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Dr. Papel, Dr. Kontis, and Dr. Brown perform surgery with facial implants for patients in Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Annapolis and the surrounding areas of Maryland. The proportion and balance of your face can affect the overall aesthetic of your appearance. If you feel as though your face lacks appropriate contours or balance, facial implants may be the right option for you. These implants bring curves and/or volume to your face and give the definition that you seek. Dr. Papel, Dr. Kontis, and Dr. Brown have been giving Baltimore patients excellent results with their facial implants for many years.
What Are Facial Implants?
Facial implants are composed of solid material like silicone and are FDA-approved to improve the definition of facial features. Implants are typically placed in the chin or cheekbones to add definition and facial symmetry. Facial implants come in a variety of shapes and sizes depending on the patient’s unique concerns and facial features. So if you have been considering facial implants to enhance your facial symmetry, then you owe it to yourself to schedule your consultation now at the Aesthetic Center at Woodholme to learn more about facial implants in Baltimore.
Benefits of Facial Implants
While any area of your face can be augmented with implants, the cheek, chin, and jaw are the most common sites for facial implants. As we age, our cheekbones lose volume. Without that underlying structure, the overlying skin and muscle start to descend with gravity, and instead of strong features, jowls and folds of skin can emerge.
With facial implants, patients can improve one or more of the following concerns:
- A weak or recessed chin
- Sagging, flattened cheeks
- A weak jawline
- Jowls and sagging around the jaw
- The appearance of a double chin
Chin implants can increase the size and projection of a chin that is not in proportion with the nose and the rest of the face. Many people believe that building up the cheeks is the ultimate solution in anti-aging because when you fill in the cheeks, everything is pulled up and the nasolabial folds and jowls are improved.
Who is a Good Candidate for Facial Implants?
If you are bothered by a small chin, weak jaw, or lack of facial contour, plastic surgery with facial implants may benefit you. For instance, if you have a small or recessed chin that seems to disappear into your neck rather than appearing as a distinct facial, then facial implants may be right for you. Or, if you have a weak jaw, which is a jaw that is not well defined and distinct from your neck or one that slopes rather than angles from your ear to the chin, then facial implants can make your jaw more defined. Cheek implants increase the projection of your cheekbones and add volume to those areas that may be recessed or flat. So, if you want a better proportion to your face while still looking like you, then you may be a good candidate for facial implants. Contact us now to set up your facial implant consultation.
How Are Facial Implants Performed?
These soft implants are placed at the chin, in the cheeks or on top of the cheekbones depending on the results desired by the patient. During this surgery, a small incision is placed in the mouth or under the chin in a natural fold. This leaves almost no noticeable scarring for patients. The procedure usually takes less than an hour and it leaves the patients with a defined jaw, higher cheekbones or a more prominent chin, depending on the results they desire. The patients of Dr. Papel, Dr. Kontis and Dr. Brown love that there is little post-operative downtime or discomfort from this procedure.
Recovery After Facial Implants
Recovery after facial implants will depend on the area that was treated. Patients can typically expect some swelling, bruising, and general discomfort where the implants were placed. This should continue to resolve over the next several days. Patients should limit physical activity while healing and avoid putting pressure on the face when sleeping. Once the swelling has resolved, patients can expect a long-term enhancement to their facial features.
Your Consultation in Baltimore, MD
The way you feel about your appearance can be affected if you lack definition in certain areas of your face. To achieve the facial features you desire, facial implants can be a fabulous solution. Look through our gallery of before and after images to begin imagining the results you could achieve with Dr. Papel, Dr. Kontis, or Dr. Brown.
Dr. Papel, Dr. Kontis, and Dr. Brown have performed many successful facial implant procedures on their patients from Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Annapolis and the surrounding areas of Maryland and would love a chance to discuss procedural options with you! Contact us at our Baltimore office, the Aesthetic Center at Woodholme, to schedule a consultation for facial implants; we will go over all of your options at this appointment.