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A: Facial implants are man-made (synthetic) substitutes for your own body tissues. They are most often used to enhance the nose, cheeks or chin regions. Your own tissues (for example rib bone or cartilage) may be used for the same purpose, but the risks and costs are usually much greater.

Your face, more than any other part of your body, is what defines you. You use it to communicate, to be recognized, and to influence other people. Yet, at its most fundamental level, your face is a composite of structural elements - chin, cheeks, nose, brow, jaw seen in the context of your whole face. It is the relationship between these structural elements that creates the look that is uniquely yours.

When one of these elements is too big, too small, too prominent, it tends to throw the face out of balance. Facial contouring, using carefully styled implants, can create a more attractive, harmonious balance among your facial features. Facial implants can be used alone or in conjunction with other facial procedures (such as combining chin augmentation with a facelift to enhance the chin/neck angle).

Facial Implant Example 2: 26 year old female underwent rhinoplasty (nose reshaping and reduction) and insertion of chin implant.

Preoperative front Postoperative front


Preoperative side Postoperative side