally help you determine the precise type and size of implants best suited for you.
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