Chin and Cheek Implants
“I saw with quaking heart a woman’s cheek”
—George Gordon Lord Byron
Chin and cheek implants are used to enhance skeletal deficiencies. About 20 percent of Caucasians have recessive or weak chins, and many people have sunken, or hollow, cheeks. A weak chin often denotes a weak or lesser character. It also throws the profile out of alignment, and the nose actually looks larger than it is. Hollow, sunken cheeks indicate ill health.
Implants made of solid silicon rubber have been used for several decades. They are non-biological, stable, safe, and, once in place, the patient cannot feel the implant with her hand. It feels like her own chin or cheek.
Chin implants are placed in the chin through a small incision in the crease beneath it. The procedure is often performed with Cheek-Neck lifts and Rhinoplasties. Cheek implants are inserted through a small incision in the mucosa above the eye tooth.