Implants can restore balance and harmony to the facial structure, establishing a stronger profile or rectifying an overly round countenance. It is common for facial implants to be placed during a rhinoplasty or facelift in order to enhance the results of these produces and thus obtain a more pleasing outcome. After implant surgery, friends and family members may remark that you look more attractive and youthful, although they often cannot pinpoint why.

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Choosing the Right Surgeon

Facial implant surgery requires not only tremendous skill and specialized expertise, but also the carefully studied eye of an artist who knows how to holistically complement the patient’s unique anatomy. Even though we represent one of the largest integrated cosmetic teams in the country, every board-certified PPSD plastic surgeon is dedicated to offering the kind of direct, personalized attention found at a niche boutique practice.

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Getting Started

During your initial consultation, your doctor will help determine the best shape and size of silicone implant to achieve the results you desire. Before and after photos are especially helpful during this stage. Additionally, your doctor will gather information about your medical history, allergies to medications, and any previous surgeries.

We see patients in Charlotte, Gastonia, Shelby, Denver, Huntersville and Hickory, and other surrounding cities, and offer services in a variety of languages. Remember that no question or concern is too trivial for our doctors, so do not hesitate to be completely honest and open during your consultation.

Understanding the Implant Procedure

Surgery is performed under general anesthesia or twilight sedation in the comfort of our AAAASF-certified outpatient facilities. Facial implant surgery typically takes from 1 to 3 hours, depending on whether or not the patient is undergoing additional procedures simultaneously.

Chin Implants

An incision is made either below the chin, or inside the mouth along the lower gum line. Rest assured that whenever possible, your surgeon will choose the least invasive method possible that supports your best results. After a pocket is formed, the implant is slipped into place and carefully adjusted on top of the jawbone. The incision is then closed with sutures and covered with a healing antibiotic ointment.

Cheek Implants

If cheek implants are being placed in conjunction with a facelift or blepharoplasty, the doctor may use the same incisions for both procedures, if possible, reducing discomfort and downtime. Otherwise, the implants will require incisions inside the mouth or below the eyes. A snug pocket is then fashioned to cradle the implant. Once the surgery is complete, the doctor will close the wounds with sutures and apply the necessary dressing to minimize swelling.

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What Can I Expect from Facial Implant Recovery?

Most PPSD implant patients find they can easily manage any pain or discomfort with medications prescribed by the doctor upon discharge. Swelling, bruising and soreness are no cause for alarm and will abate within a week or two.

In general, it’s best to avoid vigorous exercise or any activity in which you may inadvertently bump or damage the treatment sites for at least 10-14 days. If you received chin surgery, you may encounter some temporary discomfort smiling or laughing. Your doctor will likely recommend a liquid diet, as chewing can irritate your healing jaw muscles. Rest assured a full aftercare plan will be provided, including instructions for proper oral hygiene and care during recovery. Note that while you will be able to view your wonderful results right away, an accurate evaluation of your transformation is best assessed after approximately six weeks when all swelling has subsided.

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Belmont NC 28012

Phone: 704-755-8020

Fax: 704-755-8021


5815 Blakeney Park Drive, Suite 100
Charlotte, NC 28277

Phone: 704-542-2220

Fax: 704-542-3304


309 S. Sharon Amity Road, Suite 200
Charlotte, NC 28211

Phone: 704-344-8846

Fax: 704-344-9844


7476 Waterside Loop Road #600
Denver, NC 28037

Phone: 704-601-4381

Fax: 704-822-5997

Forest City

651 Withrow Road
Forest City, NC 28043

Phone: 828-288-1204

Fax: 828-288-1205

Gastonia/937 Cox Road

937 Cox Road
Gastonia, NC 28054

Phone: 704-898-8014

Fax: 704-898-8018

Gastonia/959 Cox Road

959 Cox Road
Gastonia, NC 28054

Phone: 704-866-7576

Fax: 704-866-0106

Hickory/Tate Blvd. Building 100

315 19th St. SE, Building 100
Hickory, NC 28602

Phone: 828-325-9849

Fax: 828-325-9879

Hickory/Tate Blvd. Building 200

315 19th St. SE, Building 200
Hickory, NC 28602

Phone: 828-328-3500

Fax: 828-328-8777


13539 Reese Blvd W.
Huntersville, NC 28078

Phone: 704-892-4878

Fax: 704-892-7453


105 Delta Park Drive
Shelby, NC 28150

Phone: 704-484-0464

Fax: 704-482-0308

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