Cheek and Chin Augmentation

When you meet someone new or see friend or colleague, where do your eyes naturally go?  To their face, of course.  When most people think of loved ones, they typically visualize their face.  So it’s no wonder that we want our face to convey a healthy, youthful appearance.  One’s whole outlook and confidence level can be influenced be the reflection we see in the mirror.

Dr. G. performs several procedures and uses a range of products that each address a different issue and produce distinct results.  At your private consultation at his San Diego plastic surgery center, your plastic surgeon will help you make choices that will yield the best result for your unique situation.

Facial contouring with cheek and chin implants has evolved significantly over the years.  They can enhance and provide harmonious balance to your face.

Cheek Augmentation

Cheek Augmentation is an outpatient procedure performed to create more pronounced cheekbones or to correct a flat midface.  By enhancing the midface, this procedure provides your soft tissues with an enhanced structural foundation. A small incision is made inside the upper lip or lower eyelid. Then a sterile implant is secured over the cheekbone to increase projection.  Most implants are constructed from solid silicone, which adheres to the underlying bone and is very difficult to feel.

Chin Augmentation

Chin Augmentation is also an outpatient procedure to correct a weak or receding chin in which the surgeon makes an incision either under the chin or inside the mouth. A sterile implant is then secured in front of the bone to increase the projection of the chin. The chin bone itself could also be cut and moved forward to increase projection.  Either metal or bioresorbable plates and screws would be used to stabilize the bone.

You will experience some bruising and swelling that recedes within two weeks. Your surgeon will prescribe medication for any discomfort that may arise after the surgery. Once the swelling has diminished, your skin will drape smoothly over your new enhanced chin or cheeks.

Dr. G. has the creativity and skill to achieve what you envision!

Call today for more information about a Facial Rejuvenation, Face Lift, Brow Lift, Facial Liposuction or other procedure at his San Diego La Jolla practice and arrange a consultation.