Facial implants are designed to reconstruct, rejuvenate, or augment your facial contours. Implants are available in a wide range of sizes and styles allowing them to be tailored to individual patients and are utilized to restore contour and/or proportion to the face.
Pre-formed solid silastic implants to contour facial structure have been in use since the mid-1960s. Glasgold Group was involved in developing a silastic facial implant for the chin, as well as a technique for implant placement. The safety of silastic Chin / Cheek Implants is well documented in a study we conducted for the American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery in 1995. Silastic Chin / Cheek Implants are non-reactive and do not change or disintegrate over time and are designed to strengthen facial structure and help prevent sagging and aging.
An attractive, appropriately shaped jaw line is an important part of facial harmony. A receding chin produces facial imbalance – it makes the nose look larger, accentuates the jowls, and may produce an unflattering neckline.
We perform mentoplasty (chin augmentation) in our office’s surgery suite with local anesthesia and/or IV sedation. This procedure takes about 1/2 hour and is done through a very small incision under the chin augmentation which does not leave a visible scar. In a matter of days most patients can return to their normal schedules.
* Each patient is unique and individual results may vary.
Malar Augmentation (Cheek)
Cheek implants are permanent and have a low incidence of complications. The newer implants are designed to produce a very natural effect and are shaped and sized to either highlight a portion of the midface, or to fill it entirely. For example, it may be desirable to emphasize or create high cheekbones or to fill a sunken area beneath the cheekbones. This is particularly important since aging, and exercise, specifically jogging, can produce fat atrophy in the cheek resulting in a sunken, drawn appearance. The results can be subtle or dramatic, based on the patient’s original facial structure and desires.
A malar chin augmentation is accomplished in our office in about an hour, while the patient is under local anesthesia and light sedation. Incisions are intra-oral, and no dressings are required. Generally, the recuperation period is relatively brief.
After surgery with chin or cheek implants, some tenderness or discomfort can occur. Swelling and bruising are normal and will begin to fade within five days. Most patients are able to return to work within a week, though more strenuous activities will need to be postponed for longer.
Why Choose The Glasgod Group
Facial implant is a complex and custom procedure that requires a high level of skill and knowledge to perform properly. At Glasgold Group, our surgeons have decades of experience while patients and peers alike respect them for the beautiful, natural-looking results they produce consistently.
By choosing Glasgold Group in Princeton, New Jersey for your procedure, you can expect results of the highest caliber and the knowledge that your safety and satisfaction are top priorities.
- Dr. Robert Glasgold has an American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Certification.
- Dr. Robert Glasgold is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and double board certified.
- Dr. Mark Glasgold is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and double board certified.
- Dr. Mark Glasgold is a co-director of the Facial Plastic Surgery Fellowship Program of AAFPRS.
- Dr. Mark Glasgold has an American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Certification.
- Dr. Mark Glasgold has an American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Certification.
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