Enhance Your Features
Many patients who feel that their features aren’t proportionate or want to enhance the definition of their features opt to have facial implants placed. Dr. Hardesty uses artistic skills in selecting and placing facial implants to provide a refinement that meet patient expectations. The team at Imagine Plastic Surgery are ready to help you with any concerns you may have about your facial features. By enhancing your features, you could enhance your self-esteem.
Facial implants are designed to reconstruct and rejuvenate your facial features. The implants are available in a wide range of sizes and styles to help restore contour and proportion to the face. The facial implants can help with your lips, chin, jaw, and cheeks. Many patients desire get a more projecting jawline, permanently plump up the lips, enhance fullness of the cheeks, and to help correct any asymmetry of the face. Dr. Hardesty will listen to and understand your concerns in order to help create a personalized treatment plan for you.
In order to pick the type of implants that are right for you, Dr. Hardesty will do a thorough examination of your facial skin, muscles, and contours, as well as listen to your concerns and aesthetic goals. The different implants types, sizes and shapes will be used to enhance the lips, cheek, chin, and jaw.
During the pre-operative consultation, Dr. Hardesty will take precise measurements to ensure an appropriate fit for the implant. Facial implants are offered in many sizes and types and are individualized based on your anatomy and desired goals. I specific treatment plan and implant(s) are chosen for those interested in the procedure.
- Lip Implants: A permanent solution to increase the size and contour without having to have periodic filler injections.
- Chin Implants: Used to increase the size and projection of the chin. This is helpful for people who feel their chin is not proportionate to their face.
- Jaw Implants: These implants can help to increase the width of the jaw, creating an enhance jawline.
- Cheek Implants: These are used to increase the fullness of the cheeks.
There are alternatives to implants:
- Fat grafting: Gently harvesting fat from your body, purifying the fat and then injecting it. This can be accomplished under local, sedative or general anesthesia.
- Collagen stimulation: the use of injectable Sculptra. Uniquely, Sculptra is injected directly into the target areas over a period of several months to stimulate your own body to increase collagen and provide volume. Usually injected under local anesthesia in a series of four injections a month apart
The incision will be placed near the implant area. This could be on the underside of the chin, inside the mouth, or around the eyes. These will be discussed with you and Dr. Hardesty at the time of the consultation.
"After research and meeting with several Doctors I made the right choice when I decided to go with Imagine Plastic Surgery and Dr. Hardesty. He was very informative and I knew he had my best interest when it came to my procedure. The staff is also awesome! They are so nice and make you feel so comfortable. I will continue to use him for any future needs!" -Verified Google Review
Before & After
Dr. Hardesty will provide detailed pre- and post-operative instructions for facial implant surgery. Recovery generally only takes a few days after implant placement and return to full daily activities. Full exercise is limited during the first 6 weeks and is progressively allowed as long as the swelling doesn’t return. The results of chin and cheek implants are visible immediately following surgery. The final results are evident when swelling subsides. Once healed facial implant incisions are healed results are long-lasting often without need for long term follow-up.
Cheek implants are a permanent, long lasting solution for any concerns of the cheek area but can be removed. While designed to be lasting, they are also reversible. The removal process usually is straightforward, using local anesthesia and can be completed in short amount of time.
Facial implants have been proven to be a safe, effective, and low-risk cosmetic procedure. These are low-cost and rather predictable for how they will turn out. Dr. Hardesty will be able to answer any questions you have on the risks and will give you detailed information for the procedure.
In most cases the surgery is straightforward and usually takes between one to two hours of actual surgical time for Dr. Hardesty to perform.
If you are interested in undergoing a facial implant surgery and would like to know more, contact our Riverside office. Dr. Hardesty and our team at Imagine Plastic Surgery will answer any questions you may have. Contact our office by giving us a call, taking our self assessment survey, or filling out a form online.