If you seek high cheekbones or would like to correct a receding (‘weak’) chin, you may want to consider the benefits of mentoplasty (chin augmentation) or malar augmentation (cheek augmentation). These surgical procedures can be performed alone or in conjunction with rhinoplasty or a facelift to provide a more symmetrical and balanced appearance.
Small incisions are made either in the natural crease lines of the face, under the chin, or most commonly inside the mouth. Pockets are made in the facial tissue and biologically safe implants are placed inside the pocket and incisions are closed with fine sutures to most effectively prevent scar visibility.
Patients will be provided with detailed instruction for post-operative care at the time of surgery. At the time of surgery, incisions are covered with bandages or tape. Initial swelling may be alleviated with cold compresses and mild pain medication.
The healing process is usually complete within one week to 10 days when stitches are removed (sutures placed inside the mouth dissolve on their own and do not require removal).
Dr. Kim is committed to combining your goals and realistic expectations with his skilled expertise for a safe and positive outcome. For more information about chin augmentation or cheek implants procedure or to schedule an appointment for a consultation, please call our office @ (770) 458-4255.