Michael H. Moses, MD, FACS

Facial Implant Surgery

You may be bothered by the effects of age and gravity on your face, or you may have always wanted more defined facial features. As we age, our muscles and skin slowly begin to droop. We lose facial fat over time, and our cheeks or jawline sag. This makes you look older than you feel. Or you may simply want to enhance your cheek or chin shape to have a more proportional facial contour. Dr. Moses can help you have a more pronounced, contoured, and attractive face through chin, cheek, or jaw implants.

Your Individual Goals

You should discuss your goals with Dr. Moses. Facial implant procedures are often combined with other facial surgeries. Together, you and Dr. Moses will decide which procedures you want and what works with your priorities.

Augmentation through Facial Implant Surgery

For your safety and comfort, facial implant surgery can be performed under local anesthesia at our outpatient surgical center. Dr. Moses makes a hidden (or easily concealable) incision, depending upon what type of implants you need. For cheek augmentation, Dr. Moses makes an incision inside your upper lip. For chin enlargement, he makes an incision in your mouth or under your chin. For jaw enhancement, he makes the incision inside your mouth. If you are undergoing an additional facial procedure at the same time that requires incisions, Dr. Moses will make every effort to use those same incisions to place your implants. We use a wide variety styles and sizes of facial implants; Dr. Moses will discuss the choices with you and show you why he recommends the specific implants for you.

Recovery from Facial Implant Surgery

After your surgery, Dr. Moses will apply a simple dressing to minimize swelling. Pain is minimal. You will have some bruising. Stitches used to close any incisions inside your mouth dissolve on their own within about 10 days.

Facial Implant Surgery Results

Dr. Moses is a board certified plastic surgeon. He knows the importance of feeling confident in your appearance. Some of us were just born with small chins or poor cheek bones. As we age, our faces lose volume and seem to sag. Your entire face will benefit from facial implant surgery because your proportions will be more balanced.