Using chin and cheek implants to contour the facial elements
- Posted on: Mar 15 2021
Many patients think that the key to facial beauty is symmetry. But there is actually much more involved when it comes to achieving an attractive face. Contours of the face can make a big difference in its appearance, including the cheekbones, chin, and jawline. Without prominent facial bones, patients may notice rounding and softness that can make them look heavier than they truly are. Instead, patients can speak to a plastic surgeon at Boston Plastic Surgery to determine if they are appropriate candidates for solutions such as facial implants, including chin and cheek implants.
How do facial implants work?
Facial implants are similar to implants used elsewhere on the body to add shape, size, and contours. Dr. Samuel Lin and his team in Boston, MA use implants strategically to ensure added contours and volume where needed. The implants are placed above the chin or cheek to provide instant improvement to the facial appearance. Our provider also inserts the implants into the areas needed by using small incisions in inconspicuous areas to hide any scarring that will remain. In many instances, he can insert an implant through an incision of the mouth.
What alternative options are available?
In some cases where mild adjustments need to be made, patients might want to ask the doctor about the possibility of using dermal fillers and other cosmetic injectables to achieve similar results for minor changes. Additionally, patients can also use solutions such as fat transfer or fat grafting to add volume where it is needed. During the initial consultation appointment with Dr. Samuel Lin, patients can discuss their desired goals with a professional who can then make recommendations based on this information. For some, alternative options may be considered before more invasive procedures such as facial implants.
Call Dr. Samuel Lin today to ask about chin and cheek implants
If you reside in the area of Boston, MA and want to speak to a professional about the use of chin and cheek implants for facial reconstruction and contouring, call Boston Plastic Surgery at (617) 632-7827. Our facility is located at 110 Francis Street, Suite #5A and accepts new and established patients.
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