Chin & Cheek Implants FAQ
Chin and cheek implants are great choices for our Orlando patients who want to bring balance to their faces, but surprisingly few people are aware of the options they have. Here, we provide answers to some of the most common questions our Orlando patients ask about chin and cheek implants.
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How long does this procedure take?
About 1 hour.
What type of anesthesia do you use?
We use light general anesthesia for this type of surgery.
Is this an outpatient or inpatient procedure?
This is an outpatient procedure at Primera Surgery Center.
What are the side effects and risks?
The side effects are mild discomfort, temporary numbness of the skin, minor bruising and swelling, and the risk of infection (rare).
How long is the recovery time?
Recovery time is 5 to 7 days. Avoid heavy lifting for 2 weeks and contact sports for at least that long to minimize swelling or potential for displacement.
Where is the incision placed?
For chin implants, the incision is hidden under the chin in a natural crease. Sutures are removed at 1 week. For cheek implants, the incision is hidden inside the mouth. Sutures dissolve in 2 weeks.
What type of implant is used?
Dr. Gross uses only FDA-approved solid silicone implants from Implantech® for the chin and cheeks.
How much does chin and cheek augmentation cost?
The cost of chin and cheek augmentation for our Orlando patients depends on a number of factors such as the type of implants used, whether you have both the chin and cheeks augmented or just one area, and whether you have facial implants placed along with other procedures. On average, the cost for facial implant surgery ranges from $4,500 to $5,500.
How long will I enjoy my results?
Implant results are permanent.
"Chin and cheek augmentation procedures have increased in popularity with the advent of social media, as profile photos are frequently used."