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FACIAL IMPLANTS

MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY

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WHAT IS FACIAL HARMONY?

Form follows function Dr. Diamantis strives to improve facial harmony with facial augmentation procedures.

Facial reshaping of the bony contours allows us to enhance or reduce areas of the face. Many people feel their face is out of balance and wish to have changes made to achieve facial harmony. The maxillofacial options include; chin/jaw reduction or advancement, cheek augmentation, rhinoplasty, and jaw surgery (orthognathic).

Read below where you will learn about treatment options to restore facial balance.

Facial Implant | Maxillofacial Surgery

Facial Balancing and Enhancing

Facial implants bring balance and better proportion to the structural appearance of your face. If you are bothered by a small chin, weak jaw or lack of facial contour, plastic surgery with facial implants may benefit you.

 

What are facial implants?

Facial implants are specially formed solid materials compatible with human tissues, designed to enhance or augment the physical structure of your face.

The precise type and size of facial implants best suited for you requires an evaluation of your goals, the features you wish to correct, and Dr. Diamantis judgment.

If you are bothered by a small chin, weak jaw, or lack of facial contour, plastic surgery with facial implants may benefit you.

While any area of your face can be augmented with implants, the cheek or malar area, chin, and jaw are the most common sites for facial implants.

Chin implants

Chin implants can increase the size and projection of a chin that is not in proportion with the forehead and mid-face.

A small or recessed chin can also be described as one that seems to disappear into the neck of an individual of normal weight, rather than appearing as a distinct facial feature.

Jaw implants

Jaw implants increase the width of the lower third of your face.

Much like the chin, a weak jaw can be thought of as one that is not well defined and distinct from the neck or one that slopes rather than angles from the ear to the chin.

In some cases, both the chin and jaw can contribute to facial imbalance.

Cheek implants

Cheek implants increase the projection of the cheekbones. They add volume to areas that may be recessed or flat.

Facial implants candidates

Plastic surgery with facial implants is best performed on people whose head and skull have reached physical maturity, which generally occurs in late adolescence.

You may be a good candidate for facial implants if you:

  • Are physically healthy
  • Do not smoke
  • Have a positive outlook and specific goals in mind for improvement of facial contours

If you are bothered by a small chin, weak jaw, or lack of facial contour, plastic surgery with facial implants may benefit you.

Facial implants procedure steps

A facial implants procedure may include the following steps:

Anesthesia

Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedures. The options include intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. Dr. Diamantis will recommend the best option for you.

Cheek implants

The specific area to be augmented in the cheek determines where an implant will be positioned on the cheekbone.

Cheek implants are most often placed through incisions in the mouth. When performed with other procedures, alternate incisions may be recommended including placement through an incision inside the lower eyelid or one within the hairline.

Chin implants

For a chin implant, the incision may be inside your mouth, along the crease that joins your lower lip and gums.

An incision just beneath the chin is an alternative.

Jaw implants

Jaw implants are generally placed through the mouth with incisions inside the mouth, back along the jawline at the crease where the inside of your cheek and gums meet.

Your incisions will be closed with absorbable sutures or stitches that will be removed within one to two weeks following your surgery.

Results

While the initial outcome of plastic surgery with facial implants is noticeable almost immediately, it will be obscured by visible swelling. It may take several months for swelling to fully dissipate.

Your facial implants consultation

During your facial implants consultation be prepared to discuss:

  • Your surgical goals
  • Medical conditions, drug allergies, and medical treatments
  • Current medications, vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco, and drug use
  • Previous surgeries

Dr. Diamantis will also:

  • Evaluate your general health status and any pre-existing health conditions or risk factors
  • Take photographs
  • Discuss your options
  • Recommend a course of treatment
  • Discuss likely outcomes of facial implant surgery and any risks or potential complications

Be sure to ask questions. To help, we have prepared a checklist of questions to ask Dr. Diamantis during your facial implants consultation.

It's very important to understand all aspects of your facial implant surgery. It's natural to feel some anxiety, whether it's excitement for your anticipated new look or a bit of preoperative stress. Don't be shy about discussing these feelings with Dr. Diamantis.

Facial implant words to know

Biocompatible materials

Synthetic or natural material used in facial implants and designed to function along with living tissue.

External incisions

Surgical incisions made on the surface of your skin.

General anesthesia

Drugs and/or gases used during an operation to relieve pain and alter consciousness.

Intraoral incisions

Surgical incisions made inside the mouth.

Intravenous sedation

Sedatives administered by injection into a vein to help you relax.

Local anesthesia

A drug injected directly to the site of an incision during an operation to relieve pain.

Patient Photo Gallery

Meet Kristen,15

"Honor roll student and daughter"

"The surgery changed my daughter's life."

Kristen is a quiet shy young lady. She enjoys reading and walking on the beach. Kristen's physician was concerned with her severe overbite and poor nutrition and referred her to Cleveland Cosmetic Surgery for an evaluation. The surgery changed Kristen's life.

maxillofacial surgery | facial balance

Kris’s Recommended Treatments

1. COSMETIC RHINOPLASTY-to shape the nose into a more elegant form. Conform to nose to fit his face.
2. LOWER JAW SURGERY- to enhance the lower jaw which restores dental occlusion and facial balance.
3. CHIN IMPLANT-to enhance a week chin and jaw line .
4. LOCATION-AAAHC accredited Lakewood office ­Cleveland Cosmetic Surgery private surgical suite.
4. ANESTHESIA OPTIONS-general anesthesia.
5. RECOVERY PERIOD- 10-14 days, less with PRP.

