Wondering if an implant is the right way to shape and define certain facial features? To find out, please call Grossman | Capraro Plastic Surgery, at 303-320-5566, to arrange a one-on-one consultation with one of our experienced plastic surgeons in Denver.
- Why Should I Consider Facial Implants?
- Chin Implants
- Cheek Implants
- Choosing the Right Plastic Surgeon
- Jaw Implants
- Tear Trough Implants
- Temporal Implants
- Next Steps: Your Consultation
Why Should I Consider Facial Implants?
These devices create ideal balance, shape and definition. Facial implants create a more aesthetically pleasing facial shape, and they can restore a more youthful appearance. When you are a young adult, your facial shape is full. It is with the aging process that areas of our faces become deflated and sunken.
Our plastic surgeons at Grossman | Capraro Plastic Surgery provide several types of facial implants. These are designed to address various aesthetic complaints:
- A weak or recessed chin
- Deflated, hollow cheeks
- Narrow, weak jaw line
- Dark circles and hollows beneath your eyes
Facial implants are also well-suited for correcting certain deformities or asymmetries caused by physical injury or a congenital condition. The only way to know if you are a candidate for sure is to visit our experienced plastic surgeons. During your consultation, we will make sure that you know all of your options.
For lip augmentation, our plastic surgeons provide lip implant options as well as lip injectables and fat transfer.
The following are some of the reasons you may want to consider a chin implant:
- Stronger chin
- Lengthened facial profile
- Balanced facial profile
- Aesthetically pleasing facial shape
Are other facial procedures ever combined with chin implant placement? Yes, some patients elect additional surgeries to complement the new shape of their chin. Rhinoplasty is an example of a complementary procedure. The chin and nose can both be re-shaped to create better balance, proportion and symmetry of the facial features.
What is the procedure like? The surgeon makes a small incision beneath your chin, through which the implant is placed. Incisions are closed with sutures. Depending on your situation and preferences, general or local anesthesia may be used.
Your results: The new shape of the chin is immediately apparent and will continue to improve as swelling dissipates. Most people return to work within a week. It is important to choose a plastic surgeon who combines technical skill with artistic sensibility. When placing the chin implant, the plastic surgeons at Grossman | Capraro Plastic Surgery make sure that your results look natural.
For men and women alike, sunken cheeks tend to create an aged appearance. Just about all of us subconsciously link thinned, deflated skin to the aging process, and with good reason. Fat beneath your skin does in fact deplete as you grow older. That is the reason why we associate a fuller, smooth face with youth.
With cheek implants, you can restore prominent, defined cheeks and a more youthful facial shape. For women, cheek implants can be the right way to create the desirable heart-shaped facial contour. For men, cheek implants can create the prominent, chiseled look of strong cheekbones.
In general, you may be a good candidate for cheek implants if you want to address any of the following:
- Thin, deflated skin over your mid-face
- Sunken, hollow cheek appearance
- Appearance of advanced age because of deflated facial shape
- Cheeks have simply never looked full and prominent
Our surgeons provide results that look natural and attractive. They can determine if you are a good candidate for cheek implants.
Curious about the procedure? Our surgeons have placed facial implants many times. The cheek implant procedure takes about an hour. An incision is made either below the lower eyelid or inside the mouth. Both options are well-concealed. The cheek implant is placed in the desired location within the cheek bone. The incisions are closed. Other chin implants or a rhinoplasty procedure may be recommended to attain ideal results.
Choosing The Right Plastic Surgeon
If you plan to receive facial implants, you should search for a plastic surgeon who is not only experienced in placing them, but who can demonstrate skill and an eye for aesthetics. At your consultation, ask to see before-and-after photos of their previous patients. Ask about their training and level of experience with facial implants.
At Grossman | Capraro Plastic Surgery, our board-certified plastic surgeons have been providing facial implants for many years and they want you to be thrilled about your results.
Our plastic surgeons not only have the skill and training to place facial implants, they have the aesthetic eye to make sure the results look natural. Their passion is to provide you with an outstanding final result. To schedule your consultation in Denver, please call us at 303-320-5566.
A poorly defined jaw line can drastically affect the appearance of your face and neck, both in profile and from straight-on. Jaw implants provide a long-term solution to this problem. You may be a good candidate for these facial implants if you are unhappy with any of the following:
- Weak, poorly defined jaw line
- A jaw line out of proportion with your other facial features
- The appearance of soft, excess skin and fat along the jaw because of the lack of a strong jaw line
- A skeletal deficiency that resulted in a weak jaw line
Jaw implants are particularly popular among our male patients. As a man, you can feel really unhappy with your appearance if you have a weak jaw. A strong, angular jaw is often looked upon as a form of masculinity. With the results provided by these implants, you can feel confident about your appearance.
Jaw implants are placed through an incision in your mouth. Therefore, scars will not be apparent. It takes about two hours to complete the procedure.
Tear Trough Implants
Dark circles under your eyes are not always the result of a poor night's rest. Sometimes they are the result of a tear trough deformity, which occurs when the shape of the skin and fat in the lower eyelid creates a shadow around your eye – it accentuates the hollow below your eye, and between your lower lid and the side of your nose. Fortunately, tear trough implants are one way to restore alert, youthful looking eyes.
How are these implants placed? The soft, silicone implants are inserted through a tiny incision, where they are carefully placed over the bone mass under your lower eyelid. Our plastic surgeons prefer the transconjunctival method, which creates an incision inside the inner eyelid. This way, there is no visible scar.
Tear trough implants are not an entirely common procedure. It takes considerable surgical skill to properly execute. The plastic surgeons at Grossman | Capraro Plastic Surgery have performed this procedure many times and have consistently achieved gorgeous, natural results. By using the transconjunctival method, they eliminate many of the complications traditionally associated with less advanced techniques.
What about dermal fillers? Dermal fillers are another treatment used for under-eye shadows and hollows. The advantage is that they are non-surgical. But the results do not last as long as tear trough implants. Our surgeons will help you pick a rejuvenating treatment that works for your expectations.
These soft, silicone implants are used to augment the temples, which is the area on either side of your head, behind the eyes. You may have always experienced a sunken temple appearance, or it may have developed as you aged. Aging causes the fat around your temples (as well as elsewhere on your face) to deplete and sag.
The temporal implants can be trimmed so that they are the most flattering size and shape for your head. Although dermal fillers are sometimes used for this purpose, it generally requires a lot of filler and the results are temporary. Implants are long-lasting and potentially permanent. They can be removed or replaced if you ever wish to do so.
Here are the main reasons you may be interested in this type of facial augmentation:
- Narrow forehead
- Hollow, sunken temporal area
- Changes to the temples as a result of aging
This procedure is fast and effective. Most of the time, it takes between 30 minutes to 1 hour to complete. The incision and resulting scar is hidden within the hairline.
The implants are placed on top of the temporal muscles. Because of the flexibility and softness of the implant, the final results look natural, full and youthful. Depending on what changes you would like to see, the implants may cover just the portion of your temples that are not covered by hair, immediately to the sides of your eyes. Or, the implants may extend to the area of the temples beneath the hair. Rely on our experienced plastic surgeons to help you decide how you want your results to look.
Next Steps: Your Consultation
Interested in finding out if one of these facial implants may be right for you? We encourage you to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced, board-certified plastic surgeons. To arrange your appointment, please call our staff at 303-320-5566. We proudly serve Denver, Littleton and all of the surrounding areas in Colorado.