Facial Implants: What to Know

August 27, 2014

The concept of a face implant probably sounds funny. Why would someone want to put an implant in their face? Surprisingly, in a society where beauty and perfection are standard goals for most people, facial implants are not uncommon.

 

Implants that are placed in the face are made of special solid materials that are extra compatible with human tissues. You may consider getting a facial implant if you want to enhance or reshape the structure of your face. Remember that implants will only add to the shape of your face. If you would like to have a feature reduced, a facial implant is not the right course of treatment.

 

You can help your plastic surgeon by having a clear idea about what your expectations are. When you know what features you would like to correct, the doctor can choose the right type of implant to better serve your needs.

 

There are many different options for facial implants but the most common are chin, jaw and cheek implants. A consultation with the best plastic surgeon Des Moines has available will be able to determine exactly what type of implant will be best to help you reach your goals.

 

Chin Implants

 

Chin implants are a relatively common procedure. Their purpose is to increase the size of a chin that is not in proportion with the rest of the face. Your Des Moines plastic surgeon will insert an implant that allows a small or recessed chin to project enough to match that of the forehead and nose.

 

An undefined chin is easy to recognize and can lower an individual’s self-confidence. This is because a small chin can disappear into the neck, even in a person who is not overweight. A chin implant will help the chin to be seen as a distinct facial feature and remedy facial imbalances.

 

Jaw Implants

 

You may want to consider having a jaw implant procedure if you feel as though you have a weak jaw. This type of implant strengthens a weak jaw by increasing the width of the lower face.

 

A plastic surgeon can determine if you have a weak jaw. It is characterized by slopes in the jaw line rather than angles. A weak jaw is also usually hard to distinguish from the neck when you look at a person head on. This type of implant can also address facial imbalances.

 

Cheek Implants

 

High cheekbones are often considered one of the most beautiful features on a woman’s face. Unfortunately, this feature tends to be characteristic of certain ethnicities. You can undergo a cheek implant procedure if you would like to add volume to parts of your cheeks that seem flat. The implant will cause your cheekbones to become more prominent giving you the look you’ve always wanted.

 

If you feel any of these facial procedures are a good fit for you, Des Moines plastic surgeon, Dr. Franks could be the right surgeon the job. He is a board certified plastic surgeon with over 14 years of experience. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Franks, contact 515.421.4299.

 

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