Redefine the Contours of Your Face
Defining your facial features with chin or cheek implants can create the facial structures you desire. We offer silicone implants for the jaw, cheek, and chin here at our Las Vegas plastic surgery practice and are excellent options for patients who genetically have inadequate projection or would like more prominent facial features. Injectable fillers can replace soft tissue, but a stronger underlying bony framework is best achieved with implants.
If you’re interested in finding out whether a facial implant is appropriate for you, request a consultation with Dr. Goesel Anson, Dr. Terrence Higgins, or Dr. Andrew Silver, plastic surgeons specializing in facial rejuvenation. Or call our office at 702-822-2100 to schedule an appointment.
Are facial implants right for me?
Your skin, soft tissues, and bone structure define your facial appearance. Aging alters your features with changes to your skin and the loss of soft tissue. Your underlying facial bones, though, may be something that bothers you even as a young adult. A recessed chin or flat cheeks, for example, can make you self-conscious. Getting a cheek or chin implant at our Las Vegas practice can give definition to facial features and bring balanced proportion and symmetry to your appearance. Some patients may alternatively benefit from injectable filler treatments. Dr. Anson, Dr. Higgins, or Dr. Silver can evaluate your facial structures and skin and make a recommendation
How Is Facial Implant Surgery Performed?
In all facial implant procedures, implants are inserted through small incisions. For a chin implant, we prefer using a small incision below the chin. The scar is inconspicuous and typically heals very well in that area. Additionally, it avoids complications with teeth roots that are possible with an interior incision. Cheek implants are geneally inserted through incisions made inside the mouth, along the upper gums. There are many shapes and sizes of implants available and, along with our recommendations, you will be involved in making these selections.
What Can I Expect During Recovery?
Although your surgeon offers you a specific recuperation timeline during your consultation, most of our Las Vegas-area facelift patients have relatively comfortable and uneventful periods of recovery. We recommend a stay of 5-7 days for our out-of-town patients and will help make arrangements.
For the first few days after your surgery, you can manage any discomfort with prescribed or over-the-counter pain relievers. Swelling and bruising are usually maximum at 3 days and improve over the next few weeks. Most people feel well enough to work at 2 weeks, but still have cosmetic signs such as swelling and bruising that they would rather others not see.
“Cheek implants are a great option in appropriate cases, but I think they have been overused in the past. If your mid-face lacks soft tissue, then enhancing the volume using fillers or autologous fat is a more appropriate treatment. Chin implants are much more common and it’s best to replace inadequate bone projection with implants.”
– Dr. Goesel Anson