Dr. Mentz’s surgical technique for chin and cheek augmentation
To give the cheeks a look that appears more naturally sculpted and full, Dr. Mentz prefers to restore volume to this area through the use of either cosmetic dermal fillers or cell-enriched fat grafting. If fat grafting is the chosen method, he will use fat that has been liposuctioned from another area of the body and inject it into the cheeks to re-sculpt their appearance.
Cheek implants may also be used. To provide definition to the chin, Dr. Mentz uses either a chin implant or fat grafting.
In regards to chin and cheek augmentation with implants, in order to minimize the appearance of scarring Dr. Mentz makes incisions in areas of the face where they either won’t be visible, or where they’ll blend into the skin well.
For chin implants, the incision is usually made inside the mouth. Cheek implants can be inserted through incisions in the mouth or around the eyes.