Your Golden Ratio
People seek facial implants for a variety of reasons. Individuals of any age can benefit from the ability to sculpt a more balanced facial profile. This might include enhancing a recessed chin or lifting the appearance of low cheekbones. In addition, for patients experiencing age-related loss of volume, facial implants can restore hollow-looking areas and lift away deep creases such as nasolabial folds.
With two decades of experience and a reputation for excellence, Reza Bolourian, M.D., F.A.C.S, takes an individualized approach to every facial implant procedure, artistically crafting results that help you feel more attractive and confident every day. The entire Orange County Surgical Specialists team is committed to providing exceptional care and supporting you through every step of your transformation.
Better Facial Harmony
Facial implants are small, delicately sculpted prostheses composed of safe, biocompatible silicone elastomer. These flexible implants mold to your facial tissues while maintaining their shape over time, providing permanent results.
The most common types of implants are cheekbone, midfacial, chin, and jawline implants (also known as mandibular angle implants). Patients of any age may benefit from facial implants. For younger patients, facial implants can balance out a recessed chin, enhance a narrow jawline, or add prominence and volume to thin or low-lying cheeks. Patients experiencing signs of aging may seek implants to counter fat and bone loss, fill out hollow cheeks, or lift away wrinkles and deep creases such as nasolabial folds.
Facial implants can enhance and balance out your features to help you achieve your precise aesthetic goals. They can also counter the effects of aging by rebuilding youthful volume in areas of the face like the cheeks while plumping out wrinkles and deep creases. The results are permanent, meaning you will not need repeat treatments to maintain your enhanced facial contours. Facial implants also make an excellent complement to surgical procedures like a facelift, mini facelift, or brow lift, giving your surgeon the ability to simultaneously lift sagging skin and maintain rounded, youthful contours in your cheeks or elsewhere.
Start Your Transformation
Schedule your consultation at Orange County Surgical Specialists to learn more about our Mission Viejo facial implants. You will meet one-on-one with Dr. Bolourian to discuss your goals and determine whether you are a good candidate for the procedure. Dr. Bolourian takes time to learn about your reasons for seeking cosmetic enhancement and to answer all of your questions. He will assess your facial structure and explain the results you can expect from having implants placed. For us, listening to your needs is one of the most critical steps in planning your procedure and crafting results that exceed your expectations.
Short Procedure – Enduring Results
During your consultation, you will review the steps of your surgery. At this visit, Dr. Bolourian will help you select the correct size and shape of implant to achieve your desired results. He will also provide detailed pre-operative instructions, which may include beginning a round of antibiotics to reduce the risk of infection. When it comes to facial implants Mission Viejo cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Bolourian, performs them as an outpatient procedure in our fully-equipped onsite surgical facility. Most facial implant surgeries take an hour or less. Local anesthesia is typically used for implant surgery, but I.V. Sedation is also available. Dr. Bolourian will begin by creating an incision in a discreet location. He generally places midface implants via incisions inside the mouth, meaning there is no visible scarring. Chin implants can also be placed intraorally or through an incision concealed in the natural crease of the chin. After your surgery is complete, we will carefully monitor you in our recovery area before clearing you to return home.
Your implants are permanent, providing natural-looking results for years to come. Cheek implants (or cheek augmentation) give you the timeless appeal of high, sculpted cheekbones that complement your other features. With midfacial implants, you will see noticeable lift and volume in areas that were previously hollow. This type of implant will also draw the entire midface forward to help lift away folds and deep creases around the nose and mouth, giving you a refreshed, youthful appearance. A chin implant can dramatically improve the balance of your face, creating a stronger, more even profile and reducing the appearance of a double chin. Similarly, mandibular angle implants add structure and definition to your lower face to create better harmony between your features.
We will provide detailed aftercare instructions to promote an excellent recovery. You can expect some bruising and swelling in the treatment area, which will subside in about two weeks. At this point, you will be able to see your results emerge; your facial contours will continue to become more refined over the next four to six weeks as your body adjusts to the implants. You might need to eat a soft diet for the first few days if your incisions were placed inside the mouth. Most patients don’t experience much pain during recovery, but we will prescribe medication to help with any discomfort. We are always here to answer your questions and help you make an optimal recovery.
Silicone elastomer implants are made of a flexible but solid biocompatible material that is widely used in medical implants such as pacemakers. Silicone elastomer is FDA-approved and has a strong safety record.
Facial implants are an excellent complement to a facelift, mini facelift, or brow lift. The latter procedures help lift sagging tissues while implants provide natural volume and projection.
Yes; Dr. Bolourian offers a wide variety of customized facial implants. Through years of experience using standard facial implants, Dr. Bolourian came to realize that these implants are not anatomic and at times may not achieve the desired results he strives to obtain.
The most common facial implants used today are as follows:Cheek Implants: These implants come in a variety of sizes and shapes to augment the cheek and zygoma. One of the most common implants used to augment the midface is a combined submalar shell implant. These implants are ideal to correct malar hypoplasia and midface deficiencies.
The submalar facial implants are very useful in adding volume to lower midfacial fullness and softening the nasolabial folds.
Posterior and lateral mandibular angle Implants: This implant is ideal to strengthen the posterior jaw line for a sharp, well distinct structured jaw or jaw angle.
Temporal Implants: The newest facial implants design are for temporal hollowness. Sunken or indented temples can be permanently augmented using temporal implants. The implant is gently placed over the temporalis muscle to augment the hollow appearing temples.
FACIAL IMPLANTS – OPERATION:"" Whether done as an isolated procedure or as part of other facial rejuvenation procedures, cheek and chin implants are done under local anesthesia with light twilight sedation or general anesthesia. They are placed either through an incision in the mouth or small skin incisions under the chin. The implant(s) are always secured to the bone with screws to prevent postoperative shifting. All incisions are closed with dissolvable sutures.
FACIAL IMPLANTS – AFTER SURGERY: Implanted facial sites do not need to be bandaged, although one may be applied if facelift procedures are done in conjunction. Bruising is minimal with facial implant surgery but swelling will take several weeks to completely subside and the final results be evident. Complications with facial implants are very infrequent. Facial implants are well tolerated in facial areas and infection is very uncommon. More likely concerns may be aesthetic in nature such as the size or position of the implant(s).
Our goal is to improve your quality of life by giving you the power to be your best self. We work tirelessly to provide the safest and most state-of-the-art care. You deserve to look and feel your best every day. We can help you enhance your unique appeal to give you a boost of confidence and pride in your appearance. We believe that when you look and feel your best, it shows in every area of your life. Dr. Bolourian and the team at Orange County Surgical Specialists are on hand to help you understand your options and craft results that make you shine from the inside out. Schedule your consultation today.
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