Marina del Rey
Dr. David Stoker
4640 Admiralty Way #1000
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
I really enjoy performing chin and cheek augmentation; these procedures can create profound improvements in overall facial appearance. Often I find that patients aren't aware of disproportions in their facial features. After a decade as a busy plastic surgeon I have the experience to develop the right surgical plan for each cheek and chin implant patient in Los Angeles.
Candidates for cheek augmentation may be patients who are starting to see facial skin and fat descend due to aging and gravity. They may be concerned that their formerly full, youthful cheeks appear sunken and hollow. Other candidates may simply be seeking better facial proportions.
Chin augmentation candidates usually fall into two groups. First are men and women who seek a stronger chin and jaw line to balance other facial features. For many patients, chin augmentation can complement rhinoplasty in Los Angeles, yielding better facial proportions and making the nose appear smaller.
The second group of patients benefiting from chin augmentation include those who are starting to experience neck laxity or a double chin. For older patients, a chin implant can improve the results of a facelift or neck lift, with or without liposuction. For some, a chin implant can camouflage jowls by smoothing depressions in the jaw line.
Recovery from cheek and chin augmentation is usually swift. Most patients experience minimal bruising, and their new facial lines look good even before all swelling is resolved.
Risks of cheek and chin augmentation are few. Chin augmentation patients may see light bruising; this occurs less often with cheek augmentation. Infection is a rare complication. With chin augmentation, there's a slight risk of nerve injury or displacement of the implant.