Facial Implants La Mesa and San Diego

Facial implants make features more prominent by adding projection and altering their contour. The procedure can:

  • Create greater balance between your facial features.
  • Strengthen your profile.
  • Give features a more youthful and full appearance.

If you have been relying on facial fillers for these benefits and you are ready for more permanent improvement, you may be a good candidate for facial implants.

San Diego and La Mesa men and women choose Dr. Susan Kaweski for their implants because of her experience as a plastic surgeon and her expertise in craniofacial procedures. She offers an extensive understanding of facial aesthetics and the skill to make subtle and significant improvements. As a patient, you can also expect a caring, professional, and supportive medical experience.


Getting Started with Facial Implants

Visit Aesthetic Arts Institute for an initial consultation. During your appointment, you will have the opportunity to meet Dr. Kaweski, talk with her about procedures, and discuss your options.

You may also review different types, styles, and shapes of facial implants. Dr. Kaweski will guide this discussion, as the way an implant looks and feels on the outside may be different from the final outcome it provides.

Dr. Kaweski will spend a lot of time talking with you about what you want to accomplish with surgery, the areas of your face you’d like to make more pronounced, and how these features should appear. Forming a close patient relationship helps her understand your goals better so that she can achieve an outcome that meets or exceeds your expectations.


Areas Facial Implants Can Benefit

Dr. Kaweski can use facial implants to improve a variety of features for San Diego and La Mesa patients. However, the most common sites are the chin, jaw, and cheeks.

  • Increasing the size and projection of the chin brings it into better balance with the forehead and mid-face.
  • An implant in the jaw can increase the width of the lower portion of your face for greater symmetry.
  • Facial implants in the cheeks can increase their size and projection to add youthful volume to the face.

Dr. Kaweski uses MEDPOR® products in facial implant procedures. These porous biomaterials promote the growth of natural tissue through and around the implant. As a result, you shouldn’t be able to feel the facial implant once the site heals, and it should remain securely in place like a natural feature of your face.


The Experience, Recovery, and Results

Dr. Kaweski performs facial implants for San Diego-area patients at La Mesa Surgery Center. Your procedure will take place under general anesthesia, and you can expect to go home the same day.

Dr. Kaweski and our team can provide detailed recommendations for recovery, but typically, you can expect to be away from strenuous activity for 4-6 weeks and to eat a soft-food diet for about 1-2 weeks. It can take a full year for swelling to go down completely, though the majority of these effects will be gone after six weeks.

With facial implants, you can expect greater balance between your features and natural-looking, natural-feeling aesthetic improvement. Implants should stay in place permanently, giving you a lifetime to enjoy your new appearance.


Learn more about Dr. Kaweski’s approach to facial implants. Contact our San Diego and La Mesa offices online or by phone at (619) 464-9876.