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Saint Louis Facial Implants

What are facial implants? Facial cheek implants can be used to elevate the cheekbones, provide structure and volume, and help redrape redundant skin. Chin implants are used to define the jawline and correct a receded jaw.

Associated procedures: Facial implants are often performed in conjunction with facelift or midface lift surgery. They offer a more long-lasting solution to restoring facial volume than either injectable fillers or fat grafts.

Anesthesia: General anesthesia.

Length of Procedure: 1 to 2 hours

Estimated recovery time: You can return to work after 1 to 3 weeks, but should avoid vigorous activities for 4 weeks. Visible bruising or swelling should clear up within 1-4 weeks. To learn how to prepare for facial implants and what to expect afterwards, click here to download our patient instructions for facial implants.

Side effects: Common side effects include bruising, swelling and numbness in the area where the implant was placed.

If you have questions or would like to book a consultation with one of the surgeons at West County plastic Surgery, please call (314) 996-8800

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There’s something different about West County Plastic Surgeons of Washington University. Not only do our surgeons provide an accessible and patient-friendly atmosphere, but we uphold Washington University’s reputation for cutting-edge procedures. We invite you to learn more about our surgeons.
Dr. Terry Myckatyn

Voted among the "Best Doctors in St. Louis" and "Best Doctors in America" by Best Doctors, Inc. since 2008, Dr. Terry Myckatyn is no stranger to being recognized for his work in plastic surgery. A board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon in the United States and Canada, Dr. Myckatyn specializes in all forms of cosmetic surgery and breast reconstruction. Read On

Dr. Marissa Tenenbaum

Dr. Tenenbaum – a board-certified plastic surgeon – specializes in all forms of cosmetic surgery and breast reconstruction, employing techniques acquired through working with some of the most respected cosmetic and reconstructive surgeons in the country. She has been voted among the "Best Plastic Surgeons" and "Best Doctors in America" by St. Louis Magazine. Read On

Emily Weinhaus P.A.

A licensed physician’s assistant, Emily performs non-invasive cosmetic procedures, such as BOTOX® injections, fillers, laser skin resurfacing, laser hair removal and spider vein treatments. Read On