Facial Implants

Cosmetic Surgery for Cheek and Chin Augmentation


Facial ImplantsCheek Implants
Not everyone is born with a perfectly proportioned face. Cheek implants have allowed people to correct those problems and give their face a fuller, more defined look. Here are some facts every person considering cheek implants should know:

  • Cheek implants require a procedure that typically lasts one to two hours. Patients are able to return home that same day. An incision is usually made inside the mouth near the gumline and rarely in the lower eyelid. Doctors frequently use stitches that dissolve when suturing the incision.
  • Cheek implants can often be combined with chin or jaw implants. This can provide patients with a comprehensive alteration of their face, addressing more than just one area.
  • Those who are best qualified for cheek implants are generally in good health and looking to add better definition to their face. The materials used in cheek implants are safe, permanent, and give a lasting improvement in appearance.

Chin Implants
Chin implants give you the ability to change the shape of the chin and jawline. For some it gives a chin with more projection to balance out the profile. For others, It can add width to a thin lower face.

  • Chin implants are performed as an outpatient procedure and requires general anesthesia. The procedure includes an incision in the area underneath the chin or in the mouth by the lower gum line.
  • Many ideal candidates for a chin implant are looking for a more prominent chin. Some people believe
    that this provides their face with more character.
  • Chin implants are sometimes paired with rhinoplasty. This works to change and reshape the person’s
    entire profile. Balancing the two procedures can go a long way in creating a new facial harmony.

View Plastic Surgery Before and After Photos of Cheek and Chin Implant Procedures performed by Dr. Liszka.

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Ballantyne Plastic Surgery
14135 Ballantyne Corporate Place, Suite 150
Charlotte, North Carolina 28277

March 18,2020

To Our Patients,

The Surgeon General, the CDC, the American College of Surgeons, and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery have all recommended delaying or postponing elective surgery and medically non essential patient visits during the Covid 19 pandemic as we anticipate an unprecedented strain on our Healthcare System. The Novant Healthcare System has cancelled/rescheduled all elective operations beginning 3/18/2020. They have not given a date when they anticipate opening their operating rooms for elective surgery and we will be monitoring that closely. Also, the CDC and Federal Government have recommended limiting social interactions to try to slow the spread of disease. For that reason Ballantyne Plastic Surgery will be operating on an extremely limited basis for the next two weeks or longer and only be seeing patients for medically necessary reasons. This is defined as patients whose health would be negatively affected if they are not seen. This will apply mainly to patients in the early post operative period. As of March 18, 2020 the following applies to Ballantyne Plastic Surgery:

  1.  All elective surgery is being cancelled and will later be rescheduled when the  operating rooms are open for elective procedures. Every effort will be made to accommodate your scheduling desires.
  2.  All medically non-essential patient visits will be rescheduled for a minimum of 2 weeks or however long the CDC and other governing agencies deem essential to limit the spread of Covid 19. This includes:
          a. All new patient consults
          b. All dermal filler and neuromodulator (botox) patients
          c. All aesthetic services (laser, skin pen, peels, etc.)
          d. All long term post surgical follow up patients unless there is a problem requiring immediate intervention
  3. Dr Liszka will determine who will be seen during this time period and you will be notified as to your appointment date. You also may call the office to discuss whether you need to be seen during this time

All of us at Ballantyne Plastic Surgery are very sorry to have to implement the above protocol for our practice and the impact it makes on our patient’s schedule and lives. This is an unprecedented medical problem and requires extreme measures. We believe this is necessary and in the best interest of our patients, staff, community, and country.


Thomas G. Liszka, M.D.
Ballantyne Plastic Surgery
(704) 295-0777

Practice Policy Regarding Covid 19

Ballantyne Plastic Surgery is open for consultations, follow up appointments , and selected services. Our commitment to our patients is to provide excellent care in the safest possible environment. We have implemented protocols recommended by the CDC, North Carolina Medical Board, The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons regarding Covid 19 precautions. We are requiring all patients to wear a mask for admittance to our office, answer screening questions, and have their temperature checked. We are also timing appointments to allow for social distancing. We appreciate your trust and consider it a privilege to provide care for all your aesthetic needs. Please call for an appointment or if you have questions regarding our practice during these difficult times.