Written by Dr. Litner and Dr. Solieman 01/21/20
Cheek Implants, Jaw Implants and Augmentation at Beverly Hills PROFILES
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. Maybe you have found that as you age, you are losing cheek or jaw structure that has made your face appear drawn and gaunt.
Loss of cheek and jaw definition can give 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.
At Beverly Hills PROFILES we often see patients who seek to look like an actor or model with strong, full cheeks or a chiseled jawline. 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 restore one’s youthful appearance. As another example, combining a jaw implant with a chin implant can create a 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 will also discuss the pros and cons of using injectable fillers or fat grafting for your cheek or jaw augmentation.
In planning for your procedure, please be sure you arrange for someone to give you a ride home after as you will be able to go home the same day.
Jaw augmentation surgery and cheek implants can help rejuvenate your appearance permanently. However, there are some temporary side-effects and potential risks that come with these procedures. These include:
Drs. Solieman and Litner take all the possible steps to minimize the chance of negative side-effects in order to create the best experience for their patients.
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 surgical facility, the PROFILES Surgery Center.
Here at PROFILES, we only use 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.
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 before finally being inserted into the pocket over the front of your cheekbone.
Most of our cheek augmentation patients describe a tight feeling the night after the 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 necessary, for the days that follow.
We will call and check on you the first night after surgery, and as with all our patients, we will see you in the office the day following the procedure to go over the results and follow-up with 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. We are committed to your long-term results and happiness and will do our best to follow your post-operative course even years after your cheek augmentation and cheek implant surgery.
If you are interested in working with Drs. Litner and Solieman, contact Beverly Hills PROFILES and book a consultation today.
If done correctly, the results obtained through cheek implant surgery are permanent. These implants are customizable and effective, making them an elegant solution that can help accentuate certain features and bring out your natural beauty.
As with other cosmetic procedures, there are potential risks and side-effects you should keep in mind before the procedure. That being said, cheek implants are generally safe and well-tolerated, which is one of the reasons they are popular among patients in Beverly Hills.
There are a few options when it comes to jaw augmentation. Natural fat grafts may offer semi-permanent results, while synthetic implants usually offer improvements that last a lifetime.
In addition to correcting a weak jawline, augmentation surgery can also result in a more defined and chiseled appearance. Just remember to consult with double board-certified facial plastic surgeons that have a proven track record with jaw implants.
While the effects are not as noticeable as an actual facelift, cheek implants can help lift sagging skin and restore the appearance of jowls. That said, cheek implants are designed to give your face a more defined look with aesthetically pleasing features, so even though you may experience visible lifting of sagging skin it will not be as prominent as with other procedures.
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