Facial Implants


If your cheekbones have become sunken giving your face a flat and dull appearance, consider facial or cheek implants. Led by plastic surgeon Dr. Lisa Bootstaylor, our facility provides facial implants and other cosmetic and reconstructive procedures for patients in the metro Atlanta area and surrounding communities in Georgia.

What are facial implants?

Facial implants are used to improve and enhance facial contours. These implants help provide a more harmonious balance to your face and features so that you feel better about the way you look. There are many implants available, manufactured from a variety of materials. Facial implants can help strengthen a jawline or bring the chin or cheekbones into balance with the rest of the face.

What are the advantages of Facial Implants over other procedures?

Facial implants or cheek implants provide several advantages over other facial procedures. While dermal fillers and fat transfers may be used to enhance the midface region, these treatments don’t provide permanent results. Even procedures such as a facelift may last only a few years, requiring follow-up treatments. Facial implants are a revolutionary new way to enhance the facial features to provide long-term results. Perhaps the biggest advantage of this procedure is that the surgery is also reversible, so if you ever change your mind and want to try a different size or shape implant, Dr. Bootstaylor can exchange the implants for you easily and quickly. Facial implants are becoming widely popular among patients and doctors alike, because this procedure outperforms dermal injections, fat transfers, and lifts, with less risk and less downtime.

How is a Facial Implant procedure performed?

Dr. Bootstaylor performs chin, cheek, and lower jaw surgery. Each is a separate operation with its own parameters. Though some facial implant surgeries can be completed with local anesthesia, most are done under complete anesthesia.

Insertion of a chin implant may take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. The implant will be inserted into a pocket over the front of the jawbone. The small incision to create the pocket and insert the implant is placed inside the mouth (along the lower lip) or in the skin just under the chin area.

Cheek implant surgery usually takes 30 to 45 minutes. When cheek implants are done with another cosmetic procedure, such as a facelift, the implants may be inserted through the incisions made for those procedures. Otherwise, an incision is made either inside your upper lip or your lower eyelid. A pocket is then formed, and an implant is inserted.

Insertion of a jaw implant usually takes about one to two hours. Internal incisions are made on either side of the lower lip to provide access for creating a pocket into which the lower jaw implant can be inserted. Dissolving sutures are used to close the incisions.

Dr. Bootstaylor performs surgical procedures at Emory University Hospital Midtown and  Northside Hospital.

How quickly will I heal after Facial Implants?

You may feel and look better in a short period of time; however, it may not be advisable to participate in certain activities, especially activity that may result in the face being jarred or bumped for several weeks. Dr. Bootstaylor will advise you on how to optimize the healing process.

What are the risks associated with Facial Implants?

Facial implants can produce remarkable improvements. However, as with any surgery, problems may occur, and you need to be informed about such possibilities. Dr. Bootstaylor will help you understand all the risks associated with the procedure in which you are interested.

Isn’t it time you treated yourself to a facial improvement? A facial implant procedure may be the simplest way to achieve facial rejuvenation. Employing the latest and most advanced technology in the field, our specialists at Body Esthetics are committed to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals. We provide facial implants and other cosmetic and reconstructive procedures for patients residing in the metro Atlanta area and surrounding communities in Georgia. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!


Dr. Lissa Plastic Surgery
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Atlanta, GA 30312
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