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Cheek and Chin Implants

Cheek and Chin Implants

Cheek Implants (Malar Augmentation)

Cheek implants, or malar augmentation, can give a person the high cheekbones they desire. This surgery can give definition to a face that has a flat contour because of underdeveloped cheekbones. It can also benefit people with asymmetries or congenital defects.

Before Surgery

Prior to surgery, a complete medical history is taken in order to evaluate the general health of the patient. The physician describes to the patient the type of anesthesia to be used, the procedure, what results might realistically be expected, and possible risks and complications.

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The Procedure

Cheek implants can be performed in a physician's office, an outpatient surgical facility or a hospital, depending on the physician's and patient's preference. The face is thoroughly cleansed with an antiseptic cleansing agent after which an incision is made either inside the mouth or immediately below the lower eyelids. The implant is inserted and tiny sutures are used to close the incisions.

Following surgery

Sutures are removed within a week. Pain connected with the surgery is minimal to moderate and is controlled with oral medication. Chewing may be difficult for about two weeks, and tightness or numbness around the treated area may occur for a period of time. Brushing the teeth is often difficult for several days.

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Chin Implant (Mentoplasty)

Chin implant, or mentoplasty, is a surgical procedure designed to add size to or move forward a receding chin. The best candidate for chin augmentation is the individual with a receding chin and a normal dental bite.

Before Surgery

Prior to surgery, a complete medical history is taken in order to evaluate the general health of the patient. The physician describes the type of anesthesia to be used, the procedure, what results might realistically may be expected, and possible risks and complications.

David E. Bank, M.D.

Founder and director of The Center for Dermatology,
Cosmetic & Laser Surgery, Dr. Bank has achieved many impressive accomplishments, including:

  • Yale and Columbia University graduate
  • Certified by the American Board of Dermatology
  • Over 25 years of experience in nonsurgical facial rejuvenation
  • Principal investigator for numerous FDA clinical trials
  • Nationally recognized BOTOX expert
  • Frequently featured in the local and national media
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The Procedure

The surgery can be done in a physician's office, an outpatient surgical facility or a hospital, depending upon the physician's and patient's preference. There are two basic procedures used in mentoplasty; one involves moving the chin bone forward and the other, the use of a plastic chin implant. In either case, incisions are made under the chin or in the mouth, the bone is cut and moved or the implant is inserted and sutures are used to close the incision and pressure bandages are applied.

Following Surgery

Pain connected with the surgery is minimal to moderate and is controlled with oral medication. The bandages are usually removed within a week. Patients are up and around the day of surgery; however, strenuous activities must be avoided for some time. The physician determines when normal activities can be resumed based on the extent of surgery and the patient's healing process. Chewing may be difficult for ten days to two weeks and numbness around the treated area may occur for a period of time. Brushing the teeth is sometimes difficult for several days.

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