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What can facial implants do?

Facial implants are made for the chin, infraorbital rim (under the eyes), cheek, and jawline. These implants can even be custom-designed to match the unique facial balance of an individual.

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Customized chin, cheek, and jawline augmentation

For patients in the San Antonio area who desire a change in their facial contour and appearance, facial implants can be the right treatment. Symmetrical faces are universally considered to be more attractive, as has been reported in numerous research studies. When the lack of facial symmetry is pronounced, the aesthetic balance of the face is disrupted. Uneven facial proportions can be resolved with custom facial implants by Dr. Farber at Hill Country Plastic Surgery.

Creating facial balance can change your life.

Surgical facial contouring with facial implants should be performed by a surgeon with experience in altering the facial bones, skin, and tissue. As a craniofacial aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgeon, Dr. Farber has specific, highly specialized training in performing complex surgeries of the facial bones and soft tissue of the face, and creating facial balance with custom cheek, chin, or jaw implants.

Why choose Hill Country Plastic Surgery for facial implants?

Our founding board-certified plastic surgeons have years of experience in an academic setting, tertiary care hospital, and their skills performing some of the most complex plastic surgeries in the world. We believe the relationship between patient and surgeon is at the core of every successful procedure, and our exceptional results are based on the understanding and open communication between our surgeons and their patients.

We are focused on providing our patients with a boutique experience, and a VIP journey to a more sculpted, attractive, balanced facial structure. Our surgeons recognize that each and every face requires an individualized approach, and we are experienced in a variety of techniques to help you achieve a more attractive facial structure, natural looking, that celebrates your inherent beauty. 

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Custom-designed facial implants

To customize a facial implant, Dr. Farber obtains a CT scan of your face to get precise measurements of your facial bone structure. Individualized measurements allow him to design a custom-tailored implant to enhance your unique facial anatomy. This highly detailed process ensures the implant will fit perfectly with your underlying bone structure. Facial implants or facial augmentation can create one of the most significant improvements to a person’s overall facial appearance.

Who is a good candidate for facial implants?

Many facial structure issues can be enhanced with custom facial implants. These meticulously performed surgeries are performed to:

  • Create a stronger, more prominent chin
  • Resolve a receding or sloping chin
  • Create facial balance for those with a smaller chin
  • Create a sculpted, more prominent jawline
  • Create more defined cheekbones
  • Refine the nose
  • Correct deep hollows under the eyes
  • Correct deep hollows of the temples

What is the difference between custom facial implants and generic implants?

Custom facial implants deliver an individualized result, for perfect symmetry and an exact fit. The facial bones are not perfectly smooth or symmetrical, so generic implants are rarely an exact fit due to bone irregularities and can lead to less-than-ideal results.

Dr. Farber uses precise measurements and specifications to match each patient’s anatomy to achieve precise dimensions for facial symmetry with customized implants. Because they are made specifically for you, these customized implants are more expensive than the generic implants.

How is face implant surgery performed?

To place cheek implants (cheek augmentation) or jaw implants, incisions are placed inside your mouth and the implants are positioned to fit seamlessly with the natural bone contour of your face. To perform a chin augmentation, an incision is made either inside the mouth beneath the chin, and the implant is then inserted. All facial implant surgeries are performed as an outpatient procedure.

Why should you choose the surgeons at Hill Country Plastic Surgery?

Dr. Farber was fellowship-trained in aesthetic and reconstructive craniomaxillofacial surgery at one of the most prestigious institutions on the planet, and his techniques, results, and high level of patient satisfaction sets the highest standard for plastic surgeons in the field.

He uses the most advanced techniques and consistently achieves superior results. His warm demeanor, genuine care, and dedication are second to none. Ultimately, patients choose Dr. Farber for the excellence of the results he achieves. His patients look and feel their best, and so can you. Discover the difference here in San Antonio!

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What to expect during your consultation?

Our process, step by step.

Step one:

During the initial consultation with your surgeon at Hill Country Plastic Surgery, we will discuss your concerns and personal aesthetic goals before recommending treatment options, tailored specifically to your situation. Prior to your consultation, you can review the procedures on our website so you are familiar with the various surgical techniques that could be employed to achieve the look you envision.

Step two:

Once we understand your concerns and surgical goals, we will discuss your treatment options. Every patient is unique, and we will develop a custom-tailored surgical plan to achieve your individual aesthetic goals. In addition, we will thoroughly review your medical history, surgical history, medications, allergies, family medical history, and other important details. It is very important that we obtain accurate information in for these issues to ensure the procedure goes perfectly, and that your recovery is uneventful.

Step three:

While discussing different treatment options, we will perform a physical exam and take measurements that are necessary for planning for your surgery. Pre-operative (before surgery) photos will be taken either at your initial consultation, or during your pre-operative visit.

Step four:

After your consultation, you will receive access to your notes on the patient portal in addition to information about your specific surgery. If you have not activated your patient portal, this can be done at your appointment by asking any of our staff to assist you. If you have questions after your appointment, you can contact our office or message us through the patient portal. Some patients will require medical clearance from their primary care physician or a specialist or additional tests before undergoing surgery.

Once you have determined that you would like to have surgery and have completed any clearances and tests that were requested, contact our office at (210) 658-3555 to schedule a pre-operative appointment with one of our surgeons.

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Facial implants FAQs

Can facial implants be combined?

What is the downtime for facial implant surgery?

How much do facial implants cost?

Can facial implants be combined?

Yes, most of the implants for the chin, cheeks, nose, jaw, and temple regions can be combined in one surgery if necessary.

What is the downtime for facial implant surgery?

Recovery time for facial implants can be one to two to three weeks, which mostly involves only mild discomfort and swelling.

How much do facial implants cost?

The cost of facial implants varies, depending on the material used and whether the implant is custom-made. The custom-made implants tend to be more expensive than the generic versions. It is best that you come in for a consultation so you and your surgeon can decide what will work best for your face!

Need more information?

Are you interested in learning more about this procedure? To schedule a consultation, please fill out the form on this page or call us today. Hill Country Plastic Surgery is the premier plastic surgery center in the San Antonio area and our friendly team members are here to help you and will reach out promptly.

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