Facial Implants

A sculpted, contoured and youthful-looking face has long been considered the ‘ideal’ beauty standard and having a well-defined jawline, sculpted cheekbones, and balanced facial features are some essential elements of an attractive appearance. Facial implants are a set of surgical procedures that can define and sculpt the face to correct any imbalances and create a more balanced, attractive look. Facial implants include chin implants and cheek implants and are typically performed as part of a facelift or facial rejuvenation procedure.

Dr. Zarrabi has several years of experience in performing facial implant surgery and has created a more youthful and attractive look for dozens of patients. The surgery is typically performed under local or general anesthesia and helps to correct asymmetries of the face while sculpting and defining the facial contours.

Key Benefits of Facial Implants

Facial implants can be inserted to improve the contours of the face and create more definition along the jawline and upper cheek area. Key benefits of facial implants include:

  • Sculpted and toned look
  • More youthful appearance
  • Reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improved profile
  • Increased facial balance

How Facial Implant Surgery is Performed

Facial implant surgery is designed to restore the facial tissues by inserting implants into the skin through a small incision. Chin implants require inserting implants through the mouth near the lower lip, or directly under the chin area. After the implant is inserted, bandages and tape are applied to the chin to hold the implant in place and promote healing.

Cheek implant surgery involves inserting the implant through incisions made near the lower eyelid or upper lip area. These facial compartments offer the most natural positioning for the implants. The implant is inserted into a small ‘pocket’ to create a natural look. After the cheek implants are inserted, the face may be wrapped and bandaged to promote faster healing.

Facial implants are typically part of a complete facelift or other surgical procedure, but can also be performed independently to enhance or sculpt key facial compartments.

Dr. Zarrabi has several years of training and experience in the field of plastic and cosmetic surgery and offers facial implants along with other facial rejuvenation procedures at his exclusive plastic surgery center in Santa Monica. Set up a consultation with Dr. Zarrabi to learn more about the benefits of facial implant surgery and decide if this procedure is the right match for your needs.

*Individual Results May Vary

Dr. Zarrabi In the Press

Board-certified plastic surgeon Michael Zarrabi, M.D. is nationally renowned for his unique ability to blend his artistic sensibilities with the latest state-of-the-art cosmetic procedures to help patients achieve the most desirable and natural results possible. Not content with a “one size fits all” approach, he recognizes the beauty in each and every one of his patients and spends the time to understand his patient's goals. He then taps into his vast knowledge and experience to make sure that they are met.  His extraordinary skills have helped transform the lives of hundreds of patients whether he is performing facelifts, tummy tucks, full-body lifts, breast augmentations/reductions, liposuction, eyelid surgery or more simple treatments like Botox, filler, laser therapy and nonsurgical fat removal.  His work is so heralded that he has become a “go-to” expert among the media with multiple appearances on such programs as “The Doctors,” “EXTRA,” “Home & Family” and “Entertainment Tonight.”  With Dr. Zarrabi, you can rest assured that you are in the best hands.

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