We use implants to strengthen the facial features and augment individual beauty.
Cheek Implants, Jaw Implants and Augmentation At Profiles Beverly Hills
Prominent, well-defined cheeks and a strong jawline can give you a youthful, aesthetically pleasing appearance. Perhaps you would prefer a more well-defined, chiseled face. Or maybe you have found that as you age, you are developing a deficient cheek or jaw structure that has made your face appear drawn and gaunt. This may be giving you the appearance of heaviness in the lower face and an aged look. In these instances, Cheek Implants and other facial implants may be used to enhance the face and bring it back into balance. We often find that facial fat transfer can provide enhancements that are even greater than cheek implants for creating or restoring cheek augmentation. Unlike implants, fat transfer is not limited by size and shape, and can create a naturally superior cheek contour.
Here at Profiles Beverly Hills, we often see patients who seek to look like an actors or model with strong, full cheeks or a chiseled jaw line. Other times, weight loss or aging has caused loss of facial soft tissue and led to a gaunt, drawn look. Implants such as Cheek Implants and Jaw Implants may be used in either instance to fill out your face and give you a more youthful or chiseled appearance.
Cheek augmentation or jaw augmentation with implants may be performed as a solitary procedure or in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures to achieve the desired look. For instance, we often find that combining Cheek Implants with a Facelift can really help to restore one’s youthful appearance. As another example, combining a Jaw Implant with a Chin Implant can create a more chiseled lower face. For those looking for a softer enhancement of volume in the cheek and under eye area, Facial Fat Transfer can be an excellent option.
During your consultation for Cheek or Jaw Implants, Facial Plastic Surgeons Drs. Litner and Solieman will evaluate your overall facial contours and underlying bone structure. Utilizing state of the art computer imaging systems, our doctors will show you what can be achieved.
We welcome you to bring images that can help us ascertain what your goals are for your Implant surgery. These can guide us in giving you the look you are seeking. We also welcome you to discuss the possibilities, pros and cons of using injectable fillers or fat grafting for your cheek or jaw augmentation.
Please be sure that while preparing for your surgery, you arrange for someone to give you a ride home after your procedure as you will be able to go home the same day.
All of our outpatient procedures including chin augmentation, cheek implants, and jaw implant surgery are performed in our brand new, state of the art, fully accredited, office-based surgical facility – the PROFILES Surgery Center.
Here at PROFILES, we utilize only board certified anesthesiologists for all our surgeries. We have found that many of our patients want to be completely asleep and under general anesthesia during their surgery. Others comfortably tolerate cheek augmentation under local anesthesia with intravenous sedation. In the latter case, you would be in so called twilight sleep during surgery and insensitive to pain. However, the extent of your procedure and your preference can also help to determine the type of anesthesia used.
Your cheek implant surgery typically takes forty-five minutes to an hour to complete. Small incisions are made inside of your mouth and the proper size and shape implant is then selected to best enhance your appearance. We often try a few different sizes in order to best replicate the goal you are seeking to achieve. The cheek implant is then customized to you before finally being inserted into the pocket over the front of your cheek bone.
Most of our cheek augmentation patients describe a tight feeling the night of surgery, but rarely is pain an issue. You will be provided with pain medications should you need them both during the first night and if ever necessary, for the days that follow.
We will call and check on you that first night after surgery, and as with all our patients we will see you in the office the day following surgery to go over the surgery and check on you. Your progress will be closely followed during the first week or two, and you will be given a list of activities and environments that should be avoided in the weeks after surgery. In order to minimize post operative discomfort we utilize self-absorbing stitches that dissolve on their own.
As with all our procedures, we schedule all of your follow-up appointments when you schedule your cheek implant surgery. And we are so committed to your long term results and happiness that we will do our best to follow your postoperative course even years after your cheek augmentation and cheek implant surgery.