Facial Implants can restore a more youthful appearance to an aging face… Implants improve contour & enhance facial features like the cheeks & jawline…
Whether you want to restore lost volume or create extra definition, facial implants can help you achieve your desired facial contour. Dr. White enhances the facial contours to give you a youthful, beautiful aesthetic.
With facial implants, the cheeks, chin or lower jaw can create a beautiful balance of your features while correcting asymmetry and reversing the effects of aging. The durable silicone inserts are tailored to fit the area of concern, providing a long-lasting solution to a weak chin, undefined jaw, or sunken cheeks.
Dr. Matthew White has extensive training and experience in face and neck procedures, which has prepared him to offer the highest quality facial plastic surgery and to provide the most natural-looking results.
He utilizes the latest surgical advancements to perform the safest, most effective procedures. If you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. White to learn how facial implants can enhance your appearance, please contact us today.
Benefits of a Chin & Cheek Implants
If you are in good health and wish to achieve a more youthful appearance with cheek or chin implants in NYC, you may be a good candidate for facial implants. When you meet with Dr. White for an initial consultation, he will help you understand what the procedure can potentially do for you, but it is important to remain realistic with your expectations, as surgery affects every patient differently and not all results are the same.
Overall, the facial implants procedure proves to be beneficial for the following reasons:
- Restores lost contour in the cheeks
- Creates added definition in the jaw and chin
- Minimally invasive procedure
- Long-lasting results
Depending on your personal needs and aesthetic goals, Dr. White will recommend the best type of implant for you.
Are Facial Implants right for you?
For many men and women, facial implants offer an ideal way to sculpt the attractive and symmetrical features they desire.
Most of Dr. White’s clients who have this procedure do so because they want to:
- Address a weak or receding chin
- Achieve a stronger and more attractive jawline
- Create fuller and more defined cheeks
It’s important to know that facial implants do have their limitations. They cannot fill in fine lines and wrinkles, or address lax and sagging skin. If you suffer from these signs of aging, Dr. White will typically recommend a facelift performed in conjunction with facial implants to deliver a more comprehensive transformation.
Your facial implant consultation
Before moving forward with chin, jaw and cheek implants in New York, you will need to schedule an initial consultation. During that meeting, Dr. White will ask you about your goals, previous surgeries, and any medical conditions, before evaluating your signs of aging and face structure to determine if facial implants are in your best interest and can help you achieve your desired appearance.
If Dr. White thinks that facial implants can help sculpt your ideal features, he will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan. He will compose a custom approach to the surgery and outline the specifics of your treatment, including your expected outcomes, your financial investment, any associated risks and complications, your anesthesia options, and what you can expect before, during and after the procedure.
If aging has caused your cheeks to look sunken and hollow, then cheek implants may be a great solution to add fullness to your face. During your procedure, Dr. White makes an incision in the upper lip to insert the implant, making your cheekbones appear more pronounced.
The surgery takes approximately one hour to complete. If you are not qualified for the surgery, or would like a less invasive, temporary solution, many of our patients receive injectable dermal fillers to add volume.
Some people are born with a receded chin, which can draw more attention to a prominent nose. To help balance out your features, Dr. White performs the chin implant procedure.
The incision is made just under the chin, and the surgery takes about 30 to 60 minutes to perform. Once complete, you should have a more pronounced chin that enhances your profile and is more harmonious with your other facial features.
Lower Jaw Implants
The lower jaw implant can help add definition to a narrow jaw. The incision is made in the lower lip to help conceal resultant scarring.
The surgery is typically completed in one to two hours. If additional procedures, such as liposuction or a neck lift, are completed at the time of your implant surgery, your procedure will most likely exceed two hours.
Facial Implants Recovery
Following your implant surgery, you can expect some bruising, swelling and discomfort, but this should fade over the first couple days. To aid in the healing process, keep your head elevated and use cold packs.
Patients typically feel ready to return to work after the first seven to ten days of recovery, although this will vary depending on how many procedures you had performed. For example, patients who have facial implants inserted in conjunction with a facelift or brow lift typically have a longer and more extensive recovery period, while those who exclusively have cheek, jaw or chin implants will heal much faster. Once your treatment plan has been established, Dr. White will talk to you about the specifics of your recovery process.
Risks associated with facial implants
When performed by a skilled plastic surgeon, like Dr. White, facial implants are very safe. With that said, there is always a degree of risk when undergoing plastic surgery.
With chin, cheek and lower jaw implants, there’s a slim chance that you could develop:
- Anesthesia complications
- Excessive bleeding
- Sensation changes
- Unsightly scarring
- Subpar cosmetic results
- An infection
Fortunately, these complications are extremely rare in our office because Dr. White does everything in his power to prevent them. In addition to his exemplary surgical technique that ensures that you’re as safe as possible throughout surgery, he will also make sure you take all of the necessary precautions prior to the procedure, such as quitting smoking and avoiding aspirin and other anti-inflammatory medications that could increase bleeding.
Contact Dr. W. Matthew White
Facial implants prove to be an effective way of enhancing your facial proportions long term. The surgery is often done in conjunction with other procedures, such as the facelift or mid facelift; however, it can also be performed on its own. If you would like more information about facial implant surgery, please schedule a consultation with Dr. White.