Face and Chin implants have become an increasingly popular way to enhance facial appearance. One reason may be the growth of face-to-face video calling that brings unwanted attention to a weak chin. Or perhaps, people in Tampa simply want to look as young as they feel on the inside. Whatever the goal, chin implants, jaw and cheek implants offer a permanent solution to restore proportion and balance to the face.
Your facial features are defined by three elements: skin, underlying muscles and soft tissue, and facial bones. If your chin is weak or recessed, it may be due to the shape of the jawbone rather than caused by the sagging associated with aging. If your facial structure is not properly balanced, then implants can provide lift and definition where you need it most. If you are bothered by a small chin, weak jaw 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 cheekbones, chin and jaw are the most common sites for facial implants.
If you are concerned with your appearance and would like to make an improvement, it is best to seek out a well-qualified plastic surgeon that works in an accredited medical facility. The surgeon can take a look at your facial features to see if an implant is the best way to help you achieve your goal. According to Dr. Dominic Castellano, a board-certified facial plastic surgeon in Tampa FL, “implants can strengthen a jawline or bring the chin and cheekbones into balance with the rest of the face, but I usually recommend using dermal fillers as the first step.” Dermal fillers such as Radiesse, Juvederm or Restylane can plump up the area of concern for several months and allow a patient to get a feel for how an implant would look. This is a better way to allow a person to “try on an implant” before committing to full surgery.
Implant surgery is generally safe when done by a board-certified plastic surgeon. But like any surgical operation, this isn’t something to be taken lightly. The procedure can take anywhere from a half hour to an hour to complete under local anesthesia. The recovery time can vary but generally lasts a week or so before the minor pain and swelling subsides. There can be a feeling of tightness or some bruising in the area and it may be painful to eat for a couple of days following the operation (depending on where the implant was placed). Talk to your doctor in detail about the benefits and risks of implant surgery before you make a decision.
If you are interested in learning more about chin implant or face implant surgery, feel free to contact Elite Facial Plastic Surgery for a complimentary consultation with Dr. Dominic. During the consultation, you can learn about your options, costs, and the details about the procedure. You can schedule your free consultation by calling (813) 975-3223 or reach us online.