I have a gaunt look? Can the gaunt look be reversed if i get implants. (photos)
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You may also want to consider a chin implant to strengthen the jawline.
Facial recontouring options
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Cheek implants for flat cheeks, chin implant for weak chin profile
Volumizing Fillers Are A No-Knife Means For Improving A Gaunt Face
The use of an injectable volumizing filler, such as Voluma XC, which I would choose in my Upper East Side Manhattan practice, oe Stylage XXL, which would be my filler of choice in my Israel satellite facility (where a far greater number of regulatory agency approved fillers are available) would be one simple, no-knife approach to treating this problem.
The procedure would take approximately five minutes per side to perform in experienced hands, engenders little to no post-treatment downtime, and typically prompts an immediate "Wow!" response. As an added bonus, the mid-facial reflation that would be achieved in this fashion would likely also help to smooth some of the acne scars whose prominence may have been enhanced by the volume depletion in the mid cheeks.
You would do well to seek consultation and treatment by a board certified aesthetic physician with expertise and experience in the use of injectable fillers and volumizers for nonsurgical facial enhancement and rejuvenation. Since the male face differs in many ways from that of the female, you must make sure that the physician injector you choose also has experience with treating men in this fashion in order to avoid having your face inadvertently feminized. So, vett your potential physicians carefully.
Best wishes and good luck.
Richard G. Reish, M.D.
Harvard-trained plastic surgeon
I have a gaunt look? Can the gaunt look be reversed if i get implants.
A weak chin creates an imbalance making the nose appear larger, the mid face top heavy and the lower face look short that de-emphasizes the lips and allows early formation of a double chin. Chin augmentation using a chin implant will add projection to the chin creating harmony and balance to the lower face. I have found that placement of a silastic chin implant, through a small curved incision under the chin (also allows excess skin removal) to be very safe, quick and highly effective. I typically perform chin implantation using a local anesthetic in 30 minutes or less.
The following procedures would create a more ruggedly handsome face.
- Cheek augmentation with cheek implants to add angularity to the cheeks and mid face. This would be combined with liposuction to reduce the excess facial fat to further define the cheek shape.
- Chin augmentation, using a chin implant, to add projection to the chin creating harmony and balance to the lower face.
- Augmentation of the mandibular angles using a dermal filler (jaw implants have too many unwanted side effects IMHO) to add volume, angularity and flare to the jaw line.
Can implants reverse gaunt look in cheeks?
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