Facial implants are specially formed, solid, biocompatible materials designed to enhance or augment the physical structure of your face. While any area of your face can be augmented with implants, the cheekbones, chin and jaw are the most common sites for facial implants. The precise type and size of implants best suited for you requires an evaluation of your goals, the features you wish to correct, and your surgeon's judgment.

The appearance of your face is determined by three basic components: skin, soft tissues and underlying facial bones. If the structure of your face is disproportionate — for example, the chin is recessed, the jaw undefined or your cheeks are flat — it can significantly affect your appearance, and therefore your self-image. On the other hand, defined facial features, visible contours and natural angles that are proportionate can create structural balance in your face and a more attractive appearance.

Chin implants can strengthen the appearance of a receding chin by increasing its projection, thereby creating better symmetry between the chin and other facial features and a more harmonious profile.

Jaw implants increase the width of the lower third of your face. Much like the chin, a weak jaw can be thought of as one that is not well-defined and distinct from the neck, or one that slopes rather than angles from the ear to the chin. In some cases, both the chin and jaw can contribute to facial imbalance.

Cheek implants increase the projection of the cheekbones, adding volume to areas that may be recessed or flat.

It's important to remember that all faces are asymmetric to some degree and your results may not be completely symmetric. The goal is to create balance and proportion. Your procedure may be performed alone, or as a complement to other facial contouring procedures, such as nose or ear surgery.

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