About Facial Implants
Hollow or sunken facial features can make you appear significantly older than you actually are, and no one wants to be mistaken for being older than their true age. At Highland Park Plastic Surgery Center, double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. George A. Toledo offers facial implants to restore youthful volume. Over the years, many men and women who were unhappy with changes in their facial appearance, often due to genetics or changes brought on by aging, have undergone facial implants surgery with Dr. Toledo to enhance their features. At Highland Park Plastic Surgery Center, Dr. Toledo and his team can provide facial implants in order to enhance the jaw, cheeks, and chin. During your initial consultation, Dr. Toledo can discuss the pros and cons of both options in detail and what will best fit your needs and goals. Contact our Dallas, TX office to schedule a consultation and learn how facial implants can help you get a healthier, fuller-looking face.
"So impressed with Dr. Toledo's rhinoplasty results! And even more impressed with how much my breathing has improved! I didn't even realize how blocked my breathing was until now, it really is life changing. Beautiful results. And a perfect little nose!"- J.D. / Yelp / Mar 24, 2019
"Dr. Toledo was the third plastic surgeon I consulted with before deciding to proceed with scheduling surgery. While he's not one to sugarcoat, I appreciate his honesty, authenticity, and realistic expectations for my desired goals. Unfortunately, I was unable to proceed with the surgery due to an unforeseen personal circumstance, but Dr. Toledo showed me compassion, kindness, and understanding concerning an unexpected event. Also, Esther and Silvia were particularly friendly and answered all of my questions in- depth. I plan on returning to Dr. Toledo in the near future and highly recommend Dr. Toledo's expertise."- M.S. / Google / Sep 24, 2019
"I would recommend Dr. Toledo to anyone. He is amazing at what he does and his staff was so welcoming and helpful every time I went in. I had rhinoplasty surgery and couldn’t be happier with the results."- B.S. / Google / Aug 08, 2019
"Let me start by saying if you are looking for a plastic surgeon, schedule a consultation with Dr. Toledo today! I had decided I was going to get a facelift two years ago, but wanted to find the right doctor and not rush into anything (even though I was eager to look younger again!) There are an almost overwhelming number of plastic surgeons in Dallas, let alone the state of Texas, so I was confident I would find a place. I had gone to three consultations at other offices and thought I would be happy at any of them, but when I came to see Dr. Toledo, I immediately saw the difference and knew this was the place I wanted to schedule my surgery. I felt at home right away - the office feels very comfortable and the staff were all friendly and warm to me. During the appointment, Dr. Toledo listened to my concerns and what I was hoping for in terms of results. He was honest and straightforward, explaining what was possible and what was not. He clearly has a great deal of experience and not only knows what is best, but took the time to explain what he could do for me. Just from the first appointment it is easy to see that Dr. Toledo cares about his patients and was not trying to sell me on different treatments or procedures. In fact, he even told me that I didn't need some of the other procedures that I was considering or thought I needed! He wanted me to be happy with the results, but made sure I had realistic goals. The day of my surgery I was very nervous, but as soon as I arrived to the office (the surgeries are done right in the office building!) everyone put me at ease. My recovery was manageable and the staff were incredibly patient with my questions and called multiple times to check on me. It has been 3 weeks since my surgery and I could not be happier! I feel like years have been erased off of my face and I have a new confidence that I haven't had in a long time! I don't shy away from the camera - I feel gorgeous! Thank you, Dr. Toledo."- L.J. / Google / Aug 01, 2019
"My 55 year old face looked like it was melting in the Texas heat. My forehead and eyes were droopy making me look tired all the time and my neck was hanging down like a turkey. Needless to say, it was time to talk about a facelift because I looked about 15 years older than I should. I have always heard Dr. Toledo’s name mentioned by ladies as the facelift king. I met with him and he recommended a face and neck lift, forehead lift and upper eyelid surgery. He also required I get medical clearance prior to surgery which I appreciated. I had my surgery in May. My recovery was quick, and I went back to work in 10 days. I had no discomfort or bruises but did have to keep ointment in my eyes for a couple of days. My results are perfect, I look like I’m forty again. My neck is smoothed with no sagging, but I love my forehead and eyes. People keep telling me my eyes look so bright and I look really happy. Well I look that way because of this incredible surgery but an excellent surgeon. Dr. Toledo and his staff are as good as it gets. After my experience with surgery and recovery I trust him completely."- B.T. / Google / Jul 25, 2019
Ideal candidates for facial implants are men and women who:
- Want fuller cheeks
- Have age-related volume loss in their cheeks
- Have naturally flat or hollow cheeks
- Have lost a significant amount of weight, resulting in deflated cheeks
- Have asymmetry in their cheeks caused by genetics, a health condition, or an injury
- Are in overall good health
While dermal fillers are a good option for patients who want to avoid the time and expense of surgery, facial implants provide a longer-lasting result. Prior to recommending a surgical procedure, Dr. Toledo may recommend temporary dermal filler in order to help patients get a better idea of the amount of volume and lift they want before committing to implants.
Prior to your procedure, Dr. Toledo will perform a detailed exam to create a treatment plan that is ideal for your unique facial structure. Surgical cheek augmentation is an outpatient procedure that is performed in our state-credited surgical facility since patients are usually put under with general anesthesia. Dr. Toledo makes a small incision through which the implant is inserted. Stitches are placed and the area is covered with dressings to hold the implant in place during recovery. The surgery usually takes about an hour, and you will be released to a responsible adult to recover at home.
What to Expect
With surgery, you should expect to experience bruising, swelling, and tightness for 1 – 2 weeks following your procedure. Vigorous activity that will cause your facial muscles to strain (like weight lifting) should be avoided for 7 – 10 days. Optimal healing usually takes about two months, but the results are long-lasting.
With dermal fillers, your face may feel sore or tender with minor swelling for about 3 – 5 days. Ice packs and over-the-counter pain relievers can be used to ease your discomfort. Optimal results are usually seen in 10 – 14 days. Follow-up treatments will be needed as fillers are a temporary treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions
What if I have an asymmetrical face?
You may be shocked to hear that many people, even some well-known models and celebrities, have asymmetrical features. It is normal to think that not having a completely symmetrical reflection of both sides of your face is an abnormality. If you are worried that your facial asymmetry is less than ideal or that you do not have a balance to your overall facial appearance because of the volume or height of your features, you can schedule a consultation with Dr. Toledo to have him assess your options. If you are considering a facial implant to add fullness to your face, please contact us to schedule your appointment.
Can I have a fat grafting performed to fill in my cheeks?
Yes. If you desire to have a more natural approach to treatment, Dr. Toledo uses advanced fat grafting techniques for the restoration of volume in the soft tissues of the face and around the orbits. With your own fat, he can create a more youthful shape to your face and may even feel more natural to the touch than an implant or a temporary dermal filler. To learn if a facial fat grafting or a facial implant procedure is right for you, we recommend scheduling an appointment with Dr. Toledo for an examination and consult at our Dallas, TX facility.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $4,000 - $6,500
Get Full, Beautiful Features
Do you wish to have a fuller chin, jaw, or cheeks? Contact our Dallas, TX office to schedule a consultation with plastic surgeon Dr. Toledo and learn about your options for facial implants. With more than 28 years of experience in cosmetic surgery, Dr. Toledo is a leader in facial aesthetics and has helped countless patients improve their appearance at Highland Park Plastic Surgery Center.