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.

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?

Most facial contouring patients elect to have their procedures performed in our on-site surgery center. Our 5-star facility, the Clarkview Surgical Center, was designed with the safety, comfort, privacy, and convenience of our patients in mind. It features state-of-the-art technology and meets the most rigorous safety standards. We are proud to be one of the few outpatient surgical facilities to earn AAAHC accreditation, as well as certifications from Medicare and the state of Maryland. Because safety is our first concern, all surgical procedures are performed with board-certified anesthesiologists and registered nurses.

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.

What Does a Facial Implant Procedure Cost?

We understand that having a general range of procedure prices can be helpful, so we are happy to provide estimated price ranges for the plastic surgery procedures we perform.  However, it is important to note that these price ranges are general estimates only.

The best way to learn about plastic surgery pricing is to consult directly with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons.  During your consultation, your surgeon will listen carefully to your concerns and goals and assess your medical history, lifestyle, and anatomy. Together, you and your surgeon will review all your treatment options and develop a personalized plan that meets all your needs. Only then are we able to provide an accurate price quote, which will include:

  • All visits before and after the procedure
  • Operating Room time and supplies
  • Surgeon’s fee
  • Anesthesia fees
  • All medical devices, implants, and support materials

 Price Range for Facial Implant procedures: $4,600 – $6,000

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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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.

Why Belcara Health

If you are ready to improve your appearance, the practice and surgeon you select are your most important decisions. To be confident with your results, you must have confidence in your medical team.

Our board-certified plastic surgeons are renowned for creating natural-looking, proportionate, beautiful results. Our Facial Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Nadia Mostovych and Dr. Bradley Roberson, will listen carefully to your goals, answer all your questions and help you make informed choices. We believe in educating our patients about their treatment options because you know your face best and you should be a partner in the entire surgery experience.

Exceptional patient care is the core of our philosophy at Belcara Health. Our goal is for you to feel as if you just received the best care possible and absolutely love your results. Located in a welcoming, sophisticated, luxurious facility, our 5-star services and staff provide an unparalleled experience. At each stage, we make every effort to surpass all your expectations. We are constantly upgrading our knowledge, technology, and services – and it shows. Our strong reputation and the trust of the community validates this commitment.

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Contact us today to learn more about how a facial implant procedure can help you feel more confident.

Our practitioners who specialize in Facial Implant procedures:

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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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