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Chin & Cheek Facial Implants

Facial Implants

Facial implant cosmetic surgery is designed to improve your facial contours and create a fuller, more proportionate and younger looking face. Chin or cheek facial implants surgery involves the use of natural or synthetic implants that will enhance facial balance and create a more sculpted look.

If you are looking for a fuller, rounder looking mid-face, your surgeon may recommend cheek implants. To build a recessive chin, you may benefit from chin implants. Cheekbone and chin are both common areas where the results with facial implantation can be most successful.

Board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak provides chin and cheek facial implants to patients in Houston, Texas, and surrounding communities.

What are Cheek Implants?

Cheekbone augmentation can dramatically improve the appearance of your face. If your mid-face looks sunken, or your have depressions under the eyes, you could use cheek augmentation cosmetic surgery to restore an appealing facial look. Cheek implants can correct facial proportion by enhancing the maximal projection point.

If you have a narrow looking face, you can make it look wider when your surgeon places the cheek implants apart is a proportionate manner. On the other hand, if your face is wider and you want to make it appear more angular and narrower, your surgeon can cut down the gap between the cheek implants to create the desired look.

Experienced surgeons will use advanced techniques to perform cheek augmentation. The three most important variables that your surgeon can utilize to create the required facial impact include implant projection and shape, implant volume, and implant positioning. With a balanced use of all three variables, you can achieve most effective cheek enhancement outcomes.

What are Chin Implants?

Even minor changes to your chin can make a significant impact on your overall facial balance. The proportion between the chin and nose determines the lower and mid-face symmetry. If your chin is small, short or recessive, it can give the impression of a poorly defined chin or an oversized nose.

On the other hand, a disproportionately large chin can create the illusion of a smaller nose and your upper face can appear sunken or depleted. Your facial harmony can be substantially improved with chin implants plastic surgery. During your pre-operative consultation, your surgeon will explain to you the types of chin implants available and create a custom surgical plan depending on your unique aesthetic needs.

Following the selection of your customized shape and size of chin implants, your surgery date will be schedule. During the procedure, your cosmetic surgeon will insert the soft silicone based chin implants into the space above the front of your jawbone. The small incision will be closed once the implant is placed and adjusted into its desired position.

Types of Implant Materials

Facial implants nowadays are usually made of advanced synthetic materials, such as high strength silicone, high density polyethylene, nylon mesh and some other compounds.

Your surgeon will help you select the right implant material, shape and size according to your unique facial anatomy and your personal cosmetic goals. Female cosmetic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak receives patients from Houston, Texas, and nearby areas for chin and cheek facial implants.

Contact Houston, Texas Plastic Surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak:

For more information on procedures and treatments provided by board-certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak please call us to schedule a consultation at 713.354.5145 or click here. Offices in Houston, Texas.

Serving The Woodlands, Sugar Land, Katy, Friendswood, Pearland, League City, Richmond, Spring, Humble, Kingwood, Stafford, Cypress, Fulshear, Missouri City, River Oaks, Piney Point, Hunters Creek, Memorial Close In, Bunker Hill, Southside Place, Afton Oaks, Tanglewood, Crestwoods and all other surrounding Greater Houston, Texas communities and more.

Calf Augmentation (Lower Leg Implants)

Calf  Implants

Many women and men work hard at the gym to build their calf muscles for a more proportionate and desirable figure. However, frustration can quickly set in because it is difficult to attain good results in this area of the body through exercise alone. Calf augmentation or lower leg implants cosmetic surgery can give you defined, sculpted, and natural looking lower body appearance that you are seeking.

Advantages of calf augmentation from an aesthetic perspective will include:

  • Shapely and tones lower legs
  • Enhance body proportion and symmetry
  • Improved confidence to wear short clothing or swimsuits

Board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak provides calf augmentation or lower leg implants to patients in Houston, Texas, and surrounding locations.

How does Calf Implant Surgery Work?

Calf augmentation plastic surgery involves the surgical insertion of synthetic implants in the lower legs. Calf implants are made of silicone material, which can be placed under the tissue to provide a natural look of fullness. In the absence of strong and defined muscles, calf implants can provide the required fullness and body. Your calves will appear sculpted as well as larger in size.

The natural lower leg contours are enhanced and will become more defined. Body builders often seek calf implant surgery to give an appearance of more muscular and larger looking legs. In addition, women and men who wish to correct a physical deformity or imbalance created by an injury, medical condition or by birth can also benefit from calf augmentation.

Many people now request this surgery simply to accentuate their lower body appearance. Your plastic surgeon will help you select from a range of calf implant sizes and shapes to meet your aesthetic goals. Muscular, stronger legs can dramatically add to your looks and help boost your self-confidence too.

Surgical Procedure

A common technique used during the calf augmentation procedure is the placement of a silicone implant through a minor incision created discreetly behind the knee. Your surgeon will position the implant securely into a surgically carved pocket within the calf muscle. Depending on your custom surgical plan and your personal cosmetic goals, a second implant may also be placed together with the first to add more substance and shape.

Following the implant placement your surgeon will close the incision with surgical sutures. A natural scar tissue formation will quickly begin to occur around the implant, which will help to keep the implant in its position for years to come.

