Facial Implants and Fat Injections
We offer both facial implants and fat transplant to our patients. Facial implants are a great way to strengthen your profile, combat a receding chin, or enhance your cheekbones. And a fat transplant is a great way to combat the facial hollowness that comes with age or add volume to thin lips.
Cheek Augmentation (Malarplasty)
Cheekbones go a long way in defining one’s face – as we can tell from looking at the world’s most beautiful actors, actresses, and models.
Flat cheekbones can make your nose look larger and your chin look smaller, resulting in a weak, disproportionate profile. Full cheekbones are a sign of youth and can help bring your facial features into harmony.
Cheek implants are sterile and carefully molded and shaped to complement your other facial features. Cheek implants can bring about a subtle, beautiful refinement of their facial appearance. Dr. Brownrigg, as a specialist in facial and neck surgery, can give your cheekbones a more optimal shape through implants that heal to be undetectable.
The healing time for facial implants is very quick. Mild discomfort may persist for one to two weeks after surgery.
Since the shape of one’s cheekbones affects how large the nose looks, facial implants are often done in conjunction with a rhinoplasty.
Those interested in facial implants in Ottawa, Ontario are encouraged to contact Dr. Brownrigg so he can discuss ways to bring your facial features into harmony.
Chin Augmentation (Mentoplasty)
Chin augmentation, or mentoplasty, is another facial implant procedure offered by our Ottawa, Ontario practice. A weak chin can make the neck appear loose or make the nose appear bigger. A chin augmentation can correct a weak or receding chin, bringing your facial features into harmony and improving the strength of your face, especially in profile.
Chin augmentations are accomplished through the use of sterile facial implants, which can be constructed out of a variety of materials. Once the treatment area heals, chin implants are undetectable, since they adhere to the bone after being attached by surgical screws or sutures. The implant is inserted through an incision made inside your mouth or under the chin; either way, any resulting scar will not be visible.
The healing time for facial implants is typically quick. After about five days, you will be able to return to work. Swelling usually disappears within a week of surgery, and bruising within two weeks. Surgery will create some degree of numbness in the area, which will go away within one to three months.
Facial implants represent a relatively simple procedure that can achieve elegant, beautiful results and make a profound difference in the appearance of your face. Contact our cosmetic surgery center today to learn more or to schedule a facial implants consultation. At his Ottawa, Ontario practice, Dr. Brownrigg emphasizes beautiful, natural-looking results.
Fat Transplant Surgery
In addition to facial implants, we also offer fat transplant surgery to enhance the faces of our Ottawa, Ontario patients. As you age, your face loses its underlying fat, resulting in a sunken appearance. Thus, transplanting fat into the face is an excellent way to restore a youthful appearance, as well as to fill in wrinkles, add fullness, and create better facial balance.
During the fat transplant procedure, fat is taken from a donor site on your body, purified, and then carefully injected into the new site. This new site will be deliberately overfilled, as the body absorbs fat following the procedure. Because of this natural process of absorbing fat, the results of this procedure don’t last forever. Usually, the face loses half of its newfound fullness within three to six months of the fat transplant procedure – patients should continue with treatments otherwise the face will revert to its original state.
The advantage of a fat transplant is that it is a non-surgical solution that doesn't disrupt your daily life or require any incisions. It is also quick, taking 30 minutes to an hour.
If you’re interested in fat transplant to plump up various areas of your face, contact our practice in Ottawa, Ontario today.