Dr. Correa has studied under some of the best plastic surgeons in the country and has developed a trained eye in matters of facial proportions and structure. This is a vital skill which, combined with his artist’s eye has transformed many happy patients into the image they expected to see when they look in the mirror.
The most important aspect of chin or cheek augmentation is having the trained eye of an aesthetically trained plastic surgeon evaluate and recommend the exact right procedure needed to achieve the goal. If you’re looking for a chin and cheek augmentation, please continue reading to learn more about how this could help you.
Will changing my cheeks or chin make that much of a difference?
Sometimes the smallest change can have a profound effect on one’s appearance. Balance and symmetry are the hallmarks of beauty and a skilled plastic surgeon understands this. Dr. Bryan Correa is highly trained in the proportional relationships between the cheek, chin, nose and jaw line and can make that small adjustment that will subtly change your facial ratio.
Surgical or Nonsurgical Augmentation?
Sometimes the feature you wish to enhance or diminish requires surgery to adjust. For example, in patients with underlying structural defects in the chin or jaw or nose, surgery will be necessary to restore functionality or balance.
Chin and cheek augmentation can be done surgically, through the use of implants or modification of the jaw bone, or nonsurgically with fillers that are injected into the target areas. It all depends on your goals and which procedure will realistically achieve the goal you set with Dr. Correa in the pre-treatment consultation.
Surgery or Fillers?
The benefit of surgery is that the results are *long=lasting and can have dramatic effects, although there is more recovery time needed. Infections are a risk with any surgery and of particular concern when prosthetic implants are used although the chance of infection is very low and the incisions are very small. There will be swelling and bruising as part of the normal healing process but overall the results are long-lasting and quite effective at addressing the problem.
In the case of the chin the decision to use an implant vs altering the jaw bone itself depends upon several factors unique to each patient’s anatomy. For example, patients with significant asymmetry or particularly short chins may be better candidates for jaw bone surgery.
Fillers are noninvasive and carry very little recovery time since they are administered by injection. They can provide immediate results and since many of them contain substances such as hyaluronic acid, which stimulate collagen, the result can actually improve as time goes on. However, this type of treatment is not permanent and last approximately 9 to 18 months depending upon the particular product used in the injections.
For those who are experiencing mild sagging and early signs of aging, fillers can postpone the need for the more long-lasting surgical solution. For some patients who cannot undergo anesthesia for medical reasons, fillers may be the safest solution to problems such as hollow cheeks, sagging jaw line and weak chin.
Considering Facial Implants
Facial implants are a solution for some common structural defects such as:
- Weak chin
- Deformed jaw line
- Sunken cheeks
- Flat facial planes
- Facial imbalance after previous rhinoplasty
Facial implants for the chin or jaw line are a good option to increase the protrusion of an otherwise weak chin. This will also improve the look of your jaw line and can define the contours of the neck.
Patients who are undergoing rhinoplasty (nose restructuring) often benefit from having a chin implant to balance the lower third of the face. If there is a congenital deformity or damage from injury, implants can restructure the area and give a more symmetrical look.
If your cheeks have lost definition and fullness due to either age or unfavorable anatomy, cheek implants can restore the better definition and/or more youthful fullness you are seeking. Defined cheek bones are considered very desirable and will further improve the appearance of the face by lifting the skin and smoothing out wrinkles. You can finally have those sexy supermodel cheeks—and the result will last!
Dr. Correa can help you decide which method will best serve your needs based on your overall health and your desires. Facial fillers offer relatively little risk with minimal recovery time, whereas the more dramatic effects seen with implants or jaw surgery have a greater period of recovery—but also a more powerful effect. The decision as to what is best for you will be easier after your initial consultation with Dr. Correa as you will have a clear understanding of the method that is right for you.