Chin/Cheek Implantation

Refined Dermatology | Los Gatos + Greater San Jose

Knowing all of your options for surgical and non-surgical cheek and chin procedures is foundational in giving you the results you want. That’s why our clinic pairs the top dermatological and facial plastic surgeons, like Dr. Sudeep Roy, with the best in esthetics. A holistic, comprehensive approach to procedures means a customized plan just for you with amazing, lasting results. The cheek and chin areas are a surprisingly common hub for age-related issues, but Refined MD can restore the sharp, youthful jawline and full cheeks you used to have—or that you’ve always wanted.

A perfectly defined chin that complements your face and unique esthetics is part of what makes you look young and healthy. However, some of us are simply born with a naturally “weak” chin. This can make us look heavier and older than we are. Other times, under-chin muscles begin to weaken with age and the skin in the chin and neck area begins to sag. These changes lead to the chin looking less defined.

Our cheeks lose volume or “good fat” as we age, and hollowing in this area can make a person look gaunt and older than they are. Just like the under-eye area, maintaining plumpness in the cheeks should be a top priority.

The good news is that a cheek and/or chin implants can instantly and permanently restore definition to these facial areas. Both chin and cheek implantations can dramatically improve the esthetic, profile, and youthfulness of your face. Dr. Roy often performs both procedures simultaneously or in conjunction with complementary surgeries, but they are also available as independent surgeries.

Chin and Cheek Implants | Dr. Sudeep Roy, Refined Dermatology, Los Gatos

Chin and Cheek Implant Surgery Explained

Chin Implant Procedure

A chin implant can define a weak chin, help vanquish a double chin, and may be used along with fat removal. A chin implant surgery is an outpatient procedure that is relatively fast and straightforward.

Many patients are pleasantly surprised by the short surgery time required during a chin implant, as it only takes one hour. A small incision is made under the chin to easily hide the scar. Implants are made from an FDA-approved silicone that is easy to remove or replace. Silicone is the best option for a natural, long-lasting result, and the under-chin incision area heals much more quickly and is less prone to infection than the older oral incision method.

Cheek Implant Procedure

Cheek implants are a popular choice for patients who want to alter the facial bone structure. It’s also common for the cheek area to soften up with age, and many people lose volume in the cheeks giving them a hollow, older appearance. While dermal fillers can offer temporary benefits, a cheek implant can restore those “fallen apples” more long-term to rejuvenate your youthful appearance. A facial fat transfer can also accomplish this and Dr. Roy can better explain which procedure is best for you during your consultation.

This procedure takes about two hours. Tiny incisions are made on the inside of cheeks to hide scarring. The implants are placed in a pocket within the target area and secured to ensure they stay in position. Absorbable sutures are used so there is no need for a suture-removal appointment.

Anesthesia and Recovery from Chin/Cheek Implants

Both chin and cheek implants require anesthesia, which can range from general anesthesia (unconsciousness) to “sedation” where the client is awake but very sleepy and doesn’t feel anything. Oral or IV sedation is an attractive option for patients who are “surgery shy” or simply desire a deeper anesthesia experience without going fully under.

Compression dressings are worn overnight immediately after the surgery. Patients may be bruised or swollen for up to 10 days post-surgery, and have sutures removed one week after surgery. Light exercise can resume at two weeks, and high-impact activity at three weeks.

The Best Candidates for Chin and Cheek Implants

Whether you want to improve your bone structure, you struggle with a softening of the chin from aging or notice that your cheeks are hollow, you have options. Dr. Roy uses a 3D imaging system to give you a preview of what you’ll look like post-surgery to help you make the best decision.

There is no ideal age for chin and cheek implants. Patients who were born with a bone structure they would like to alter or improve may be great candidates for a chin or cheek implant at the age of 18. Other times, older patients are ready to reclaim their youthfulness and confidence with cheek or chin implants that reverse the signs of aging. Implants are a great solution for patients who want a solution that is permanent, immediate, and natural-looking.

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Complementary Treatments For Chin or Cheek Implants

Refined Dermatology offers a wide range of surgical and non-surgical procedures to ensure you look and feel your best. Although chin and cheek implants are relatively minor surgery, the results can be dramatic. You can look younger, slenderer, and healthier with these two treatments that are designed to balance your face and profile with minimal downtime.

Complementary Surgical Options

Chin augmentation is commonly paired with facelifts, neck lifts (which are part of a facelift, but in some cases are a standalone procedure), or rhinoplasty to further enhance surgical outcomes. It can be a great option if you wish to balance your facial structure, and the results look completely natural.

Many patients who opt for cheek implants also undergo a facelift or facial lipocontouring with a fat transfer. Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is often a great addition to patients who choose a cheek or chin implant due to aging and not simply bone structure. The eyes are often the first place to show signs of aging, so patients who desire cheek or chin implants due to aging likely also struggle with sagging, wrinkles, and bags around the eyes.

Explore Non-Surgical Complements to Chin/Cheek Implants

Refined Dermatology offers an incredible range of esthetic treatments to help patients enhance and sustain results from chin/cheek implants. This can include Kybella or CoolSculpting, particularly beneath the chin, to safely melt or freeze away the fat that might hide the results of a chin implant. Patients love the results from Dermalinfusion, which offers a non-surgical three-in-one treatment that exfoliates, extracts, and infuses the skin with dermatological-grade serums.

Chemical peels, facials, and at-home skincare regimens customized just for you can all help make the most of any facial cosmetic surgery, including chin and cheek implants.

Refined MD for the Best in Surgical and Dermatological Results

Facial plastic surgery and dermatological treatments can change your life in all the best ways. You deserve the best when it comes to chin/cheek implants, along with any other procedure. Dr. Roy is dedicated to a holistic approach, combining the latest techniques and technologies with complementary dermatological solutions to give you incredible, natural-looking results that last. Schedule your consultation today, and get a preview of what you can expect with chin/cheek implants thanks to the latest in 3-D imaging.

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