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Facial Implants

Cheek Implants in Vancouver with Dr. Jeannie MacDonald

When you are young, your midface is full and the skin in your lower face and neck is smooth.  As you age, the midface loses volume and the lower face and neck begin to droop and wrinkle. Cheek implants can create a remarkable change to your appearance by restoring fullness to the midsection of your face, lifting up the sagging skin, and giving you a naturally youthful look.

Cheek implants can be made of a medical material that feels like tissue in your cheeks, or custom-made from a material that adheres directly to your cheekbone. The benefit of cheek implants is that, unlike dermal fillers, they are permanent and don’t migrate or move.

Cheek implants are inserted through an incision inside the mouth just above the front teeth. The implants are then placed inside a pocket directly over the cheekbone and, once they are positioned, the skin is stitched up with dissolvable stitches. There are no visible scars.

Learn more about facial implants for the cheek and chin by calling our office at (604) 288-8517 or by filling out our contact form.

Cheek implant insertion point diagram

Are You a Good Candidate for Cheek Implants?

If your face looks sunken or deflated due to genetics, trauma, or aging, cheek implants could be a good choice for you. Cheek implants can also be used to treat congenital deformities or to correct asymmetry. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Jeannie MacDonald to learn more.

Chin implant incision diagram

Chin Implants in Fraser Valley

Chin implants are used to strengthen a weak chin profile and improve facial proportions. If your chin is receding or lacks definition and seems out of proportion with your nose and other facial features then you might benefit from a chin implant.

A chin implant involves creating a small pocket over the bone and inserting the implant into the pocket through a small incision below your teeth, inside your lower lip, or through the skin under your chin. The incision is then closed with absorbable stitches.

There is just a hidden small scar inside your lower lip or under your chin after the procedure.

Your Consultation

Your first step will be to have a detailed consultation with Dr MacDonald where she will listen to your goals and concerns and complete a careful examination. Then, Dr. MacDonald will discuss the treatment options that best address your concerns and particular situation.

Dr. MacDonald and her staff will:

  • Give you detail information about the surgery and what you can expect before, during, and after the procedure
  • Discuss any concerns or questions that you may have
  • Discuss potential risks of the procedure

Implants Surgery and Recovery

The procedure is done in one day. You may be given either a local anesthetic with sedation or a general anesthetic. You will be given instructions on what time to arrive for your surgery and what you can and should eat and drink that day. You will need someone to drive you home.

True Beauty Starts Today

Look as good on the outside as you feel on the inside

Ready to Get Started?

Combining her unique surgical expertise with her artistic understanding of balance and proportion, Dr. Jeannie MacDonald brings out the most naturally beautiful you. Meet Dr. MacDonald today to learn more.