This is especially true for patients with a flat or round facial appearance. Implants can be used to create higher and more defined cheek bones, give an improved and more distinguished jawline, and improve the appearance of the chin.
There are many different methods that can be utilized to augment the face. These procedures can range from the injection of filler to placement of implants or repositioning portions of the facial bones to provide proper facial harmony.
The procedure takes about one hour to complete and recovery is minimal. The incisions are typically made in the mouth or hidden in a crease under the skin. When necessary, Dr. Ward will sculpt the implants to ensure a proper and personalized fit for each individual patient.
The bruising and swelling after the procedure is typically minimal and patients can return to work in about 5-7 days and resume regular activities after 1-2 weeks.