Orlando Facial Implants (also known as chin implants or cheek implants)


If you are bothered by a small chin or lack of facial contour, plastic surgery with facial implants may benefit you.


While any area of your face can be augmented with implants, the cheek or malar area and chin are the most common sites for facial implants.


What are facial implants?


Facial implants are specially formed solid materials compatible with human tissues, designed to enhance or augment the physical structure of your face. They are designed to augment, reconstruct, or rejuvenate your facial contours. They are available in a wide range of sizes and styles and restore contour and/or proportion to your face. Facial implants can be used to augment your chin or to provide the sculpted cheekbones that you desire.


When to consider facial implants?


  • If you have a weak, receding chin and wish to make it more projecting and improve your jawline

  • If you wish to enhance the definition and fullness of your cheeks

  • If you wish to restore contour and proportion to your facial structures made deficient by aging

  • If you wish to correct facial asymmetry or deformities resulting from injury or congenital 


How are facial implant procedures performed?  


Implant surgery is generally performed on an outpatient basis using local anesthesia. Our experts offer a variety of options, including:

  • Cheek implants are inserted beginning with an incision inside the mouth or along the lower eyelid into which the implant is inserted. If another cosmetic procedure is being performed at the same time, such as a facelift or eyelid surgery, the implants may be inserted through those incisions. Cheek implant surgery generally takes about an hour.

  • Chin implants involve inserting the implant into a pocket in front of the jawbone. The incision is made either along the lower lip inside the mouth or just below the chin area. Inserting a chin implant can take between 30 minutes to one hour.

  • Correction of a Double Chin, which treats excess skin, fat or muscle beneath your chin by making a small incision underneath the chin through which liposuction removes fat in this area. The muscles that cause bands in this area can also be cut or sutured together. A chin implant may also be recommended to complement the overall basic shape and balance of the face.


Deciding to get a facial implant


A good candidate for a face implant is someone in good health who has reasonable expectations. Face implants won't make you look like someone else. An implant, though, can enhance your features.


What results can I expect?
The results of your facial implant procedure are visible. Initial swelling will subside over the first week with the use of cold compresses, and continue to subside for the following two to four weeks. Swelling from facial implants should go away fully in a short period of time.


After chin surgery, your chin will be swollen, firm and possibly bruised. Using cold compresses in the first 48 hours will significantly lessen the swelling, as will keeping your upper body elevated when resting. Final results from both facial implant and chin surgery procedures takes time. The best way to ensure your overall results is through follow-up consultations with your doctor.


The precise type and size of facial implants best suited for you requires an evaluation of your goals, the features you wish to correct, and your surgeon’s judgment.