Improve the contours of your face with chin and cheek implants
Facial implants, also known as cheek and chin implants, are used to augment men and women’s facial contours. Specifically, facial implants strengthen the chin and jaw line and cheek implants are used to add dimension and to sculpt the cheekbones.
At Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery in Indianapolis, IN, Dr. Greg Chernoff combines current surgical advances and state-of-the-art implants to safely and effectively provide natural-looking enhancement to the cheek and chin. During your consultation, Dr. Greg Chernoff will recommend the appropriate implant that will enhance your facial appearance and profile as implants are available in a variety of sizes and styles.
The modern chin implant opens up a new door for aesthetic and reconstructive cosmetic surgery patients. Vastly improving the facial contour, augmenting congenital defects, and repairing damage from face-trauma, the mentoplasty makes it consistently simple to obtain the goal of facial balance.
For patients interested in a non-surgical option to enhance the contours of the face, Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery offers an innovative procedure called the Y-Lift. This alternative uses a precise sub-muscular placement of long-lasting dermal fillers to create facial contours. Dr. Chernoff is among an elite group of surgeons trained and certified to perform the Y-Lift.
Dr. Chernoff is a triple board-certified plastic surgeon, has over 30 years of experience, and is widely considered the best cosmetic surgeon in the Indianapolis, IN area. With extensive training in facial structure and anatomy, Dr. Chernoff leads the way for chin and cheek augmentation procedures.
What Are Chin and Cheek Implants?
- Chin Implants
Chin implants (mentoplasty) are recommended for both men and women to address a small, recessed chin which can be viewed as a sign of weakness or frailty. Whether it is a congenital defect or the result of facial trauma, a diminutive chin can cause an imbalance with other facial features, detracting from an otherwise aesthetically pleasing appearance. A chin implant is a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to permanently improve the projection of a small, recessed chin through the expert insertion of a silicone implant. A chin implant improves the patient’s facial proportions by creating a symmetry with the other features of their face. A more prominent chin not only increases aesthetic appeal, but it will also elongate the neck, bringing out a definition of the face and taking pounds off of the appearance.
- Cheek Implants
Cheek implants restore or create prominent cheek bones. Cheek implants are also available in a variety of sizes, shapes, and materials, allowing patients to customize their results.
Dr. Greg Chernoff combines current surgical advances with cutting edge technology to safely provide a natural-looking enhancement of the chin and cheek areas of the face. Performed alone or in combination with other facial procedures, he can include the chin implant as part of an individualized, rejuvenating facial transformation.
Are You A Candidate For A Chin Implant
A proportionate facial structure is key for an attractive appearance. The chin is a vital element for both balance and symmetry of the face. Individuals who have some of the following concerns may benefit from a chin implant:
- A weak, receding chin
- Facial asymmetry or deformities
A permanent chin implant can increase the size and projection of a chin, restoring balance with the forehead, nose, and cheeks. A chin implant can provide a subtle improvement to the facial silhouette while equalizing the more prominent features.
Consultations with Dr. Chernoff
All surgical procedures begin with a thorough consultation appointment. At this time, Dr. Chernoff will assess your facial structure, discuss aesthetic improvement goals, review treatment options and their potential results, as well as discuss the potential risks involved. He will show before and after photos of his recent chin or cheek implant patients, and utilize computer imaging to determine the best size and shape implant for the individual situation. A customized surgical plan will be created, and tailored to the needs and goals of the specific patient.
Preparing for Surgery
Prior to any surgical procedure, Dr. Chernoff recommends that all our patients read our “Patient Guide for Plastic Surgery”. The guide explains important points that all patients should think about as they are considering a surgical procedure.
How Is A Chin Impant Performed?
A chin implant is comprised of a biocompatible silicone designed to enhance or augment the structure of the lower face. The implants used come in various shapes and sizes and the implant is customized to fit the exact specification of each patient. During your consultation, Dr. Chernoff will help you select the size of the implant to best achieve your aesthetic goals.
Dr. Chernoff performs the chin implant as an outpatient procedure at Outpatient Surgery Center using either twilight or general anesthesia. A local anesthetic is also used to fully numb the lower face. Dr. Chernoff begins the procedure by making a tiny incision on the inside, front portion of the mouth. The chin implant is placed, positioned, and finally secured. Dissolving stitches and flesh colored tape will hold the implant in position for the first three to four days.
What Is The Recovery Process For A Chin Implant?
The recovery time from a chin augmentation is usually about a week; patients should take 5-7 days off work or school to allow for proper healing. Expect moderate discomfort, aching, and numbness for the first couple days after surgery. Some swelling and bruising will occur, but diminishes quickly. Patients should keep their head elevated for the initial 24-48 hours after surgery; this will discourage any additional swelling. Dr. Chernoff makes sure his patients rest comfortably at home by prescribing appropriate medications.By 6 weeks post-surgery, all swelling should be diminished and the final chin implant results can be appreciated.
Very rarely, complications will occur after mentoplasty. Problems that can be associated with chin augmentation include infection, scarring, and a dislodging of the implant. Remember to always choose the best cosmetic surgeon available; this will greatly reduce the risk for any serious complications.
Are You A Candidate For Cheek Implants
Cheek implants are a permanent way to help create or restore prominent and alluring cheekbones. A variety of different cheek implants are available in different sizes, shapes and materials to achieve your desired look.
If you were born with prominent or “high” cheekbones and have noticed that they have disappeared over the years, you are not alone. As we age, we lose fat and volume in our face. Others may have inherited a flat mid-face which can flatten further as we age.
How Is Cheek Implant Surgery Performed?
The cheek implant procedure is relatively simple. After an incision is made inside your mouth where the implant will sit inside your cheek, a pocket is formed and the implant is properly secured. Generally, patients are placed under local anesthesia with sedation during this outpatient procedure.
Why Select Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery Center of Excellence?
Dr. Greg Chernoff is a triple board certified facial and reconstructive plastic surgeon.
If you are considering facial cosmetic surgery, then you want to find the best facial plastic surgeon. Finding the right surgeon can mean the difference between great natural-looking results that you are happy with or less than optimal results.
At Dr. Chernoff’s Cosmetic Surgery Facial Center of Excellence, you can be reassured that Dr. Greg Chernoff has the appropriate surgical certifications, extensive knowledge, experience, surgical skill and aesthetic vision. He is certified by The American Board of Facial, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, The American Board of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, and The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Dr. Chernoff is a renowned aesthetic surgeon and educator.
You can trust your delicate facial surgical enhancement procedures to Dr. Chernoff. He has performed thousands of cosmetic surgeries and procedures for men and women in Indianapolis, IN and the surrounding communities and states for over 30 years.
You only have one face. Be sure to select the most experienced facial plastic surgeon for your facial enhancement procedure so you can look “Your Natural Best!”
Select the Best for Natural
If you desire a Center of Excellence for cosmetic surgical and non-surgical procedures, look no further than Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery in Indianapolis, IN. Dr. Greg Chernoff is a triple board-certified physician who is passionate about helping his patients achieve their goals. Our commitment to you is to provide outstanding patient care and optimal results.