For people who want a significant change in the size or shape of their chin, jaw, or cheekbones, the right solution is often facial implants. In Beverly Hills, Dr. Catherine Chang uses fully customized, "bespoke" cheek and chin implants to create a more sculpted jawline, defined cheekbones, and refined nose, and to correct deep hollows under the eyes and temples.
Surgical facial contouring should be performed with the utmost care by a surgeon with experience in altering the facial skeleton. As a craniofacial aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgeon, Dr. Chang has specific, highly specialized training in the complex surgery of facial bones and soft tissue of the face. People with issues concerning their facial structure may all benefit from facial implants.
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Facial implants can correct varying degrees of facial asymmetry. Studies show that symmetrical faces are consistently rated more attractive than non-symmetrical faces. Most people have slight differences between the left and right side of their face. These slight differences are normal and expected. When these differences are more pronounced, they can cause the face to look less attractive, and can distract from other facial features. These uneven proportions can be addressed with implants at Cassileth Plastic Surgery.
Facial implants create definition in the cheekbones, jawline, and along the nose. These implants contribute to creating a proportional balance between all areas of your face. Augmentation options offered by Dr. Catherine S. Chang include chin, infraorbital rim, cheek, and jaw implants, as well as custom-designed devices to meet your individual need and facial symmetry goals.
Dr. Chang uses Vectra 3D imaging and a CT scan for precise, highly tailored measurements. Individualized measurements provide the starting blueprint for her to design and build each facial implant. By starting with your skeletal anatomy and measurements, she builds an implant that fits your current anatomy seamlessly. She custom designs the implant for each patient based on their original skeletal anatomy. This highly detailed process ensures the implant will align perfectly to the patient's bone structure for a seamless fit down to the micro-millimeter.
Ideal candidates for facial implants are anyone who wants to improve the appearance, proportions, and symmetry under the eyes, on the cheeks, on the chin, around the nose, or on the temples.
Facial implant surgery has grown in popularity, with patients coming to Dr. Chang to ask questions about chin and cheek implants, as well as other topics that come up often. With that in mind, we have compiled a list of the most commonly asked facial implant procedure questions:
Dr. Catherine Chang offers patients customized solutions for correcting asymmetry with exact proportional outcomes down to .1 millimeter. Unlike out-of-the-box implants, the benefits of custom facial implants include an individualized, tailored result, the ability to achieve perfect symmetry, and an exact fit. Facial bones are not perfectly smooth, so out-of-the-box generic implants are often not an exact fit due to bone irregularities, which can result in less-than-perfect results. Dr. Chang uses exact measurements and specifications to match each patient's anatomy to achieve the right dimensions for facial symmetry with one-of-a-kind customized implants.
Dermal fillers can make temporary, moderate improvements, but are not an ideal replacement for bone. Facial implants are the best solution for patients looking for longer lasting, defined results. Many patients find facial implants to be a lifelong solution to problem areas on their face that contribute to displeasing asymmetry and lack of definition.
Patients who want to correct a deformity, add contours, create elegant definition, elongate a short, weak chin, create a masculine jaw, or correct a protruding chin are great candidates for implant surgery. Facial implants can also elongate the face, make the nose appear slimmer, and enhance cheekbones and angles of the jawline.
Cheek augmentation is be performed with custom facial implants placed over the cheekbone. The implants are positioned to fit seamlessly with one's natural bone contour and are placed through an incision inside the mouth. A cheek implant procedure is an outpatient procedure, performed under general anesthesia.
A chin augmentation is an outpatient procedure performed with the patient under general anesthesia. Dr. Chang performs this procedure using individualized, custom facial implants to reshape and correct a weak chin for a predictable exact outcome. The implant is inserted inside the mouth, near the base of the front teeth.
A slimmer, v-shaped jawline can be achieved with osteotomy bone shaving and custom implants. This allows Dr. Catherine S. Chang to remove and sculpt a portion of the bone and achieve a shortened chin with a petite, angular look while refining the width of the chin.
Custom facial implants for the chin, cheeks, or jaw can be inserted during one procedure to achieve optimal facial contouring results. This combination offers patients the ability to address multiple areas of concern and asymmetry at one time for lifelong results.
The procedure itself is typically one hour. Recovery time for facial implants can be one to two weeks. The results will continue to look better and better over the course of one year. Patients can expect to feel a slight ache in the area treated along with swelling for the first 2-3 weeks.
Custom facial implants have a high success rate because they are perfectly shaped to the patient's bone structure. The risk of infection is extremely low—less than 1 percent—because the implants lock into place on the patient's anatomy. This procedure can create one of the most significant improvements to a person's overall appearance.
Unlike injectable facial sculpting, facial implants are not a temporary solution. Results from implants can be subtle or dramatic and make a huge difference in a patient's overall appearance by providing more facial symmetry to achieve an ideal profile.WHAT IS DIFFERENT ABOUT YOUR TECHNIQUES FOR FACIAL AUGMENTATION?
After using Vectra 3D imaging and a CT scan of the skull to get precise measurements, Dr. Change then designs and 3D prints customized implants for each patient. This process ensures the patient is receiving the best possible implant for their aesthetic goals.
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