Facial Implants

Facial implants are often used to establish harmony and balance to the face, providing greater definition to the chin, jawline, and cheekbones. Chin implants are used to help augment an under-projected or “weak” chin. Cheek implants can help restore volume in the cheeks, giving the face a youthful appearance. Here in Baltimore, cheek and chin implant surgery can be performed alone or in combination with other procedures such as a rhinoplasty, facelift, eyelid surgery, or other facial rejuvenation procedures.

What does a chin implant treat, and what results can I expect?

An under-developed or “weak” chin can create a sense of disharmony in an otherwise attractive and balanced face. From the side view, a weak chin can also create the illusion of a larger nose. Fortunately, chin implantation is a safe and effective procedure to augment and project this area, creating a smooth and stronger outline of the lower face.

What does a chin implant procedure involve?

Chin implants come in various shapes and sizes and are tailored to each individual patient. They are placed through a small incision under the chin, which is hidden in a skin crease. Once healing has completed, these implants look and feel like a natural chin. The procedure may be performed under local anesthesia, moderate sedation, or general anesthesia depending on the patient and extent of the procedure.

What does a cheek implant treat, and what results can I expect?

Some of us are born with naturally flat cheekbones. Others can experience flattening or a “sunken” look of the cheeks due to volume loss related to the aging process or trauma. A cheek implant procedure is a long-term treatment option that will restore volume to the cheek area, provide greater definition, restore balance, and improve facial harmony.

What does a cheek implant procedure involve?

Cheek implants come in various shapes and sizes and are tailored to each individual patient. They are typically placed through 2 small incisions inside the mouth and positioned over the patient’s natural cheekbones. The procedure may be performed under local anesthesia, moderate sedation, or general anesthesia depending on the patient and extent of the procedure.

Financing & Payment Options

Obtaining the funds for elective procedures and products can sometimes be difficult, especially in these challenging economic times. At Belcara Health, we have a dedicated financing department, designed to help you get the financing you need, for the procedures you want.

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Who is a good candidate for a facial implant procedure?

Men and women who have a weak chin or jawline may be good candidates for chin implantation. Individuals with flat or sunken cheekbones may be good candidates for cheek implantation. Patients seeking facial implant procedures often wish to achieve greater balance and harmony of their face. If you’re considering a facial implant procedure, you should be in good general health and have a realistic understanding of what can be accomplished with the procedure. During your initial consultation, your Belcara Health plastic surgeon will discuss your concerns, goals, medical history, and expected result with you and determine the best treatment plan to meet your needs.

Where will the procedure take place?

For your privacy, convenience and comfort, Belcara Health offers an onsite surgical center. Because safety is our first concern, our facility meets the most stringent requirements. We are certified by Medicare and licensed by the state of Maryland as an ASC. We are one of the few outpatient surgical facilities to earn accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). This high-level accreditation is proof of our commitment to the highest quality patient care and signifies that we have met the rigorous standards of a nationally recognized third party.

What should I expect during my recovery?

Following facial implant surgery, you will be able to rest in the comfort of your own home. If your procedure was performed under anesthesia, you must have someone to drive you home after surgery. It may take several hours for the anesthesia medication to wear off, so expect to be groggy for a while.

Every patient’s recovery is different and depends upon the extent of their personal treatment plan. You may experience some bruising or swelling in the first few days following surgery, but these typically resolve in a few weeks. Your surgeon will give you thorough instructions that are tailored to your individual case, but in general patients can expect the following:

  • Rest in bed the day of surgery and limit activity for the next 3 to 5 days.
  • Avoid bending or lifting heavy objects for 1 week
  • Avoid strenuous activities for 1 week
  • Typically, you can return to work within 7 to 10 days.

A Comprehensive Approach to Facial Rejuvenation

At Belcara Health, our goal is to help you achieve a naturally youthful appearance that is long-lasting. In our experience, a balanced, comprehensive approach helps patients achieve their goals most effectively. Each patient has unique needs and frequently other procedures are combined with facial implant surgery for a more complete rejuvenation, including the following:

  • Injectables such as BOTOX® Cosmetic or fillers can smooth wrinkles or add volume to refine features.
  • Rhinoplasty can treat a nose that is either too large or too small, crooked, or simply out of balance
  • Laser resurfacing or chemical peel treatments can improve skin tone and texture around the eyes and face.
  • A facelift procedure, performed at the same time as a facial implant surgery can address advanced sagging skin in the cheeks, jowl line, or neck.

We look forward to helping you redesign your unique profile. Request a consultation online, or call Belcara Health at (410) 296-0414 to book your appointment.

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Dr. Bradley C. Robertson

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon, Facial Surgery Specialist

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Dr. Nadia K. Mostovych

Board-Certified Head & Neck Surgeon
Facial Plastic Surgeon

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