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:
- 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.