“Kris’s personality exploded, thanks to the confidence the surgery restored.” --Mom

Kristen is shy and avoids social activities because she doesn't feel confident with her appearance. Dr. Diamantis performed a thorough evaluation and recommended chin augmentation, jaw surgery & rhinoplasty. This surgical combination is very effective in achieving facial balance. Dr. Diamantis achieved facial harmony for Kristen. With this renewed confidence, Kristen is socially more out-going now and is thriving in College.

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Meet Ida, 37

"Recent college graduate and single mother"

"In nature, form follows function."

Ida loves a challenge. Whether she's defending her thesis or jumping out of planes. She lives for the thrill of it all. While she is comfortable with who she is, there were certain areas of her face that really bothered her. Ida is afraid that her appearance may translate poorly during the interview process. So Dr. 'D' recommended a few different treatments to address her concerns.

Maxillofacial Surgery

Ida's Recommended Treatments

1. CHEEK IMPLANTSto remove unwanted fat beneath the chin which will help define her jaw line. 
2. SUBMENTAL LIPOSCULPTURE- to remove excess fat beneath the chin. This defines the jaw line.

3. CHIN IMPLANT-to enhance a week chin and jaw line .
4. LOCATION-AAAHC accredited Lakewood office ­Cleveland Cosmetic Surgery private surgical suite.
5. ANESTHESIA OPTIONS-general anesthesia.
6. RECOVERY PERIOD- 10-14 days, less with PRP.

“I did it for me.” –Ida

Ida is eager to start the job hunt. Ida, however, is self-conscious about her appearance. She presented to Cleveland Cosmetic Surgery stating "I want to look better but I do not know what I need." This is very common. and our staff is trained to gently guide you through it. Dr. Diamantis will spend extra time with you to help you identify your most important concerns. We identified two main issues for Ida-- a deficient chin and midface volume loss. Ida is thrilled with her new face. Her facial features are now harmonious which gives her a soft pleasant appearance.

Maxillofacial Surgery

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Maxillofacial Surgery

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Meet Jean, 47

"Proud mother, teacher and librarian"

"I've always had a weak jaw line. As I've aged, it's become more noticeable."

Jean is a proud mother of an intelligent young lady. She is committed to helping her family. While she is comfortable with who she is, there were certain areas of her face that have always bothered her. So Dr. Diamantis recommended several treatments to give Jean back her confidence.

Maxillofacial Surgery

Jean’s Recommended Treatments

1. CHIN IMPLANT-to contour and add volume to week chin caused by genetic or age related to the jaw line .
2. SUBMENTAL LIPOSCULPTURE- to remove excess fat beneath the chin. This defines the jaw line.
3. OBAGI® SKIN CARE- products to brighten and maintain the appearance of her skin.
4. LOCATION-AAAHC accredited Lakewood office ­Cleveland Cosmetic Surgery private surgical suite.
5. BOTOX® - to reduce the look of her noticeable frown lines between the eyebrows.
6. ANESTHESIA OPTIONS-general anesthesia.
7. RECOVERY PERIOD- 10-14 days, less with PRP.

“My receded chin really started to bother me.” – Jean

Jean is a confident and nurturing mother. Her daughter is an honor student with a bright academic future. While Jean is comfortable with who she is her recessed chin has always bothered her. Dr. Diamantis performed a thorough evaluation and recommended chin augmentation with submental liposuction to balance out, Jean's lower face. This in-office surgical procedure is very effective in achieving facial harmony.

Maxillofacial Surgery

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After

Meet Suri, 26

"Critical care nurse, and newlywed"

"Looking better affects our behavior. We live longer, and are healthier. "

Suri is a compassionate person with a giving heart. But she was displeased with her appearance. With her wedding day on the horizon, she decided to seek out treatment, and she's so glad she did. The surgery changed her life. Shortly after, she enrolled into nursing school. Today, she manages the burn unit at one of the nation’s top hospitals.

Maxillofacial Surgery

Suri’s Recommended Treatments

1. BLEPHAROPLASTY-to shape the eyes and remove extra skin and fat pads.
2. UPPER JAW SURGERY- to impact the upper jaw which restores dental harmony and facial balance.
3.CHIN IMPLANT-to enhance a week chin and jaw line .
4. LOCATION-AAAHC accredited Lakewood office ­Cleveland Cosmetic Surgery private surgical suite.
5. ANESTHESIA OPTIONS-general anesthesia.
6. RECOVERY PERIOD- 10-14 days, less with PRP.

“The imperfections in my face really concerned me.” – Suri

Suri is concerned about her overbite. Dr. Diamantis recommended upper jaw reduction surgery with chin augmentation. The surgery changed her life. Shortly after, Suri married a wonderful man from India. The surgical experience at Cleveland Cosmetic Surgery was so rewarding that she dedicated her life to helping people. Today, Suri cares for burn victims in one of the nation’s premier burn units.

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maxillofacial surgery | facial balance
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