Cheek and Chin Augmentation
A receding chin and/or poorly defined cheekbones can throw off the proportions of a face. Using augmentation techniques, Dr. Loving can increase the projection of the chin and cheekbones. The procedures improve the relationship between the other features of the face and result in a more pleasing aspect and profile.
Many patients choose to have chin and/or cheek augmentation at the same time as other rejuvenating procedures, such as a browlift or facelift so as to lessen the feature-blurring effects that often come with age. Chin and cheek augmentations can be done at any age. They are appropriate for both male and female patients who want to increase the definition in their faces and change the contour of their jawline without affecting their bite or jaw function. Chin augmentation can be achieved by moving the chinbone or by inserting an implant, usually via an incision on the inside of the mouth. Cheekbones are heightened by placing implants over them, also through an incision in the mouth or, in certain cases, through the lower eyelid.
As with all other cosmetic surgeries, chin and cheek augmentations require a consultation with Dr. Loving and medical clearance. Augmentations are fairly simple procedures, which are performed in the doctor’s operating facility under “twilight” anesthesia. Pain after surgery is minimal and easily controlled with pain medication. Patients are usually up and about the same day as surgery, and can return to work in a few days.
To request more information or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Loving, please call 212-472-0900.