Facial Implants

Chin and Cheek Implants in Santa Rosa, CA

Facial implants, also known as cheek and chin implants, are used to reconstruct and augment an individual’s facial contours. Implants are typically used to augment or strengthen the chin and jaw and to sculpt the cheekbones.

At Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery in Santa Rosa, CA we combine current surgical advances and state-of-the-art implants to safely and effectively provide natural-looking enhancement to the face.

Implants are available in a variety of sizes and styles. Dr. Greg Chernoff will recommend the appropriate implant that will enhance your facial appearance and profile. Dr. Chernoff at this Facial Center of Excellence can help you look “Your Natural Best!”


Who Can Benefit From Facial Implants?

Men and women who have some of the following concerns may benefit from a chin or cheek implant:

  • A weak, receding chin
  • Lack of fullness in your cheeks
  • Facial asymmetry or deformities

Implants can restore contours and proportion to your face. All facial implant procedures are preceded by a consultation with Dr. Greg Chernoff to ensure the procedure is the right option for the patient’s aesthetic goals.

What Are Facial Implants?

At Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Greg Chernoff offers facial implants for the chin and the cheeks.

Chin Implants (Mentoplasty)

Chin implantation or chin augmentation is a surgical procedure to improve the appearance of a receding chin. Chin implants are made of biocompatible silicon and come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Chin implants bring out the definition of the face and can correct the side effects of age by lifting sagging skin in the lower face.

Cheek Implants

This outpatient surgical procedure restores or creates prominent cheek bones. Cheek implant surgery can be performed on its own or with other facial rejuvenation procedures like facelifts. Cheek implants are available in a variety of sizes, shapes, and materials, allowing patients to customize their results.

How is a Facial Implant Performed?

Patients undergoing a chin or cheek implant will be sedated using twilight or general anesthesia. Local anesthesia is also applied to the lower face to further numb the treatment area. For a chin implant, a small incision will be made on the inside of the front portion of your mouth and the chin implant is inserted. Once the implant has been positioned and secured, dissolving stitches and flesh-colored tape will be used to hold the implant in place.

For a cheek implant, the implants are inserted through the mouth where the implant will sit inside your cheek. A pocket is formed and Dr. Chernoff secures the implant. Since the implants are done through natural creases, they are undetectable by the human eye.

Implant patients report some moderate discomfort, aching, and/or numbness in the first few days following treatment. It is not uncommon to experience some swelling and bruising. Medication will be prescribed to minimize discomfort during the recovery process. We recommend patients take five to seven days off from work or school to ensure proper healing.*

Preparing for Facial Implants Facial Surgery

Prior to any surgical procedure, Dr. Chernoff recommends that all our patients read our “Patient Guide for Plastic Surgery”. The guide explains important points that all patients should think about as they are considering a procedure.

What Results Can You Expect After Your Facial Implants?

The final results of your chin implant should be visible approximately six weeks following the procedure. Any swelling associated with the procedure should be gone at this time. Final results will be visible about four to six weeks after the surgery after swelling has reduced.*

Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery patients who travel to our Santa Rosa office for their Facial Implants can choose to stay in our Guest House after their procedure. Our staff will advise you with the details.

Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery also offers patients a non-surgical option to enhance the contours of the face. This procedure is called Y-Lift® and uses a precise sub-muscular placement of long-lasting dermal fillers to create facial contours.* Dr. Chernoff is among an elite group of Surgeons trained and certified to perform the Y-Lift.

Why Dr. Greg Chernoff’s Facial Center of Excellence for Your Facial Implant Surgery?

When considering cosmetic surgery, finding the right surgeon can mean the difference between great results and less than optimal results. Board certification, advanced training and skills, along with years of experience are important factors to consider when selecting your facial cosmetic surgeon. You only have one face and you want to be sure to select the “best” plastic surgeon for your procedure.

At Dr. Chernoff’s Facial Center of Excellence, you can be reassured that he has the appropriate surgical certifications, extensive knowledge, experience, surgical skill and aesthetic vision. Dr. Chernoff is a renowned aesthetic surgeon and educator.

You can trust facial implant surgery to Dr. Chernoff, a triple board certified facial and reconstructive plastic surgeon. He is certified by The American Board of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, The American Board of Facial, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Dr. Chernoff has performed hundreds of cosmetic surgeries and procedures for men and women in Santa Rosa, CA and the surrounding communities for over 20 years.

Following your facial implants, Dr. Chernoff and his dedicated team of recovery and after care nurses will provide you with specific instructions regarding the best way to care for your specific surgery. Following Dr. Chernoff’s post-surgery instructions is important as you will receive details on addressing swelling and bruising and managing any discomfort.

*Results may vary and are not guaranteed. Contact Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery to see if you are a candidate.