Sculpted cheekbones and a strong chin have long been considered ideal physical traits and are among the first features we notice in others. For many men and women, facial implants can create a more striking appearance by bringing the chin, cheek, and lips into greater harmony with the face. In Raleigh, chin and cheek implant surgery is performed by Dr. Adam Stein, a facial plastic surgeon known for his skill and aesthetic sensibility.
*What Facial Implants Can Do for You
Facial implants are used in a variety of ways to enhance overall appearance. For patients in Raleigh, cheek implant surgery can create more prominent cheekbones or fill in areas of the cheek that lose volume as we age. Chin implants are commonly used to improve a patient’s weak or under-projected chin. And, soft tissue implants can be used to increase fullness in the lips and to fill in sunken areas of the lower face including grooves between the chin and jaw and between the nose and corner of the mouth.
To see how facial implants have helped Dr. Stein’s patients achieve better proportion and balance, browse through our before and after photo gallery.
*Individual results may vary.
*Procedure & Recovery
Facial implant surgery takes 30 to 60 minutes to complete and is performed on an outpatient basis under IV sedation or local anesthesia. With chin surgery, Dr. Stein makes a small incision under the chin and inserts the implant over the front of the jawbone. With cheek surgery, he makes the incision inside your mouth under the upper lip.
Recovery from chin and cheek implant surgery typically lasts from four to seven days. During that time, it is normal to experience some swelling, redness or mild discomfort. Although you may feel great, it’s important to refrain from any activity that could bump your implants out of place, at least for a few weeks. Recovery from soft tissue implants for the lips and lower face is swift and relatively pain-free.
In Raleigh, chin implant surgery can be combined with rhinoplasty for optimal facial contouring and facelift or liposuction of the neck to better define the jawline. And, many of Dr. Stein’s patients who have cheek implants also have an eyelid lift to achieve a more open, refreshed appearance to the eye area.
Your Consultation with Dr. Stein
We understand that having surgery is a big decision, so all of the caring professionals at Stein Plastic Surgery strive daily to make sure patients feel comfortable and relaxed. In your initial consultation, Dr. Stein will sit down with you to talk about your goals, answer your questions and review everything you need to know about your surgery. After you meet with Dr. Stein, we think you’ll understand why many of our patients have come to rely on his honesty, insightfulness, and compassion.
Interested in learning more about facial implants? To meet with Dr. Stein, a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, request a consultation at our practice by filling out the form on this page. Or, call our office at 919.261.7099 to schedule your appointment. Stein Plastic Surgery serves patients in the Raleigh & Durham, NC areas.
*Individual results may vary.