Implants are commonly used to accentuate areas where the underlying bone does not adequately support or project the soft tissues. The most common facial areas to have this effect are the cheekbones and chin. With facial implants, our cosmetic surgeon can provide your facial structures with the support they need.
Placing a facial implant typically involves making very small incisions that are hidden under the chin, in the eyelash area or, in some cases, inside of the mouth. Facial implants come in a wide variety of sizes and shapes, providing a natural-looking contour in almost any situation. Common implants include:
- Chin implants increase the size of a chin to be in proportion with the rest of the face. Projecting the chin can also improve the profile of the patient because the chin is visually separated from the neck.
- Jaw implants can add volume to the lower bone of the face. These implants define the jawline, angling out from the ears and down to the chin.
- Cheek implants increase flat or recessed cheekbones, helping to better define the face.
Prior to surgery, Dr. Gene Vandervort will discuss your goals for facial improvement. To better understand your overall health and conditions, we will thoroughly evaluate your medical history before surgery. After determining the appropriate procedure, we will fully describe what the procedure will involve and what to expect as far as cost and overall results.
To learn how receiving a facial implant in Leesburg or Ashburn, Virginia, can improve your quality of life, we invite you to contact Loudoun Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and schedule an appointment with our cosmetic surgeon.