Most everyone feels like certain features of their face are lacking, whether that’s an under defined chin, too narrow a nose, or the overall shape of the face as a whole. What’s surprising is how all these features depend on each other for facial harmony. Dr. Stein of Stein Plastic Surgery is one of Raleigh’s premier cosmetic surgeons, and with facial implants, he can help you find anatomical balance for a reflection you can be proud of.
How Do Facial Implants Work?
Facial implants are a versatile and surprisingly elegant solution to a complex problem that depends on the uniqueness of each and every patient. Made of pliable solid silicone, facial implants can be virtually any shape or size you need to fill our hollows in your cheeks, add prominence to your chin, or sculpt your jawline. In some cases, Dr. Adam Stein recommends soft tissue implants for fuller lips or to fill in deep nasolabial folds or marionette lines (those running from your mouth’s corners down your chin). Cheek implants can change the overall shape of your face or make your cheeks more prominent. Incisions are made either inside the upper lip or under the lower eyelid in natural creases so they’re virtually invisible. The implant is placed in a pocket Dr. Stein creates to best achieve your overall aesthetic goals.
A chin implant can balance your lower face with the upper half by bringing your chin forward. The implant is inserted in a small incision under the chin and is well camouflaged. In some cases, chin implants can change the way the skin of your neck looks, making you appear younger or thinner as the angle of your jaw improves the tightness of your skin.
Soft tissue implants can be a longer term solution to plump lips than injectable fillers, and sometimes involve fat transfer from donor sites on the body.
How Much Do Facial Implants Cost?
Pricing does vary by individual patient needs, so exact cost will be something determined during your consultation and treatment planning. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons places the national average prices as such:
- Chin implants – $2,449
- Cheek implants – $2,986
- Soft tissue implants – $1,830
You might think because Dr. Stein is one of Raleigh’s most prominent cosmetic surgeons that pricing will be steeper, but it’s precisely because he has such a well-cultivated roster of patients that he can keep pricing extremely competitive. Stein Plastic Surgery offers financing options to help patients make the decision even easier.
Am I a Good Candidate?
Men and women in good general health who don’t smoke experience the best outcome of facial implant procedures, but almost anyone who is unhappy with certain features may be a candidate. If you’re looking for improvements to facial contouring, start with a consultation with Dr. Stein.
What is the Facial Implant Procedure Like?
Your facial implant procedure is performed in Stein Plastic Surgery’s accredited surgical suite as an outpatient treatment under IV sedation or local anesthesia. Facial implants are relatively fast to undergo, usually complete within 60 minutes. You’ll be monitored for a bit after the procedure, but should be sent home to recover in comfortable surroundings. Some bruising and swelling is to be expected, and you’ll have sutures to care for. If your incisions are inside your mouth, they’ll dissolve on their own.
Take the Next Step
Ready to learn more about facial implants? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Stein at Stein Plastic Surgery based in Raleigh, NC today! Simply fill out the form on this page or give us a call at (919) 261-7099.
*Individual results may vary.