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Facial Implants


  • Used to achieve a more harmonious facial balance
  • Can enhance weak or poorly contoured cheekbones
  • Can enhance the shape and size of a small or receded chin

Improve Facial Balance with Cheek and Chin Implants

Whether due to age or genetics, an imbalance in the size or shape of the chin and/or cheeks can affect a person’s whole facial appearance. Dr. Zuliani recommends facial implants to help create a more harmonious and well-balanced appearance of the face. As a double board certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Zuliani uses his expertise and artistic background to sculpt a beautifully natural outcome.

“I am very happy with my results. My chin and neck look natural, and everyone keeps asking me if I’ve lost 10 lbs. I am so happy that I had the surgery, and I absolutely will be recommending Dr. Zuliani to friends and family.” – Patient

Prior to your surgery, you will have a consultation with Dr. Zuliani to discuss your goals and expectations. He will look carefully at your current appearance and study photos of your face to determine the best approach for your facial implants. The implant will be specifically crafted based on your unique case and will be designed to complement your unique face shape and features. Dr. Zuliani uses medical grade silicone implants for the cheeks and chin. In some cases, he may also recommend a facial fat transfer (or fat grafting) procedure.

Cheek Implants (Malar Accenting/Cheek Highlighting)

Not everyone is born with the perfectly sculpted cheekbones seen on models and Hollywood’s elite (often not even they are born with them).

Your cheekbones help to frame your face, creating a balance between such features as your nose, eyes, lips, and chin. Cheek implants can be used to accentuate the cheekbones and improve an underdeveloped contour.

Chin Implants (Mentoplasty/Chin Augmentation)

Men and women who are unhappy with a small, receded, or underdeveloped chin can benefit from a chin enhancement using chin implants. Other facial features, such as the nose or neck, may often appear much larger as a result of a smaller chin. This surgery is also performed in conjunction with necklifting or rhinoplasty surgery to improve the overall facial contours. By improving the shape and size of the chin, Dr. Zuliani is able to create a more well-balanced appearance of the full face.

How are facial implants placed?

Dr. Zuliani will perform your cheek or chin implant surgery under general or local anesthesia with a mild anesthetic.

Your cheek implants will be placed through a cosmetically hidden incision placed within your upper lip. Chin implants are inserted through an incision made underneath your chin. Once the implant is placed by Dr. Zuliani, it will quickly adapt to its new location and appear as natural as your own chin and cheekbones.

Your facial implant procedure will be performed by Dr. Zuliani onsite at Zuliani Facial Aesthetics in Bloomfield Hills, or at a nearby accredited hospital or surgery center.

What can be expected after facial implant surgery?

Recovery following facial implant surgery will vary from patient to patient. Dr. Zuliani will provide you with details and post-surgical guidelines to help with your healing. Any bruising and swelling will gradually fade within the first week or two after surgery.

You will notice an immediate difference in your facial appearance as soon as you look in the mirror. Cheek implants will help create a well-contoured and accentuated appearance of the cheek- bones. Chin implants will create a more pronounced, better-proportioned chin. The results of your facial implant procedure are designed to be permanent for the life of the implant.

Let's Discuss Your Goals

Dr. Giancarlo Zuliani is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon. His artistic eye, attention to detail, and individualized care allow him to achieve remarkable results that solve a person's concerns while preserving his or her unique identity. We would love to discuss your goals and begin working toward a more beautiful, refined, and confident you. Please give our office a call at 248.322.3362 (248.FACE.DOC) or click the button below to request a consultation with Dr. Zuliani at Zuliani Facial Aesthetics in Bloomfield Hills.

How long do jaw implants last?

Facial implants are permanent.

What are facial implants made of?

Facial implants are made of silicone.

Are cheek implants safe?

Yes, however, Dr. Zuliani prefers fat transfer as opposed to cheek implants.

How are cheek implants inserted?

Under local or general anesthesia implants are inserted through an incision in the mouth on top of the upper teeth and placed directly over the cheekbone.