There are a number of different types of implants available, all designed to address a specific facial region.
Facial implants can be used to improve facial contour in the following regions:
If you’re interested in finding out more about facial implant surgery, contact us to make a booking to come in and speak with our plastic surgeon, Dr Chaithan Reddy.
Why get facial implants?
Facial implants can not only improve your facial profile and facial proportions, they can also be used to correct any facial asymmetries that exist.
Implants can often be used to harmonise facial proportions. Chin implants are commonly performed to improve chin projection, particularly when combined with a rhinoplasty procedure. The width of your lower jaw can also be increased to further define your jawline. Similarly, cheek implants can be used to enhance sunken or depressed check bones.
Actual Silicone Jaw Widening Implant
Like liposuction under the jawline, facial implant surgery is commonly requested by and customised to meet the needs of our male plastic surgery patients. The combination of chin and jaw angle implants can be very effective in augmenting the lower jaw by enhancing jaw width and producing a more defined jawline.
Patients who are undergoing a facial implant procedure are placed under general anaesthesia. The procedure is performed at one of several hospitals we work with in the Sydney area. All of the hospitals are private and provide top-of-the-line facilities. They are located in the Norwest, North Shore and Western Sydney regions. Chin and facial implant surgery is commonly performed as a day surgery procedure.
‘Implantech’ Jaw Line Widening Implant ‘Sizes’ to help choose correct size
In the case of chin implants, the implants can be inserted via a small incision under the chin, or via an incision along the inner aspect of the lower lip.
While the latter has the advantage of no visible external incision, there is a slightly higher risk of implant infection via the intra-oral approach. Following the access incision, Dr Reddy separates the tissue to create a small pocket where the implant is placed. Unlike many other providers, Dr Reddy routinely fixes the implant to the bone to prevent subsequent malposition or movement. Following placement of the implant, the incision will be closed using sutures, and sterile dressings will be applied.
Cheek implants may be inserted via two approaches also. The implants may be inserted via incisions within the mouth, or via an incision along the lower eyelid. There are pros and cons related to each of the two approaches, and Dr Chaithan Reddy will discuss these with you such that the most favourable approach is selected in each individual case.
When you wake up from anaesthesia, Dr Reddy will come in to speak with you, explain how the surgery went, and ensure that you are prepared for the period of healing. For chin augmentation operations, you may return home from the hospital on the day of the surgery. However, for cheek implants and jaw angle implants, and overnight stay is generally recommended. You will be given a detailed plan for your post-operative care that will contain all the information you will need to oversee your own healing process. You will also be provided with 24 hour contact details so that you can easily reach your care provider if any issues arise.
Facial implants at The Plastic Surgery Clinic & Medispa
Facial implants such as chin, jawline, and cheek implants can be a very effective way to add definition to your facial contours and enhance your facial features.
If you would like to discuss either chin, jawline or cheek implants in more detail, please feel to contact us at The Plastic Surgery Clinic & Medispa and a consultation can be arranged at any one of our clinics located in Sydney’s North Shore, Norwest, and Central Coast precincts.
Every patient is unique and results may vary. Surgery and all health regulated services carry risks which need to be discussed with your doctor to ensure you are fully informed and realistic outcomes have been explained.