Dr Terino's Unique Facial Implants

Next to the eyes, a defined chin and jaw line characterize beauty in the face of a woman and strength in the face of a man. When you look at your face in the mirror, do your once high and pronounced cheek bones now sag, does a lack of a definitive chin make your face less attractive, or are you simply not pleased generally with the image reflected back at you? There is something you can do.


If you want more definitive and aesthetically balanced facial features, Dr. Edward O. Terino, board certified plastic surgeon and Medical Director of the Plastic Surgery Institute of Southern California, can bring balance and proportion to the appearance of your face. If you are bothered by a small chin, weak jaw or lack of facial contour, Dr. Terino can help through the use of facial contouring.


Facial contouring is a set of surgical and non-surgical procedures intended to increase symmetry and definition in the structural features of your face. As a board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Terino can enhance the contours of your face using two medically and aesthetically proven procedures: chin and cheek augmentation.


Chin augmentation, also called genioplasty or mentoplasty, strengthens the appearance of a receding chin by increasing its size and projection. The increase in size and projection is achieved through the use of a chin implant. The goal of chin augmentation is to improve your profile by creating a better balance between your chin and other facial features.


Commonly combined with chin augmentation is cheek augmentation. Cheek augmentation is a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to add emphasis to your cheeks. This emphasis is typically achieved using one of two methods. One non-surgical method is platelet injection fat transfer, also known as liposculpture or fat grafting. By any name, it is simply the harvesting of fat from one area of the body for placement in another. In this case, fat is taken from an area (say the "love handles") and transferred into the face restoring, or creating, volume and symmetry.


A second, surgical method of facial contouring is through the use of facial implants. Like the chin, the cheek bones can be made fuller, creating a more sculpted look by using implants. The impact of a well placed cheek implants can be dramatic, as deficient cheek structure often makes your face appear drawn and gaunt. Additionally, facial implants provide permanent and predictable results.


So ask yourself, does your face have the balance, symmetry and attractiveness you desire? If you answered "no," contact or call Dr. Terino at (818-991-6226) for a consultation. Facial contouring and the use of anatomically styled implants for the cheeks, chin and the jaw line region are the sub-specialized procedures that have brought Dr. Terino both national and international recognition. Dr. Terino and his certified staff can help make you the you you deserve.

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