Augmenting the chin and/or cheeks can create a symmetric, harmonious and balanced facial appearance. If you are interested in cheek or chin augmentation, Philadelphia facial plastic surgeon Dr. Timothy Greco can help you decide whether facial implants are appropriate to meet your cosmetic surgery needs.
Facial augmentation generally falls under one of the following categories :
Facial implant procedures are often performed in conjunction with other surgeries to add the finishing touches to a patient's appearance. Common procedures include rhinoplasty, face lift, or neck liposuction.
Dr. Greco's practice is limited solely to excellence in aesthetic surgery of the face, and he serves patients from Philadelphia and surrounding areas. If you would like to meet with Dr. Greco to discuss cosmetic enhancements,
call Timothy M. Greco, MD, PC at (610) 664-8830, or request a consultation online today.
For several weeks you will experience minor swelling around the implant location. This normal reaction is the body's way of promoting healing. Usually 80% of the swelling disappears after 2 weeks and another 10% after 2 months. You will also feel some tightness and numbness in the same area, which will usually improve along with the swelling.
Mild discomfort may accompany the swelling, but can be easily treated with oral medication.
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Immediately following surgery, the skin covering the implant is taped to prevent movement. However, you must not manipulate the implant with your hands and should avoid contact sports of any kind for at least 6 weeks.
With facial augmentation, it is important to remember that facial asymmetries present before surgery may remain after surgery, although there will be significant improvement. In addition, anytime an implant of any kind (chin, breast, calf, etc.) is placed in the body, the body almost always accepts the implants. On rare occasions, there can be complications. During your consultation, we will discuss these potential risks as well as ways to minimize them as much as possible.Back To Top