Chin and Cheek Implants

Chin and cheek implants may be used to balance your facial features, fill out a face that appears “sunken,” or add volume to the cheeks and/or chin. Cheek augmentation involves placing an implant under the skin and over the cheekbone. The incision is typically placed inside the mouth, thereby avoiding visible incisions. Chin augmentation involves inserting an implant under the skin and over the jawbone. A small incision is made, either inside the lower lip or underneath the chin. The implant is inserted inside the mouth, directly over the jawbone. These procedures may be performed under conscious sedation or general anesthesia on an outpatient basis. Most patents return to their usual daily activities after one week.