If you have weak facial features, you may be resigned to your appearance. But through the use of today's innovative facial implant technology for chin and cheek enhancement, Seattle area plastic surgeon Dr. Braden Stridde can enhance your cheekbones or augment your chin for a more prominent profile.
The chin and cheek implants Dr. Stridde uses for his Bellevue and Seattle patients are manufactured using a variety of materials such as high-strength silicone, nylon mesh, high-density polyethylene, hydroxyapatite compounds, and other substances. He can recommend a specific implant for you based on your physical anatomy and cosmetic needs.
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Your Facial Plastic Surgery
The technique used to insert your facial implant will depend on the area where the implant will be positioned. Chin implants may be inserted through a small incision under the chin or inside the mouth below the lower lip. To avoid scarring on the cheek itself, cheek implants are inserted through an incision inside the mouth or inside the lower eyelid. Each procedure takes under an hour in most cases.
Facial implants are commonly combined with other facial plastic surgery procedures such as a rhinoplasty, brow lift, or facelift and neck lift. Patients who have only facial implant surgery should be ready to return home the same day. Generally, most patients experience only modest discomfort and appropriate prescription medication will be provided to keep you comfortable.
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Recovery After Surgery
Some temporary discomfort, bruising, and swelling in the area where the implant is placed should be expected. While most after effects should resolve in a week or two, continued subtle changes may occur for several months after surgery and should be considered normal. Some tightness in the surgical area may make it hard to move your mouth for a few days.
External stitches are removed about 7 days after the procedure, with stitches inside the mouth dissolving on their own after about 10 days. You should be ready to return to work in just 1 to 2 days. If you have particular concerns about recovery following your procedure, talk with Dr. Stridde at Puget Sound Plastic Surgery.
Facial implants can provide you with a more distinguished and balanced appearance. Request your consultation online with Dr. Stridde at Puget Sound Plastic Surgery, or call our office at
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