Bolitho MD

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9834 Genesee Ave Ste 311 La Jolla San Diego, California
Phone: (858) 458-5100

Facial Implants

Facial Implants

Before and After Images

Facial implants can be used for a variety of cosmetic procedures. These FDA approved biocompatible composites are used to augment a particular facial feature.

Different implants may include the following to increase size and projection:

Implants are often used to create facial balance and symmetry.

Dr. Bolitho will listen to your cosmetic wishes and help guide you on what type and size implant would be best suited to enhance your face.

Consultation Overview

In your initial consultation, Dr. Bolitho will begin to tailor the right cosmetic implant surgery for you. While discussing your aesthetic goals, he will review your overall medical history.

This office visit is a vital one because it’s your opportunity to be candid with Dr. Bolitho in where you can share your cosmetic goals and wishes. He will carefully examine your facial features.

Photos will be taken for your medical file and automatically downloaded to a state-of-the-art software program, TouchMD. The photographs will reflect the areas of potential cosmetic surgical treatment and are then uploaded to a touch screen in your examining room. Dr. Bolitho will utilize this software to get more in depth information regarding your aesthetic wishes. Dr. Bolitho will explain the surgical process with this touch screen and discuss the latest techniques he uses to achieve the most desired aesthetic outcome for your facial rejuvenation journey.

If you choose to move forward with your surgery, your patient coordinator will schedule a preoperative appointment. During this appointment you will meet with Dr. Bolitho once again to review your procedure and goals. You will also receive pre and postoperative detailed instructions. Dr. Bolitho will provide you with prescriptions prior to your surgery.

Facial Implant Surgery

Although facial implant surgery offers immediate results, it can take up to several months for all the swelling to disappear. Often performed as an outpatient, it’s important to arrange a ride home and to have a caregiver with you a couple days after surgery.

Chin Implant

A chin implant surgery takes about an hour to complete. The two incisions types used are either one located in your mouth near your lower lip and gums or underneath your chin.

Those who have undergone chin implant surgery typically have some swelling and pain for a week following their procedure. They may also find smiling and speaking somewhat challenging at first.

Bruising may occur and may last up to a couple of weeks.

Dr. Bolitho will have postoperative instructions to help guide you on your dental care, activities, and eating limitations.

Jaw Implant

Jaw implant surgery may last up to two hours. Incisions and placement of the implants are located inside the mouth and far back into the lower jawline.

For the first 48 hours, swelling will reach its most substantial level. A week following surgery is when most of the swelling will dissipate.

While recovering, your diet and activity levels will be limited. You’ll find that speaking and smiling may be a challenge for up to a few weeks. Dr. Bolitho will provide oral hygiene instructions.

Cheek Implants

The most common incision for cheek implants is in the mouth. But if another facial procedure is being done at the same time, this incision area might be via the hairline or even the lower eyelid.

A cheek implant surgery lasts under an hour.

Limited activities and dietary restrictions will be provided by Dr. Bolitho as well as other postoperative instructions. Some patients notice that moving their lips and mouth may be challenging following cheek implant surgery but will improve in a couple of weeks.

In your initial consultation, Dr. Bolitho explains how cosmetic surgery is a journey. The transformations are wonderful, but patience is needed as your body adjusts to their new improvements.