The form and aesthetics of your face are largely a function of the position and the prominence of facial bones – most importantly the chin, cheekbones, and jaw. A strong jaw and chin, as well as cheekbones that are well proportioned in relation to the rest of your face, can be the key to facial beauty. These areas can all be augmented and sculpted, using facial implants in Chicago, IL to provide you with a more ideal facial contour.
At the Chicago and Highland Park cosmetic surgery offices of Dr. Irvin Wiesman, we can enhance your facial structure using an array of facial implants. The implants are inserted through small incisions inside your mouth, so any scars are completely hidden.
The idea of getting facial implants might seem both intriguing and a little intimidating. Before you schedule your consultation with Dr. Wiesman and our team, it is understandable if you want to gather more information about this procedure and what it involves. Below, you will find answers to some frequently asked questions about it. Please call us if you would like further explanation on anything you discover.
Anyone who wishes to receive facial implants should have a fully developed head and skull (this generally happens during late adolescence). It would also be ideal if you are physically healthy, do not smoke, and have realistic expectations about what facial implants can accomplish for you. Jaw, chin, and cheek implants in Chicago may be able to help anyone who is looking to improve the contours of their face and achieve a more balanced facial profile. They are also suitable for some individuals who, due to past illness or injury, require facial reconstruction.
Most facial implants are made out of medical-grade silicon, a material that has a long track record of working well within the human body. It is also quite durable, meaning that you can expect it to last a long time. In fact, most patients enjoy permanent results from their facial implants. However, if you ever change your mind about your implants, they can usually be removed without too much risk.
Facial implants come in a range of sizes. Dr. Wiesman will choose a size that best works with your goals. Smaller implants tend to provide subtle, natural-looking results that enhance your appearance without calling a lot of attention to themselves. Larger implants provide a more dramatic look. A quick Google search can help you find photos of individuals who have received facial implants; you can determine for yourself whether you would like to experience similar results or if a different type of aesthetic procedure appeals more to you.
By and large, facial implants are considered safe as long as they are placed by a qualified plastic surgeon, such as Dr. Wiesman. However, as with any medical procedure, there is always the small possibility that you will experience complications. Dr. Wiesman will have a frank discussion with you about your specific risk factors before you consent to the procedure. Our team wants all of our patients to be well-informed about any surgery they are considering.
The cost can vary depending on which type of implant you are receiving (cheek implants tend to have the highest price), the type of anesthesia used during your procedure, and other factors. In total, most patients spend at least several thousand dollars on their implants. Our team will be sure to provide you with a candid price estimate before you commit to anything — we don’t want you to run into any unpleasant surprises when it is time to pay for your procedure.
Contact our office to schedule a consultation. Dr. Irvin Wiesman will take the time necessary to talk with you and learn about your vision for your cosmetic procedure. Then, he will make your vision a reality!