Custom Facial Implants

3-D Custom Facial Implants by craniofacial expert Catherine S. Chang

Considering Facial Implants?

A proportionate facial skeleton is a fundamental component to an attractive face. Minor adjustments and augmentations of the facial skeleton can be a very powerful tool in achieving facial balance.  For people who want a significant change in the size or shape of their chin, jaw or cheekbones — facial implants are often the right solution. Custom facial implants can be a great option to give you a more defined, balanced look. Fully customized, “bespoke” implants are used to  create a more sculpted jawline, define cheekbones, refine the nose, and even correct hollows under the eyes and temples.

Contouring the facial skeleton should be performed with the utmost care and by someone with experience in altering the facial skeleton. Dr. Catherine S. Chang’s background in Craniofacial Surgery has provided her with a wide breadth of experience operating on the facial skeleton in the setting of reconstruction and for aesthetic purposes.  Patients with normal, deficient, surgically or traumatically altered anatomy may all benefit from implant augmentation.

Correct Facial Asymmetry

Facial Implants can correct varying degrees of facial asymmetry. It has been proven that symmetrical faces are rated more attractive than non-symmetrical faces. Most people have slight differences between the left and right side of their face. When these differences are more pronounced, they can cause the face to look less attractive, and can be distracting of other facial features.

Create Facial Definition

Facial implants create definition in the cheekbones, jawline and along the nose giving you a more attractive look. Types of facial implants offered by Dr. Catherine S. Chang include: Chin, Infraorbital rim, cheek, jaw, and custom designed implants.

Make Facial Features Prominent

Custom facial implants can be used to make features such as the jawline and cheekbones more prominent, resulting in a more defined, stronger look.

What Does Facial Implant Surgery Entail?

Dr. Chang uses 3-D vectra imaging and a CT scan for precise, patient-tailored measurements. She custom designs the facial implant for each patient, based on their anatomy. This highly detailed process ensures the implant will align perfectly to the patients bone structure for a seamless fit down to the micro-millimeter.

Am I A Good Candidate For Facial Implants?

Ideal candidates for facial implants are anyone who wants to improve the appearance under the eye, on the cheeks, chin, around the nose, or temples.





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