Juan Carlos Fuentes M.D.
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
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Chin and Cheek Implants

Chin / Cheek Implants in Tijuana – Dr. Juan Carlos Fuentes

High cheekbones and a strong jaw line are very striking facial features. Someone who doesn’t have a naturally attractive chin or cheeks may opt to have implants placed to enhance these features. Dr. Fuentes offers mentoplasty (placement of chin implants) to improve the symmetry and balance of the face, as well as malarplasty (placement of cheek implants) to add to the fullness or definition of the face. These procedures — performed singularly or in combination — can produce an incredible facial transformation.

Am I a Candidate for Chin / Cheek Implants?

If you identify with one or more of the following statements, chin or cheek implants may be right for you:

  • I have a small or recessed chin
  • I’d like a more defined facial profile
  • My jaw, chin or cheeks lack distinction
  • I want to bring my facial features into better proportion
  • My cheeks look very hollow due to heredity or aging
  • I’d like my cheeks to appear higher and fuller

The Mentoplasty Procedure

During chin surgery in Tijuana, Dr. Fuentes places an implant in front of the jawbone to enhance the chin or jaw. He begins by making a small incision inside the mouth or below the chin on the outside of the face. Then, he inserts the implant and positions it in a pocket.

The Malarplasty Procedure

Board-certified Mexico plastic surgeon Dr. Fuentes makes incisions either inside the mouth, through the lower cheek or at the bottom of the eyelid and carefully positions the cheek implants. Malarplasty may be combined with a facelift to treat skin that has started to sag with age.

After placing the chin or cheek implants Dr. Fuentes closes the incisions with stitches and bandages or tapes the area. Both chin and cheek surgery last from 30 minutes to an hour. The implants are crafted from strong, durable materials that last for many years without problems.

Recovering from Chin or Cheek Surgery

The bandages applied after surgery should reduce the chances of swelling. The most critical recovery instruction is to rest and avoid unnecessary movements in the days following your Tijuana chin or cheek implants surgery. Wait until Dr. Fuentes checks your progress and clears you to return to your normal routine and exercise activities. Any pain after surgery can be treated with oral medication. Dr. Fuentes may advise a liquid diet for several days, and recommend using cold compresses to quell facial swelling and bruising. Should any potential problems crop up, be sure to contact Dr. Fuentes immediately.

To learn more about how chin and cheek implants can improve your facial appearance, please call (619) 202-4443 or email us today to set up a surgical consultation with Tijuana plastic surgeon Dr. Fuentes.


Over the years, Dr. Juan Fuentes has earned a reputation as a leading facial plastic surgeon. In addition to offering chin and cheek implants, he is a renowned Tijuana nose surgery, facelift and blepharoplasty surgeon. He also performs comprehensive breast and body procedures including Mexico breast implants surgery, liposuction and tummy tuck in Tijuana.

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