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Facial Implant Augmentation in San Diego, CA

Facial balance is often described as the cornerstone of youth and beauty. When the facial proportions appear off-balance, it can highlight unflattering aspects of your face or cause you to look older than you actually are.

Thankfully, with modern science and the masterful touch of the Coastal Plastic Surgeons team, facial implants for the chin, jawline, or cheek can help reshape your face for balanced symmetry and angular contours.

What Are the Benefits of Facial Implants?

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Facial implants are highly effective for providing balance to the overall symmetry and beauty of the face. By filling out areas that may have lost volume, such as the jaw, chin, and cheekbone, facial implants can produce a more youthful and elegant definition. Facial implants are inserted just above the bone, creating a permanent adjustment to your skeletal structure.


Superior to the longevity of fillers, facial implants offer long-lasting correction to the structure of the face. Facial implants magnify the desired area(s) of the face with a single surgical procedure, saving patients time from the recurring appointments that filler injections require to sustain their results. Facial implants are considered permanent, as they augment the shape of the face on a skeletal level.


Whether it is the chin area, cheekbones, or jawline, facial implants are a highly versatile technique that can adjust to nearly any patient’s needs. Facial implants are also a great adjunct procedure to other facial surgeries such as eyelid surgery, facelift surgery, and reshaping of the ears. The implants themselves come in a multitude of sizes to adjust to the unique beauty of each patient.

How Are Facial Implants Inserted?


The consultation is an essential part of your facial implant journey. Every patient has a different facial structure and presents unique aging concerns. Since your needs are specific to you, your consultation with Dr. Batra will allow him to develop a surgical plan tailored to your situation. During this meeting, he will review your medical history and the condition of your facial structure to see if you are a candidate for facial implant surgery.


Facial implant surgery is performed with intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. The procedure steps will change based on the area being targeted. Most facial implant incisions are made within the mouth (for easy concealment); however, some chin or jawline implants may require an incision beneath the chin. The facial implants are inserted through these incisions and repositioned for an accurate and desirable shape.

Combination Procedures

Facial implants can be combined with other facial surgeries to accentuate your face’s youthful and balanced appearance. Facial implant surgery is most effective in correcting issues with volume, definition, and alignment. Yet, additional treatments, such as blepharoplasty, otoplasty, and facelift surgery, can provide more comprehensive aesthetic goals.


Coastal Plastic Surgeons carefully provide detailed steps regarding your recovery that include how to take care of surgical sites, apply medication, and change bandages (if necessary). You will also be provided with a timeline on when you can return to work and exercise. During your follow-up appointments, we will answer any of your questions regarding your recovery more specifically. It should be noted that the length of your recovery may change based on the surgeries combined with your facial implant.
Since most incisions are made within the mouth, there will be no noticeable scars. Some jaw or chin implants may require an incision under the chin; however, this is dependent on the technique used. These incisions are expected to fade over time.
Your facial implant cost will depend on the extent of correction needed and whether or not any additional treatments were combined. You will be provided with a quote during your consultation that will include estimates for anesthesia fees, facility fees, surgical fees, and fees for all pre- and post-treatment pain medication and dressings.
Facial implant surgery is performed under anesthesia to ensure a pain-free experience. Bruising, swelling, and a feeling of tightness are typical. Your doctor can prescribe oral pain medication if you desire; however, over-the-counter pain medications and cold compresses may be sufficient to control any discomfort as inflammation is typically not severe.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I combine facial implant surgery with other facial surgeries?

It is important to speak with your doctor during your consultation to determine any procedure combinations. You may be a viable candidate for one procedure but may not be for another.

How should I prepare for my facial implant surgery?

Before undergoing facial implant surgery, you will need to undergo a consultation and medical evaluation with your surgeon about any previous operations or medications. It is also recommended to stop drinking alcohol, smoking, and taking anti-inflammatory drugs for two weeks before surgery.

Are there any risks or complications associated with facial implant surgery?

Facial implant surgery is generally very safe and without much risk of complications. Your surgeon will thoroughly explain what complications may arise, such as bruising, swelling, infection, bleeding, and changes in skin sensation.

Who is a candidate for a facial implant?

Ideal facial implant candidates are healthy adults that are displeased with the definition of their cheeks, jaw, or chin. Facial implant candidates may have an imbalance in the volume of these areas. Candidates should not smoke and have realistic expectations of their results. It is necessary to make sure you know what is to come and what facial implant surgery includes.

When will I see my facial implant results?

Your results should be fully visible within two to four months after the bruising and swelling subside. Facial implant surgery is typically considered to be permanent.