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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.

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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.

Vancouver Facial Implant FAQs

The cost of facial implants in Vancouver depends on your individual needs, your desired results, the type of implant required, and the extent of your procedure. Following your consultation with Dr. MacDonald, you will receive a detailed breakdown of your facial implant cost in Vancouver.

Cheek and chin implants are permanent devices made of solid medical-grade silicone. You don’t need to have them replaced like breast implants.

While facial implant complications are rare, some risks include infection, nerve damage, or bleeding. Before your procedure, Dr. MacDonald will thoroughly discuss these potential dangers with you to ensure facial implants are the best treatment to safely achieve your aesthetic goals.

Facial implants and dermal fillers are different options for achieving facial enhancements, each with unique pros and cons. Dr. MacDonald will explain the potential advantages and disadvantages to help you decide what’s right for you.

Not all people are good candidates for implants based on their health, their anatomy, the condition of their skin, and their unique goals.

Deciding between facial implants or dermal filler treatments depends on your aesthetic goals and whether you are looking for long-lasting results. Fillers offer a temporary solution to lost volume for a fuller, more youthful-looking appearance. You’ll need regularly scheduled appointments to maintain your filler results. Facial implants are a permanent solution and do not require maintenance.

Dermal fillers provide subtle enhancement without downtime and minimal side effects, including mild swelling or bruising. Patients can typically resume their typical activities immediately following a filler treatment.

Facial implants provide permanent enhancement by surgically inserting a device through incisions in your mouth or cheeks. The procedure typically requires a week of recovery time.

Yes. Facial implant removal or revision can be a stand-alone procedure or combined with other reconstructive or aesthetic procedures. Candidates for facial implant removal have previously received implants and are dissatisfied with the results or have experienced complications due to the implants.

Initial swelling following your facial implant procedure should resolve in about two weeks, with residual swelling and numbness fading over the next several weeks. To minimize these effects, please sleep on your back with your head elevated for at least six to eight weeks following your facial implant surgery.

Good candidates for facial implants are looking to restore or bring balance to their features. They may have experienced volume loss due to aging, deflated or hollowed cheeks, or have asymmetrical features. You should be a non-smoker in good overall health without any chronic conditions.

Following your facial implant procedure, please take at least one week off from work for recovery. Due to the nature of cheek and chin implants, you may experience social downtime due to difficult-to-conceal swelling or bruising. During your consultation, Dr. MacDonald will advise you about when you may resume your usual activities.

Following your facial implant procedure, you will notice immediately enhancement to the size or shape of your cheeks, chin, or jaw. You should expect to experience temporary swelling that may take a few months to resolve.