in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
With facial implants, Toronto facial plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Rival can improve the appearance of your face by providing balance between your features. They can effectively build up or define your cheeks and chin, helping you look more attractive, yet natural.
Dr. Rival may recommend chin augmentation surgery in addition to rhinoplasty in Toronto when it is clear that a chin implant will add to your overall facial balance and harmony.
Chin implant surgery takes about an hour. During surgery, the implant (which is pre-selected according to size and shape) is inserted into a pocket that Dr. Rival creates on the bone. Incisions can be made inside the mouth or in a crease under the chin.
The chin may be taped after surgery to minimize swelling and sutures will remain for five to seven days. If an intra-oral incision is used, dissolving sutures will be used.
Swelling and bruising may be visible around the chin and neck for about a week. During that time, you will experience some difficulty smiling and talking. Our office will give you instructions about dental hygiene and eating after surgery.
Cheek Implants (Malar Augmentation)
A patient may wish to have cheek implants to restore a more youthful appearance. In patients 40 - 50 years old, for instance, cheek implants can improve the contour of the mid-face and restore sagging tissues.
Cheek implants come in a variety of shapes and sizes at our plastic surgery practice in Toronto. They can be custom-fitted for a more natural look.
Cheek implant surgery usually takes less than an hour. When cheek implants are inserted at the same time as another cosmetic procedure, such as a face lift in Toronto, the implants can be inserted through the incisions made for that procedure.
Alternately, an incision is made inside your upper lip, a pocket is formed and the implant is placed directly on or below the cheekbone.
After your surgery, movement of your mouth and lips will be limited. Swelling and bruising last about a week. The sutures that are used close the incision inside your mouth will dissolve in about 10 days.
The best way to determine if you are a candidate for facial implants is to consult Dr. Rival. We encourage you to click here to request a consultation online.
Board-certified in Facial Plastic Surgery and Otolaryngology, Dr. Rival devotes his practice exclusively to enhancement of the face and neck, with a focused specialty in rhinoplasty.