Maintaining a youthful appearance is something that many of us strive for but can be difficult to achieve. Fortunately, there are a variety of treatments available to help you achieve that goal. While many people often first think of procedures like Botox, chemical peels and laser treatments, you might be surprised to learn that facial augmentation can also be used to successfully rejuvenate the appearance.
Volume loss is common with age and a key contributor to an aged appearance. There are a variety of ways to restore lost volume. For a more permanent solution, surgical procedures like chin augmentation and cheek augmentation can help. For a less invasive procedure, injectable fillers can be the ideal solution
With age the cheeks may begin to sag, but this can easily be corrected with cheek augmentation. Inserting an implant into the cheek area can give the appearance of youthful high cheekbones while also smoothing out associated wrinkles and lines. If the chin has lost definition with age, a chin augmentation can be a great option. Chin implants can add prominence to the chin area and improve the overall facial balance. Injectable fillers, on the other hand, can be used in many areas of the face to treat volume loss and even plump the lips.
The chin is one feature that can have a dramatic impact on the overall appearance of the face. When the chin is too small, other areas of the face, like the nose, can appear larger. When the chin is too large, it can detract from other features like the eyes or the mouth. A chin that is in balance with the other facial features results in a more pleasing profile and overall facial appearance.
With age, it’s not uncommon for the chin to lose definition. Chin augmentation, also known as mentoplasty, can add definition and prominence to the chin for improved facial harmony. If the chin is already too prominent, chin reduction surgery can be performed to remove part of the chin bone and make the chin appear smaller. Chin augmentation can improve some sagging skin in the area. However, if sagging is extreme, a neck lift may be needed. If there is excess fat in the chin, submental liposuction may be an option.
Chin Augmentation Surgery and Recovery
The chin augmentation procedure will require incisions to be made that are either underneath the chin or on the inside of the mouth. An implant is inserted through the incision and secured over the chin bone. The implant material is typically silicone or another surgical material that has been deemed safe and compatible with the body. The implanted material will mimic the feeling of soft tissue for a natural appearance.
After chin augmentation surgery, patients can expect some swelling and bruising. These side effects typically resolve within a few weeks. Any discomfort that patients experience can be alleviated with pain medication. It is important that physical activity is limited for a period of time to ensure the chin and jaw remain in place for healing.
Cheek augmentation, also known as malar augmentation can balance the facial features and create the appearance of high cheekbones. Incisions for the surgery are made near the eyes or inside of the mouth. This will provide access to the cheek bone area. The implants that will be utilized can fit inside of the pocket between the cheek bones and the tissue. This implant will allow the cheeks to become more prominent and structured looking. The implant should mimic the feeling of soft tissue, just as the chin implant should. This will allow for a natural appearance.
Immediately after the procedure the cheeks will appear swollen and puffy. This will last for some time and the true appearance of the procedure may not be visible for many weeks. Bruising will occur and will last for approximately two weeks. Just as with a chin procedure, the cheeks should remain protected from any physical activity and contact for a period of time after surgery.
Some patients do not want to experience a full surgical procedure, but still want to enhance their jaw and cheeks. These patients may want to pursue injectable filler options that can create the appearance of a fuller look with less down time. Fillers are utilized to restore or create volume in a specific area of the face. When the volume is restored, the face can appear smooth and more youthful.
Radiesse is a great filler that can be utilized in the facial area. The Radiesse formula allows for continued production of the body’s own natural collagen which can create a youthful glow for a longer duration. The filler can be used on many areas of the face, including the nasolabial folds, the jawline, chin, jowls, cheeks, temples, and even the hands.
A huge benefit to utilizing fillers is that they are injected during a simple office visit and involve few side effects and no downtime. Some fillers can last for many years depending on the type and brand, while others may need to be repeated every six to nine months or so in order to maintain results. Radiesse can last for up to two years after the injection. Other great facial fillers that Dr. Masri can discuss with you include Zyplast, Artecoll, Cymetra, AlloDerm, Fascian, CosmoDermT, Peralne, Hylaform, Restylane, Botox, RadianceT, and Hyroxylapatite.
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Dr. Masri and his staff can answer any questions that you may have. You can learn about cosmetic procedures and non-surgical procedures that can greatly change your appearance. The Masri Clinic can be reached by calling 866-487-3223 and a free consultation can be scheduled!