Facial implants can add structure and definition to a face. Assessing and deciding which implant is right for each face is an art by itself. While there are many different type of implants that can be surgically added to a face, many have become obsolete with the arrival of filler. Still, there are several surgical implants that are commonly used and can have more significant results compared to what can be done with filler alone. Below is a summary of frequently performed facial implants.
Jaw Implant or Jaw Augmentation Surgery
Jaw implants or jaw augmentation can create a stronger, more defined jaw line. Either an implant or injectable fillers can be used to help give you a stronger enhanced jawline. A jaw implant can eliminate the appearance of jowls and improve the look of a double chin. There are no external scars--the implants are placed from inside the mouth. Jaw implant surgery can give more balance to a face and help define a weakened jaw line.
Chin Implant or Chin Augmentation Surgery
Aesthetically, the chin appears most balanced when it projects as far as the lower lip. A “weak” or receding chin can exaggerate the size of a normal nose and make an already prominent nose seem even larger. It can make the neck to appear “fleshy” and cause the corners of the mouth to turn downward in an “unhappy” frown. An underdeveloped chin on a man can feminize the face and even result in unfounded presumptions about his strength or character. An overly developed chin, on the other hand, can have an equally unbalancing effect on the facial features. An underdeveloped chin on a woman can give the appearance of a flabby neck and profile.
A chin implant or chin augmentation aims to restore balance and harmony to the structure of the face. It can enhance the definition of the jaw line, achieve balance with the nose and other prominent features, and in a male, can create a stronger more masculine profile.
Dr. Aharonov enhances an underdeveloped chin by placing an implant under the pad of the chin through a hidden incision. The implants are solid, but flexible and come in a variety of shapes and sizes to suit the particular needs of the patient. Combining chin enhancement with cosmetic nose surgery (rhinoplasty) can offer a solution to improving one’s profile and achieving the proper proportion of these facial structures. For individuals with a naturally short neck, a chin implant can provide the illusion of a longer, slimmer neck, and eliminate the appearance of a double chin. Chin or Neck (Submental) liposuction can further enhance the benefit of cosmetic Chin Implant surgery. Whether alone, or in conjunction with a rhinoplasty (nose job) or neck surgery, chin augmentation can dramatically improve a patient’s appearance and self confidence.