Unlike short-term procedures like dermal fillers, facial implants become a permanent part of your facial structure. If you want to bring more balance to your face by restoring volume to the cheeks, creating a stronger jawline or chin, or redefining nose contour, facial implants may be the ideal option for you.
What are facial implants?
Facial implants are used to augment or emphasize particular features to create facial harmony. Made of soft, synthetic material (typically silicone), the implants are compatible with human tissues and look and feel completely natural. Facial implants are frequently used in conjunction with another procedure, but can be done alone as well.
What can facial implants do?
- Define a weak jawline
- Sculpt the natural cheekbone
- Contour the chin
- Add lift to the face
- Decrease hollow areas
- Improve depressions at the chin
Cheek implants can restore youthful plumpness, volume, and definition to the mid-face once the skin has become droopy due to age or weight loss. Cheek implants are a great option for patients who have narrow/flat faces, or who have lost cheek contour due to age, congenital deficiency, disease, or injury.
There are three basic types of cheek implants that are used: malar, sub-malar, and combined malar/sub-malar.
Malar implants are used for patients who have adequate tissue in the cheek area but are deficient in the area closer to the temple, and want just a high cheekbone look. The implant results in cheekbones with a higher arch.
Sub-malar implants are used to get that attractive, youthful “apple in cheeks” appearance. By filling this area, the cheeks are restored a fullness that eliminates the sunken look that is associated with age or unhealthiness.
Combined malar/sub-malar implants
The combined malar/sub-malar is a larger implant that is exactly what it sounds like: it treats both the cheekbone and cheek areas to provide volume and definition.
PermaLip™ by SurgiSil™ is a facial implant created specifically to enhance the fullness of the lips. Made a soft solid silicone ploymer and using advanced implant technology, PermaLip is performed via an injection contouring process. The implants are placed using tiny incisions made inside the corners of the mouth.
Temporal shell implants
For many adults, with age comes a hollowing of the temple area. This can make an individual appear more aged or sickly than they actually are, and many look for a permanent way to correct this. Temporal shell implants are an excellent option to volumize the temple area when they have depressions in them.
A highly customized procedure
Because we all have different faces, implants aren’t a one-size-fits-all treatment. The implants we use are very versatile, and they can even be trimmed to better fit the unique structure of your face. During your consultation with us, we will go over exactly the type of implant and size that will be used for you.
Facial implants from Holcomb - Kreithen Plastic Surgery
At Holcomb - Kreithen, plastic surgery is our main focus. We are pleased to offer patients a comprehensive cosmetic center where all aesthetic concerns can be addressed using advanced procedures. Dr. David Holcomb is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon who delivers outstanding, natural-looking results. If you are interested in facial implants to bring harmony and balance to your appearance, we welcome you to contact us to schedule a consultation.