When you get up in the morning, you want the face that smiles back at you from the mirror to reflect how you feel on the inside. Over time, our skin may begin to sag, and we may not be completely satisfied with our appearance.
Facial implants are one way to combat the signs of aging and restore a youthful look.
For many residents of Long Island, high, prominent cheekbones are a coveted look. Known as the zygoma, the cheekbones define the shape of the upper face, drawing attention to the mystery of the eyes. Combined with raised eyebrows and a sensuous mouth, cheekbones complete the look of classic beauty.
If you're not satisfied with the shape or appearance of your cheekbones, there is something you can do about it. There are two types of implants thatcan achieve unique results:
- Malar implants: This type of implant treats a condition known as malar hypoplasia, or small cheekbones. Malar implants accent the upper cheeks, creating a higher and fuller look.
- Submalar implants: As we age, the fleshy portion of cheeks may sag or flatten out. Submalar implants round out the cheek for a naturally youthful look.
When you consult with your plastic surgeon, he or she may recommend a combination of malar and submalar implantsdepending on your aesthetic goals.
Facial implants can give your face a more proportional appearance.
Chin and jaw implants
A strong jaw and proportional chin are highly desired facial features among men and women. Chin and jaw implants can enhance the appearance of the lower part of the face, creating a strong, youthful profile.
Chin augmentation, known as mentoplasty, is typically performedto make the chin more proportional to other facial features, such as nose. Jaw implants perform a similar function by widening the face.
Another type of facial implant is known as the pre-jowl implant. As we age, our bones lose density, and jowls may form as the skin loses its collagen content.Pre-jowl implants restorea youthful contour to the jaw and, when combined with a facelift, reducethe appearance of sagging skin.
Dr. Marotta is a dual board-certified facial plastic surgeon. He is committed to delivering the best experience possible to his clients. Schedule a consultation today to see how Dr. Marotta and his team can help you decide if facial implants are right for you.