A chin implant will give the chin added definition for a more balanced appearance between facial features. A chin implant can help the nose to look more proportionate on the face and it can create a more defined contour between the chin and neck. A patient may choose to have this procedure in conjunction with a facelift or rhinoplasty to create an overall more youthful and balanced appearance.
A cheek implant enhances cheeks by giving them a more prominent and sculpted look and by restoring a youthful aspect to this area. In the aging process, the face loses the fat which helps to keep it looking smooth and supple, while other areas of the body tend to gain it.
To give the cheeks a more naturally sculpted and full look, our plastic surgeons prefer to restore volume to this area through the use of either cosmetic fillers or fat grafts. If fat grafting is the chosen method, the surgeon will take fat that has been liposuctioned from other areas of the body and inject it into the cheeks to resculpt their appearance.
Our plastic surgeons use injectable fillers and fat grafting to give lips a fuller, softer appearance. Hyaluronic Acid fillers such as Juvederm™ and Restylane ® temporarily plump the lips and can last approximately six months to a year, depending on the filler.
Fat grafts are obtained from a patient’s own fat through liposuctioning areas such as the inner thighs or abdomen and carefully injecting it into the lips. Fat grafts can last for months and sometimes years, though this varies depending on the individual.
Please contact our Virginia Beach plastic surgery center to learn more about chin and lip augmentations and to schedule a cosmetic consultation with one of our doctors.