Facial implants are surgically placed to enhance certain features of the face. The surgery may be done as an elective procedure for aesthetic reasons, or to correct imbalances caused by congenital birth defects or traumatic injuries. The facial implant can aesthetically improve the facial contours, proportions and profiles.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, in their cosmetic national data bank statistic reports of 2010, Cheek implant (Malar augmentation) was performed in 8,158 patients that year. That is a 7% decrease from 2009 and a 22% decrease from 2000.
Dr. Roudner’s surgical goal, when using facial implants to correct the facial imbalances, is to achieve a natural facial contour with the proper proportion, shape and projection while minimizing visible scars.
Dr. Roudner may use the implants to correct lower jaw, cheek, chin or paranasal deformities or/and imbalances. The implants are placed deep under the subcutaneous tissue and onto the underlying bone.