CHIN & MALAR AUGMENTATION
The chin has a prominent role in establishing facial symmetry and aesthetics. With the nose, it can determine facial balance, especially through its relationship to the face in profile. Combination procedures involving rhinoplasty and genioplasty are common in Cyprus Aesthetic Center. The chin defines the character of the face. Chin deformities are the most common abnormality of the facial bones. Microgenia is the most common chin abnormality. However, because of a lack of associated functional deficit, microgenia is often left untreated. Most procedures are performed in combination with rhinoplasty.
Chin implants can be placed through an intraoral or a small external incision. A compressive dressing can be applied overnight or longer. Ice packs may be applied to prevent excess edema. A chin implant can be performed under general or local anesthesia. The procedure can be combined with other aesthetic procedures, including rhinoplasty and rhytidectomy.
Augmentation of cheek bones plays a significant role in facial contouring. The patients who present with a generally flat appearance of the midface will benefit from malar (cheek bone) augmentation. The results of midface augmentation in the appropriate patient has been very gratifying. It can produce a nice contour to a flat or poorly defined face. Silicon or polyethylene (porex) implants can be used for augmentation of cheek bones.