As you get older, skin loses those essential natural substances that are responsible for providing a full, plump, fresh facial appearance. Sunken cheeks, thinning lips, and a receding chin are all normal signs of aging. The good news is that you don’t have to just sit back and watch these changes occur.
With advanced facial augmentation procedures from Dr. Robert Aycock, you can combat facial fat loss and achieve a more youthful and attractive look. Cheek, chin, and lip augmentation are also good solutions for people who are not necessarily losing facial volume due to aging, but wish to enhance their genetic facial structure by strengthening these features.
Cheek implant surgery, or cheek augmentation, is performed to improve cheek contours and enhance facial symmetry. It may be performed to create the look of high cheekbones or to help diminish the appearance of other features that are overly prominent, such as a strong chin or large nose. Pre-formed implants are positioned under the soft tissue and held in place by this existing cheek tissue.
A weak chin can be a source of self-consciousness for some people, and it is especially noticeable if other features are strong. If your chin seems small, a chin implant can help bring a sense of balance to your facial appearance and even minimize the look of a large nose. Pre-formed chin implants are inserted under the chin or inside the lower lip.
If you’re tired of trying to fake full lips with lip-plumping glosses, augmentation can provide permanent, full, pouty lips. Patients with small, deflated lips, asymmetrical lips, wrinkling, or drooping can choose from synthetic implants or biological fillers to create a natural-looking lip enhancement. Lip enhancement injections (Restylane® and Juvederm®) will need to be repeated to maintain results, whereas synthetic implants (PermaLips™) and biological grafts (AlloDerm®) are permanent.
Keep in mind that you can combine augmentation procedures for a more dramatic result and reduced recovery time. If you’re ready to discuss the benefits of volume-enhancing implants, please contact Dr. Robert Aycock in the Bay Area today.