Baltimore cheek and chin implant patients have been visiting Dr. Summers at his Maryland Plastic Surgery Center for years to enhance their facial profiles. The following paragraphs offer detailed explanations of the different procedures.
High cheekbones and a strong jawline are frequently desired by patients. Along with the eyes, the cheekbones and jawline form the most photogenic aspects of the face. Chin and cheek implants are a great way to enhance your facial profile by improving the overall proportion and balance of the face.
With facial implants the symmetry of the face can be shaped and contoured. Cheek implants (malarplasty), also known as malar (high cheek) or submalar (low cheek) augmentation, can add fullness and definition to the face. Chin implants (mentoplasty) can redefine the profile of the face. Utilizing permanent chin and cheek implants can create a rejuvenated, youthful facial appearance. With a more prominent chin or higher cheekbones, your face will appear more attractive and in better balance to your nose, eyes, and forehead. Friends may notice you look better but will not be able to pinpoint exactly why!
At the Maryland Plastic Surgery Center, Dr. Summers performs cheek and chin augmentation procedures with implants to alter the shape of your cheeks and chin without affecting your current bone structure. The implants are made from various materials that have been used successfully for many years. Other forms of augmentation, such as collagen injections, fat grafts, or bone grafts are possible depending upon the result you seek.
Chin Implant Procedure Goals
- Extend or enlarge the chin if the chin is recessed or small.
- Create a more defined facial profile if the jaw, chin, or cheeks lack distinction.
- Bring the various aspects of the face into proportion.
- Round out the cheeks if they are hollow due to heredity or aging.
- Improve your cheeks if they are flat or sunken.
- Accent the upper cheeks making them appear higher and fuller.
The Chin Implant Procedure
At the Maryland Plastic Surgery Center, a local anesthetic is typically used for these surgeries, which means you will be awake for the procedure but will feel no pain. Optionally, you may request a sedative to make you drowsy, in which case you should arrange for someone else to drive you home.
Dr. Summers hides the scars by making an incision inside your lower lip or under your chin. The implant is then placed in the proper location inside your chin in front of the jawbone , and the incisions are stitched.
With cheek augmentation, incisions are made either inside the mouth, through the lower cheek, or directly below the bottom eyelid on the high cheek. Most commonly, the incisions are made using dissolving stitches inside the mouth so that the scars are hidden.
Both chin and cheek implant procedures normally take anywhere from one-half to two hours.