Changes of facial aging include not only descent of tissue, but also loss of tissue volume. This loss of volume is most noticeable in the cheeks, but affects other facial regions as well. An excellent and permanent way to correct this change is the placement of facial implants. Other patients may have congenitally recessed chins, cheeks, or other facial features, and can benefit from implants.
Examples of common implant procedures are:
This procedure is done to correct sunken aging cheeks, or poorly developed cheekbones. Cheek implants can improve facial harmony by giving greater definition to the cheekbones, achieving better balance with the rest of your face. Implants are placed in a pocket between the cheek bones and overlying soft tissue.
A more pleasing, balanced profile can be achieved by inserting a chin implant to build up a receding chin. The results can be greater facial harmony and an increase in self-confidence.