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Chin & Cheek Implant

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Chin and cheek augmentation are common procedures that improve the balance of your facial profile. Chin implants correct a "weak" or receding chin caused by congenital deficiency, age-related bone resorption, or facial trauma. Cheek augmentation adds fullness and gives the appearance of well-defined cheekbones. Dr. Edward J. Gross offers chin and cheek implant procedures for Orlando men and women who hope to improve their facial harmony.

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Dr. Gross – Chin and Cheek Implants

Good Candidates for Facial Implants

For both men and women, chin or cheek implants can create a more pronounced jawline and improve the appearance of your bone structure. People also pursue facial implants to restore lost volume in the cheeks, a normal consequence of aging. The best candidates have skin that retains enough elasticity to be repositioned successfully.

To be eligible for surgery, your jaw and teeth must be healthy and function properly. A patient with a mildly weak chin can benefit from an implant, as well. It's also important that your immune system is healthy to help reduce the risk of infection after the surgery.

It may be useful to first use soft-tissue fillers such as JUVÉDERM® or Restylane® to create a stronger and more prominent chin. If you like the results, you will probably be an excellent candidate for a chin implant. You may also want to use a filler to enhance your cheeks: Because the results are temporary and ultimately reversible, you can assess your new look before deciding on using an implant to make the results permanent.

Proven Techniques, Outstanding Results

A weak chin can make the nose seem larger or make the neck appear full and undefined. Chin augmentation is the procedure of choice for most patients with normally functioning teeth and jaw development. Chin implants improve the facial contour by adding:

  • Increased projection
  • Improved shape

Cheek implants create a more youthful appearance by:

  • Adding volume to the cheekbones and midface
  • Lifting the cheeks and increasing their definition

See your results before surgery!

Our practice is among the few that use computer imaging to show potential results. With the help of this technology, Dr. Gross can reliably tailor a surgical treatment plan for the unique needs of each patient.

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Chin & Cheek Implants With a Facial Plastic Surgery Specialist

Dr. Gross performs chin implant procedures through an incision hidden under the chin. He typically uses an FDA-approved, medical-grade solid Silastic® implant for chin augmentation. For best results, Dr. Gross often performs chin augmentation at the same time as rhinoplasty, neck liposuction, or submentoplasty (tightening of the muscles underneath the chin and upper neck).

After making the incision, Dr. Gross creates a small pocket and inserts the implant in front of the jaw bone, making sure it sits at a position that looks balanced with your other facial features and improves your profile. Once he's satisfied, he closes the incision.

Dr. Gross uses the following chin implants:

The Conform™ Extended Anatomical Chin ImplantThe Conform™ Extended Anatomical Chin Implant is appropriate in the majority of cases. It mimics the natural contour of the mandible and is placed through a small incision under the chin. This implant also provides strengthening of the pre-jowl sulcus (side of the jaw) to create a more defined jawline. Women generally require a small to medium size implants, whereas men require medium, large, or extra large.

The Terino Square Chin Implant TheTerino Square Chin - Style I is recommended for men who want a more square jawline.

The Vertical Lengthening Chin ImplantThe Vertical Lengthening Chin is designed for patients who need vertical height in addition to forward projection. The Vertical Lengthening Chin implant creates a more elongated face and triangular jawline-chin shape.

Dr. Gross places cheek implants through hidden incisions inside the mouth. He uses Implantech® solid silicone implants for the cheeks. These implants come in various sizes and shapes, allowing for complete customization. Dr. Gross selects the best cheek implant for each patient after careful analysis and measurements of the face and cheeks. Chin augmentation takes place in conjunction with rhinoplasty in about 30 percent of his cases. He also frequently performs submentoplasty in combination with neck liposuction to enhance the overall result. Before chin or cheek procedures, Dr. Gross uses computer imaging to show patients their potential results.

Cost for Chin & Cheek Augmentation

At Dr. Gross' practice near Orlando, the cost for chin and cheek implant procedures varies per patient depending on whether you get 1 or both types of implants, whether your implant surgery is combined with other procedures, as well as a number of other factors. In general, the cost ranges from $4,200 & $4,500 (NOT including Anesthesia or Facility fees) including implant as well. Dr. Gross is proud to offer financing through CareCredit® for qualified patients.

A Smooth Recovery

These outpatient procedures take about an hour, and recovery time is generally a week. Results are permanent.

Pain is common for the first 1 to 2 days and can be eased with cool compresses and analgesics. Recovery time lasts about 5 to 7 days. Patients should avoid heavy lifting and contact sports for 2 weeks.

"Chin and cheek augmentation procedures have increased in popularity with the advent of social media, as profile photos are frequently used."

– Dr. Gross

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I prepare for recovery?

A few simple steps prior to surgery will make your recovery a smooth one. Make sure you have the following items available when you return home from our office:

  • Plenty of ice
  • Freezer bags
  • Clean gauze
  • The creams or ointments recommended by Dr. Gross to apply to external incision sites
  • Protein shakes, pudding, ice cream, and other soft foods
  • Mouthwash

Think about your wardrobe, as well. It's best to wear something comfortable that doesn't have to be pulled over your head — both on the day of your procedure and in the first few days of your recovery.

Are facial implants safe?

Chin and cheek implant surgery are safe procedures and complications are rare. The primary concern is infection, but that minimal risk is controlled with antibiotics.

The implants are secured to the bone with a suture to the periosteum, eliminating the need for plates or screws.

How soon after surgery can I exercise?

Dr. Gross advises waiting at least 2 weeks before resuming your normal exercise routine. If you participate in contact sports, wait until you're completely healed before competing or getting back on the field. Chin and cheek implants are very stable, but may be dislodged in the first few weeks after surgery if you sustain a direct blow.

Should I get cheek implants or JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC?

This is a conversation you should have with Dr. Gross during your consultation. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA is an FDA-approved filler that treats age-related volume loss in the cheeks; results can last for up to 2 years. Synthetic implants are considered permanent and create contours for patients whose bone structure may be underdeveloped. For the right candidates, both options are excellent treatments.

For answers to additional questions about these procedures, please visit our Chin & Cheek Implants FAQ page.

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