Whether you would like to change the facial contours of the cheekbones, cheeks, lips, or chin to counter the effects of aging, or if you have some facial disharmony and unbalance, there are several means by which we can enhance facial contours.
The visible signs of facial aging occur over time as a result of cumulative sun exposure, heredity, diet, and other detrimental factors such as smoking. As a person ages, the loss of facial fullness, the development of wrinkles, and the deepening of furrows progresses.
Injectable soft tissue fillers like Juvederm, Radiesse, and Sculptra can plump thin lips, elevate shallow contours, soften facial creases and wrinkles, or improve the appearance of depressed scars. Injectable fillers can often soften these lines and restore fullness in the face.
Small injections of the filler are placed either in the dermis (the second layer of skin) or in the deeper tissues of the face to accomplish these goals. This type of soft tissue augmentation will not halt the natural aging process, but fillers can help delay the time at which surgical procedures, such as a facelift, may be required. If you wish to change your face more comprehensively, then a facelift, browlift, or eyelift may be a better option for you. In any case, the best candidates for any procedure are those who are physically healthy, have a positive outlook and realistic goals, and who want to improve their appearance for themselves.
Facial implants for the cheeks and/or chin can bring facial features into greater harmony and enhance their definition and youthfulness. Both types of implants can strengthen the features and profile of the face. Each involves placing synthetic materials deep under the subcutaneous tissue and onto the underlying bone. There are several types of facial implants made of different materials. The surgeon will choose an implant based on prior experience and what is best for the patient.
Cheek and chin implants are distinctive from other cosmetic surgeries in several ways: multiple options; minimal surgical access can often be used to place the implants; and results are often dramatic.