A common method used during this procedure places a silicone implant through a small incision made behind the knee. The implant is positioned into a pocket surgically created within the calf muscle. Depending on the desired result, a second implant may be placed alongside the first to give the calf greater shape. Surgical sutures close the skin.

Following surgery, the implant will become enclosed by scar tissue. This is a natural implant process and helps the device stay intact so it can remain in place for years.

Benefits of Lower Leg Implants Surgery

The major advantage of calf augmentation cosmetic surgery is that the lower legs will have a more natural and desirable appearance. For many people, the need to have more symmetrical, sculpted, and defined calves can be fulfilled with lower leg implants surgery.

Individuals with naturally distorted shape of lower legs or with lifelong conditions, such as spina bifida can benefit from calf implants. Various types of athletic, mobility and basic motor capabilities can be improved with calf augmentation in some patients. Success rate of this procedure is high and post-op recovery is fast.

You can expect a more balanced, stronger, and attractive lower body after this surgery. Female cosmetic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak receives patients from Houston, Texas, and nearby areas for calf augmentation surgery.

Contact Houston, Texas Plastic Surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak:

For more information on procedures and treatments provided by board-certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak please call us to schedule a consultation at 713.354.5145 or click here. Offices in Houston, Texas.

Serving The Woodlands, Sugar Land, Katy, Friendswood, Pearland, League City, Richmond, Spring, Humble, Kingwood, Stafford, Cypress, Fulshear, Missouri City, River Oaks, Piney Point, Hunters Creek, Memorial Close In, Bunker Hill, Southside Place, Afton Oaks, Tanglewood, Crestwoods and all other surrounding Greater Houston, Texas communities and more.

Skin Removal Surgery

Skin Removal Surgery After Weight Loss

Skin can gradually become loose or inelastic because of major weight loss, pregnancy, or simply aging factors. Sometimes the excess skin may tend to hang off the body, creating a deflated appearance. The large folds of loose skin can even cause discomfort, chafing, irritation, and infections. Skin removal surgery is a safe and proven cosmetic surgery to correct this condition.

Board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak provides skin removal surgery to patients in Houston, Texas, and surrounding communities.

Types of Skin Removal Procedures

Depending on the location and the extent of your excess skin appearance, your surgeon may recommend the appropriate skin removal surgery procedure. Some of the common procedures include:

  • Body Contouring – It involves the removal of excess fat deposits and loose skin, and shaping of the underlying tissue to create youthful contours following a major weight loss.
  • Tummy Tuck – Abdominoplasty or tummy tuck plastic surgery involves the removal of excess skin around the waist and abdominal area. It may also include repairing of weak or separated abdominal muscles.
  • Mommy Makeover – This is a major procedure that combines different types of cosmetic surgeries to restore a pre-pregnancy figure. Skin removal surgery is often a key part of a mommy makeover.
  • Body Lift – Lower or upper body lift or a full body lift surgery may be performed to eliminate large amounts of excess skin from areas such as the abdomen, flanks, buttocks, thighs, and upper arms.

Who is a Suitable Candidate?

  • Individuals who are unhappy with the long-term effect of major weight fluctuations on their skin
  • People whose body weight has stabilized following a major weight loss
  • The excess skin is too inelastic to improve with diet and exercise
  • People who are non-smokers or are ready to quit smoking for a certain minimum period

Who is Not a Suitable Candidate?

  • Individuals whose body weight has not stabilized
  • Women who are planning a pregnancy in near future
  • Women who have recently given birth or are nursing
  • People with an underlying health condition that poses surgical risk

Steps in the Skin Removal Surgery Procedure

The plastic surgery procedure to eliminate excess skin can vary depending on the custom surgical plan for a particular patient. In general, the skin removal surgery procedure will include the following steps:

  1. General anesthesia is administered
  2. Incisions are placed in discreet locations
  3. Surgeon removes the excess skin through the incisions
  4. Remaining skin is shaped, tightened, and re-draped smoothly to create firm and youthful contours
  5. Closure of incisions with dissolvable sutures
  6. Incisions are covered with dressings and temporary drains are placed

Results and Recovery

Skin removal surgery results will become visible over several weeks and months as the swelling and bruising completely resolves and the new contours acquire their shape. The outcomes can be dramatically appealing, and the surgery can make you appear more attractive and youthful.

You can return to your normal routine in about 10 to 14 days after the surgery. Female cosmetic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak receives patients from Houston, Texas, and nearby areas for skin removal surgery.

Contact Houston, Texas Plastic Surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak:

For more information on procedures and treatments provided by board-certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak please call us to schedule a consultation at 713.354.5145 or click here. Offices in Houston, Texas.

Serving The Woodlands, Sugar Land, Katy, Friendswood, Pearland, League City, Richmond, Spring, Humble, Kingwood, Stafford, Cypress, Fulshear, Missouri City, River Oaks, Piney Point, Hunters Creek, Memorial Close In, Bunker Hill, Southside Place, Afton Oaks, Tanglewood, Crestwoods and all other surrounding Greater Houston, Texas communities and more.

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