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When a permanent solution is needed to add volume and dimension to the face in order to create great symmetry and proportion, facial implants may be used. Dr. Finn uses his artistic and surgical skills to choose and sculpt implants that will be perfect for your facial features.
Cheek implants are sized in accordance to your other features to add volume and definition to the face. Loss of cheek volume causes an aged, tired appearance and implants can restore this volume. With the many injectable fillers available now, patients can “try on for size” a filler before committing to a permanent implant.
What to expect With Malar Implants
This procedure can be done under IV Sedation or Local anesthesia. Dr. Finn will make small incisions inside the mouth just above the gum line
Chin implants, many times coupled with Rhinoplasty, create a stronger, more defined jaw line, and create harmony and balance in the features of the face.
What to expect With Chin Implants
You and Dr. Finn will discuss your goals for surgery using state of the art 3D Imaging which allows patients to see their face with added volume and dimension in the chin or cheek areas. This is a great opportunity to convey surgical desires to Dr. Finn and he is able to show you how the implant will create balance in your features. This procedure is most commonly done with local or sedation anesthesia. A small incision is made under the chin or inside the lip. A few sutures will be placed and removed 5 days post surgery. You may need to wear a chin strap for a day or two to keep pressure on the site. Swelling will be present and will be at its worst 48-72 hours after your procedure. After that most will be gone at 2-3 weeks and will slowly decrease in swelling for the next couple months
Deciding to Schedule
You will be given a surgical quote at your consultation with Dr. Finn as well as any clearance forms required. Should you decide to schedule the procedure with Dr. Finn you will contact our patient care coordinator, Shannon Jones. At this time you will pick a procedure date that works for both you and Dr. Finn. At this time a $500.00 non-refundable surgery booking fee will be paid to reserve this day on Dr. Finn’s schedule. Once the surgery date is set we back track 2 weeks prior and schedule a pre operative appointment.
At your pre-op you will have ample time with Dr. Finn to discuss your upcoming procedure in great detail and have all your questions answered. You will bring the required clearance forms to this visit unless we have already received them. We will review all pre- and post-operative care, prescribed medications and any provisions we may give you for use pre- and post-surgery. You will review and sign the consent for surgery and the balance will be due at the conclusion of this appointment.
What should I avoid before surgery?
It is vitally important to avoid all blood thinning medications/supplements for 2 weeks prior to surgery. This includes any aspirin or aspirin-containing products as well as any anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen or naproxen (including Motrin, Aleve and Advil). It is generally fine to be take Tylenol (Acetaminophen). Avoid supplements such as Vitamin E including multi vitamins, omega 3 fatty acids such as fish oil and flax seed oil. You will be given a complete list of medications/supplements to avoid at your pre op. All these medications can contribute to bleeding problems following surgery and can increase the amount of bruising.
What can I do to speed up my recovery time?
We want you back to your normal routine as quickly as possible so in addition to avoiding blood thinners we provide our surgical patients with a supply of Arnica Montana and Vitamin K cream which are both clinically proven to help reduce bruising and swelling. Vitamin K cream applied to your skin two weeks before surgery tends to reduce bruising. Arnica Montana is a homeopathic herb that helps to reduce swelling and bruising. We also have a laser called the V Beam Perfecta that is amazing at speeding up stubborn bruising! It targets the pigment in the bruise causing it to break up and dissipate much faster than it could by itself. We encourage surgery patients to take advantage of this laser treatment at no charge and it can be done as often as you want while the bruising is still present. We will also go over surgery specific tips at your pre op that can help speed up the down time!