Facial Implants Dr. Andrew Jacono is a Facial Plastic Surgeon located in New York who specializes in cosmetic surgical procedures of the face including custom facial implants.
The combination of CT scanning and the Computer Aided Design (CAD), Dr. Jacono is able to create bespoke facial implants using precise measurements based on the patient's own physical model. Each implant is specifically engineered to each patient's desires and anatomy. This allows Dr. Jacono to achieves the best possible surgical results for his patients that are not typically found when using standard off the shelf implants.
Dr Jacono uses custom facial implants for the following procedures:
- Cheek Implants
- Chin Implants
- Jaw Implants
- Paranasal (Pyriform Aperture)
Choosing a Facial Implant Surgeon
Dr. Jacono specializes in facial plastic surgery and is one of the top 5 facial surgeons in the country. He has an extensive background in head and neck surgeries with subspecialty training in Facial Plastic Surgery. This allows Dr. Jacono to have an in-depth knowledge of the underlying structures of the face which allows him to create and use custom facial implants. There are many types of materials that Dr. Jacono uses to create the custom bespoke implants which include Silastic, GoreTex, and Medpor to name a few.
Having written 2 books on the face and having been published in countless medical journals to include the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, Facial Plastic Surgery and Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery, Dr. Jacono regularly presents and teaches his innovative techniques at both national and internation al meetings of the AAFPRS.
As a specialist in this field, Dr. Jacono applies the "Golden Proportion" rules thus understanding what it takes to develop a custom implant to help develop a strong jawline in a man, or a natural softer looking jawline for a woman. The "Golden Proportion" rule is a globally accepted standard in beauty that describes the ideal relationship of length and proportion to everyone's facial features.
Facial Implant Procedures
Dr. Jacono regularly performs facial implant procedures in conjunction with other facial surgeries such as facelifts and submental liposuction or neck liposuction. This allows Dr. Jacono to complete the overall facial rejuvenation with contours that improve the overall balance of the face and keep his patients looking younger.
For cheek implants, Dr. Jacono will create the custom cheek implant to enhance the prominence of the patient's cheekbones. This procedure is great when combined with a mid-facelift. The cheek implants will add volume to the cheekbone area which in turn will help to correct sagging lower eyelids.
Dr. Jacono will insert the implants through an incision inside the mouth. The incisions are hidden and no visible scarring will be present.
A recessed chin or weak chin makes the lower portions of the face appear to be much smaller than the upper facial features and creates an imbalance in overall facial harmony. Chin implant procedures are typically combined with facelift surgeries, rhinoplasty procedures, or other facial cosmetic procedures to develop a more comprehensive facial enhancement.
In many cases, a small or weak chin will make the nose appear to be much larger and out of proportion to the rest of the face. Therefore Dr. Jacono will perform a chin implant procedure in conjunction with a rhinoplasty procedure (primary nose job). He will also use a custom chin implant for his male patients to help create a stronger and more masculine chin and jaw.
Dr. Jacono inserts the chin implant through a small incision under the chin which leaves a barely noticeable well-hidden scar. In some cases, Dr. Jacono will insert the chin implant through an incision inside of the lower lip region.
Jaw Implants also known as mandibular augmentation is a commonly performed procedure to correct a small or imbalanced jawline. For male patients, Dr. Jacono will use a jaw implant to develop a stronger jawline. This procedure is also used to create volume for those who have a narrow width to the outer area of the jaw by the ears.
For women, Dr. Jacono will use jaw implants to help create facial balance for female patients with weak chins. Dr. Jacono will create a softer, balanced jawline that is understated.
Dr. Jacono typically inserts the jaw implant through a hidden incision inside the mouth. The incision is placed further back along the jawline at the crease where the gums and lower lips meet.
Custom Designed Facial Implants
Dr. Jacono customizes each implant after an in-depth consultation takes place which includes a CT facial imaging scan. This scan allows Dr. Jacono to recreate the patient's facial structures in a 3D model using computer aided design. Once the imaging is completed Dr. Jacono creates a bespoke facial implant that is developed to achieve the best surgical outcome for that specific patient.
To learn more about custom facial implants with CT scanning or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jacono, please contact our Long Island surgical center at 516-773-4646 or our New York surgical center at 212-570-2500 to speak to one of our facial specialists. You can also fill out an online consultation form and one of our experts will follow up with you in a timely manner.