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Know The Different Types Of Facial Implants

Popular Types of Facial Implants

Facial implants aren’t meant to completely change the way you look. Instead, these plastic surgery procedures are designed to help you get the most out of what you already have by augmenting your features. Facial contouring through implants is typically performed on the jaw, cheek and chin areas of your face.

Jaw Implants

These types of implants are often placed between the bottom of your gums and your cheek, altering the volume of your jawline in a subtle manner. People who choose to have this type of procedure often possess a jawline that appears to fade into the neck and chin without delineation between the two. Adding jaw implants creates a more striking lower facial profile.

Cheek Implants

For those with sunken cheeks or thin cheekbones, adding implants into these areas provides greater contrast between your cheeks and the rest of your facial features. This type of implants is usually added through the inside of the upper lip, although it may also be performed through the lower eyelid if necessary. Cheek implants create an angular look for the mid-section of your face, also strengthening the look of your cheekbones.

Chin Implants

Similar to other popular facial implants, chin contouring is performed inside the mouth, through the lower lip, although in some cases they may be added through the bottom of your chin. Those who receive this type of implant may consider their chin too small compared to the rest of their face. Strengthening the chin through implants lengthens the face while balancing the bottom part of your face with the features of your mid and upper facial area.

Safe Facial Contouring

Facial implants are frequently added through small incisions, before the wound is sealed with absorbable sutures or stitches. Great surgeons are able to perform this procedure with as little healing required as possible, making the recovery process as easy as possible.

They work with you to plan how to sculpt your features, ensuring that you don’t receive implants that negatively impacts the look or balance of your facial features. Most importantly, they consider your medical history to avoid potential health repercussions.

Dr. Kenneth Dickie offers patients a unique personable and approach to conventional and cutting-edge surgical and non-surgical procedures.  We proudly offer plastic surgery services to Barrie, Collingwood, Sudbury, Orillia, Huntsville, Bracebridge and surrounding areas.

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