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Facial Implants Information 

Cheek | Chin Facial Implants | Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Northern VirginiaFacial implantation is a plastic surgery procedure designed to enhance facial contours. It involves the use of synthetic or natural implants to improve the facial balance and a more sculpted facial appearance. Dr. V is an experienced, board certified facial plastic surgeon providing facial implant surgery to patients in Chantilly, Northern Virginia, Loudoun County, Fairfax, Prince William, Fauquier, Arlington, Middleburg, Leesburg, Manassas, Warrenton, and nearby areas.

Facial implants can be used to augment a recessed chin, provide improved definition to the jaw line, make the facial structure more proportionate, and provide a well-defied contour to the face. Chin and cheekbones are two of the most common areas where facial implants can be used effectively.

An Overview of Cheek Implants

Augmented cheek bones can enhance the appearance of the face dramatically. If the face appears sunken underneath the eyes or mid-face area, cheek augmentation can improve that appearance. It can restore facial proportion by the improving the maximal projection point. Cheek implants can also help patients with a narrow face. The implants can be placed apart in a way to make the face appear wider. Conversely, by reducing the gap between the implants can make a wider face look narrower and more angular.

Dr. V uses the latest techniques for effective cheek augmentation for her patients in Chantilly, Northern Virginia, Loudoun County, Fairfax, Prince William, Fauquier, Arlington, Middleburg, Leesburg, Manassas, Warrenton, and nearby areas. According to Dr. V, the three key variables that can be used to achieve the desired impact include implant volume, implant shape and projection, and implant position. A balanced use of these variables can help a patient achieve the desired aesthetic outcomes.

Chin Implants

Chin is one of the areas that can make a significant difference to the overall facial balance. Along with the nose, the chin determines the facial symmetry of the lower face. If the chin is short or small, it can create an illusion of a larger sized nose or a poorly defined chin. Similarly, a disproportionately long chin can make the nose appear smaller, and the upper face to appear depleted or sunken. Even minor improvements in the chin’s appearance with implants can lead to marked improvement in the overall facial harmony.

Chin implant procedure begins with the selection of the right size and shape of implants that will enhance the facial profile and balance. The soft, biocompatible implants are surgically inserted into the space above the front of the jawbone. Following the implant procedure, the patient will experience some swelling and bruising. However, most patients will be able to recover well within a week, and return to work. Results can be dramatic and long lasting with chin implant surgery.

Synthetic facial implants are usually produced with a variety of materials such as high density polyethylene, high strength silicone, nylon mesh, and other compounds. An experienced surgeon will tailor the implant material, size, and shape according to the facial form in order to achieve the best possible aesthetic goals as desired by the patient.

For more infomation please contact Dr. V. Dr. Trang Thuy Vo-Nguyen, known to her patients as “Dr. V,” is a board certified facial plastic surgeon providing the latest surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures in Northern Virginia, Leesburg, Loudoun, Fairfax, Warrenton, Fauquier, Arlington, Manassas, Middleburg, Prince William, and other areas.

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