Chin and cheek implants are commonly used to achieve more refined facial contours with lasting results. Dr. Joshua B. Hyman is a double-board-certified plastic surgeon in New York City who performs a range of facial plastic surgery procedures, including facial implants. Schedule a free consultation with Dr. Hyman to discuss creating a more refined, elegant facial structure.

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Why choose Dr. Joshua Hyman for facial implants?

Dr. Hyman, a double-board-certified plastic surgeon, is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical Center and is on staff at Lenox Hill Hospital. He brings decades of experience to every facial implant procedure, having performed thousands of successful procedures with outstanding outcomes. Your enhancement will be performed at his in-house, state-of-the-art surgery center, which has a perfect safety record.

Your private consultation with Dr. Hyman 

You deserve to feel confident and comfortable with your plastic surgeon. When you meet with Dr. Hyman, you won’t be rushed. Instead, he will take all the time necessary to answer your questions in detail. You will discover a plastic surgeon who is not only exceptionally talented, but who also has a warm and relatable personality. Reach out to us to schedule a private consultation.

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What are facial implants?

Facial implants are medical devices manufactured from a biocompatible material. They are available in a range of sizes and shapes and can be customized specifically for the individual. During your consultation, you and Dr. Hyman will select implants that will enhance your facial appearance by creating natural looking contours. Facial implants are not designed to address wrinkles, fine lines, or sagging skin. If these conditions are a concern for you, or if you want to enhance other areas of your face, Dr. Hyman may recommend an additional procedure.

Chin implants

Chin implants can make a dramatic difference in facial balance. If you feel your chin is too small for your face or if your chin is recessed and lacks distinction from your neck, a chin implant can create a more proportionate and distinguished lower face. It is common for chin implants to be placed at the same time as rhinoplasty surgery for balance. 

Chin implant procedure

You will be given intravenous sedation or general anesthesia prior to surgery. Depending on your facial structure and desired outcome, Dr. Hyman will make an incision inside your mouth or below the chin.

The implant is placed against your jawbone and under your tissue. This results in a chin that looks and feels natural. You will be able to go home within a few hours of the procedure.

Cheek implants

A sculpted facial structure and plump cheeks send a signal of youthfulness. If genetics, age, or an injury has resulted in flat or sagging cheeks, cheekbone enhancement with implants can lift and fill this area. Cheek implants are available in a range of shapes and sizes.

Dr. Hyman is meticulous in selecting cheek implants to enhance your facial structure without looking overdone or surgically created. If you prefer a non-surgical, temporary increase in your cheek volume, it can be achieved with dermal filler injections.

Cheek implant procedure

The procedure begins with general anesthesia or intravenous sedation administered by a board-certified anesthesiologist in our in-house, state-of-the-art surgical center, which has a perfect safety record. Dr. Hyman will make a small, discreet incision inside your mouth to insert the cheek implants. You can return home the same day under the care of a friend or family member, or we can arrange private care from a nursing professional.

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Am I a candidate for facial implants?

Chin and cheek implants require surgery, which means you need to meet basic health and lifestyle requirements. You may be a good candidate for facial implants if you:

  • Are in good overall health
  • Do not smoke
  • Want to enhance your chin structure or cheek volume

Facial implant recovery

Dr. Hyman provides aftercare instructions for your incisions. You will have some swelling and tenderness in the treated area. Discomfort can be managed with medications and cold packs.

Care should be taken to protect your face from impact or abrasion during your recovery. It is normal to have some numbness of the cheek and upper lip after this procedure for one to two weeks.

You can typically return to work within a week of your surgery unless your work duties involve physically demanding tasks.

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Schedule your complimentary consultation In New York City

For the best facial implant results, you need a surgeon who understands your treatment goals. Dr. Hyman is a firm believer that no one should rush into plastic surgery. He utilizes multiple preoperative consultations to gain the information and insight he needs to exceed your expectations.

If you want to enhance or rejuvenate your facial appearance, call us to schedule a free consultation. Dr. Hyman treats patients throughout Manhattan, New York City, and out-of-town patients.

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