Cheeks and chins have several options when it comes to seeking more volume and shape. As fillers are a popular option, fat transfers and augmentation can be more permanent and cost effective. Everyone's facial features and goals are different, that is why Dr. O considers various implant options and alternatives to help you achieve your desired look.
When should I consider this procedure?
- If you have a weak, receding chin and wish to make it more projecting and improve your jawline.
- If you wish to enhance the definition and fullness of your cheeks.
- If you wish to restore contour and proportion to your facial structures made deficient by aging.
- If you wish to correct facial asymmetry or deformities resulting from injury or congenital conditions.
You will experience postoperative bruising and swelling, with mild to moderate discomfort for a day or two. A cold compress can be applied to the operative site to reduce swelling, bruising and pain.
You should be able to return to work and other normal activities within a week. Stitches are removed in 5 to 10 days; if sutures are placed inside the mouth they will dissolve in a similar period of time.