chin cheek augmentationDescription: If you want a more attractive contour to your cheeks and a stronger chin, this procedure can transform your appearance. One big advantage is that there is no visible scarring; another is that this kind of augmentation is relatively simple and can eliminate the need for a face lift. If you're considering rhinoplasty, your surgeon may also suggest a chin augmentation to enhance the effect of your new nose.

How it's done: Your surgeon will make incisions inside your mouth for the cheeks or under the chin for chin augmentation, then insert silicone implants in your chin and/or cheeks. For those who don't want surgery, a permanent, reversible filler gel, Bio-A lcamid, can also be used.

Complications: With any surgery involving an implant, there can be complications, including improper placement or shifting can occur. This would require followup surgery to reposition your implant.

Recovery: One to two weeks.

Cost: Cheeks: $4,500 to $5,500; chin: $2,500 to $4,500.

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