Facial beauty is determined by so many factors. What is important to you? Do you want more defined cheekbones? Or do you want a stronger jawline? At FacesFirst, we understand that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes, and we enjoy working with patients to create their ideal facial contours through facial implants.

Your cheeks and chin help to frame your face, and at our offices in Denver and Lone Tree, we offer facial implants that can give you a balanced and more youthful appearance.

Add definition. Look vibrant. Feel confident.

Dr. Picerno and Dr. Cote have over 30 years of combined experience helping patients achieve natural-looking results with chin and cheek implants. With precision care and minimal incisions, a chin or cheek implant can create defined contours and symmetry, significantly enhancing your facial structure. Our skilled surgeons keep your natural-looking beauty intact, so that people notice a rejuvenated you, not the cosmetic procedure you have had done.

Your Facial Implants Consultation

During a consultation, our team will help you determine whether facial implants are the best option for your cosmetic goals. We will thoroughly examine your face and discuss your ideal look, as well as discuss any pre-existing medical conditions and medications. We will also help you select from local anesthesia, intravenous sedation, and more for your unique procedure.

Facial implant surgery is a delicate and specialized procedure. During an initial consultation, our team can help you explore facial implants, develop a treatment plan, and select the ideal facial contouring procedure for you. We invite you to get to know us and visit our Denver or Lone Tree surgical centers. We are available to answer any of your questions regarding facial implants. Schedule an initial consultation by calling our office at 303-744-2300.



Before and After

A receding chin or naturally small chin can have a significant impact on the overall look of your face. We offer surgical chin augmentation with implants that are carefully sized and shaped to fit your chin and jawline.


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Types of Facial Implants

Facial implants come in many different shapes, sizes, and materials, and our team will help you select the most appropriate one for your existing facial aesthetic. The two most popular types of facial implants are:


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Dr. Cote and all staff genuinely care about their patients and the experience they have. Their priority is to make sure everyone is happy with their procedure and understands the whole process.

-Jodee DeRose

Dr Picerno (& Kerry) have been helping me look younger for a long time. They are excellent at keeping the years at bay and they care about their patients. I highly recommend using them if you want to turn back the clock.

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Cheek Implants

Your cheeks are what frame the central part of your face, and their shape and size have a huge effect on your facial appearance. Your cheekbones establish symmetry, balance, and definition in your appearance, which is exactly what we can help you to achieve. At FacesFirst, we are facial plastic surgery experts working with you to achieve a naturally beautiful look. This is your face – trust it to trained hands.

Cheek implants are an excellent choice for people who want permanent results that can be exceptionally consistent. Cheek implant surgery is a safe, in-office procedure and is even reversible. Silicone implants are inserted through a small incision inside the skin of the upper lip or mouth to fill out the mid-face region, adding volume and creating a more defined, youthful shape to the face. Because the incisions are contained within the mouth, there is no visible sign of surgery in the cheek areas once healed. Your surgeon will help you select the right approach for your ideal outcomes.

Chin Implants

Your jaw and chin are what frame the lower part of your face. A strong, straight jawline can add a sense of youthfulness that can define your facial structure and bring balance to the face. Patients of all ages may consider adding definition to their chin and jaw to achieve a better balance of beauty.

Adding definition with a chin implant or mandibular implant may be an excellent option for those who want a permanent solution that will give them the jawline they have always wanted. A small or receding chin can make a nose or forehead look bigger, and a facial implant is a great way to correct this. A narrow face is also improved with a mandible or jaw line implant. This is a short surgical procedure with minimal downtime. It typically involves incisions inside the lower lip or underneath the chin where the implant is placed against the underlying bone. If your neck sagging is what is bothering you the most, frequently a chin implant will instantly enhance facial proportions and improve the neck line as well. It may also be combined with a neck lift procedure.

Combining Your Facial Implants Procedure

Facial implants can easily be combined with other procedures to further harmonize the face. You might choose to opt for both types of facial implants or combine one type with rhinoplasty to further sculpt your facial profile. You may also opt for anti-aging surgeries like upper eyelid surgery or lower eyelid surgery to achieve a brighter, more youthful look. Our team will help you select the best option during a consultation.

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Facial Implant Results and Recovery

You can expect minor swelling after your facial implants are placed. Your surgeon will prescribe medications to help manage swelling. Most people return to regular activities within 1-2 weeks of recovery time but it may take several weeks for final results to emerge after surgery. You will check in with your surgeon during your follow up appointments to ensure your results are progressing as planned. Once your facial implant recovery is complete, you will see noticeable improvement in the overall look and contours of your face, with a more defined chin, jaw, or cheeks.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does insurance cover chin implants?

No. Chin implants are almost always considered cosmetic and not covered by health insurance.

Is a chin implant permanent?

Yes, chin implants are considered permanent. However, the implant can be removed if you choose. Temporary chin augmentation is possible using dermal fillers.

How long does chin implant take to heal?

After about two weeks, patients have completed the majority of their healing and should be able to return to normal activities. Complete healing takes place at about six weeks.

How long do chin implants last?

Chin implants can last for a lifetime. However, some implants that are made from the bone or fat tissue from the patient's own body may be partially reabsorbed.

Are chin implants safe?

There are typically very few complications associated with chin implants as long as the surgery is performed by a qualified and experienced surgeon. However, infection, shifted implant position, or poor scar healing are all possible.

How common are chin implants?

Chin implants are one of the most popular facial procedures and have been increasing in popularity in recent years. However they have been performed by many years with an excellent safety history. FacesFirst surgeons have been performing them for more than 20 years.

Are chin implants painful?

Like any surgical procedure, there is some discomfort associated with the recovery period after receiving a chin implant. Patients can control this discomfort with over-the-counter or prescription pain medication, and most find that pain subsides within 72 hours after the surgery.

Christopher Cote, M.D.
Dr. Christopher Cote is a double-board-certified facial and reconstructive plastic surgeon and head and neck surgeon by the American Board of Otolaryngology and the American Board of Facial and Reconstructive Surgery. He received his medical degree from Tufts University and performed his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and National Naval Medical Center, fellowship training at Johns Hopkins university. His specialties include aesthetic and functional rhinoplasty, facelifts and brow lifts, and others minimal invasive procedures.  He is also a clinical instructor to Plastic Surgery residents at University of Colorado, and recently received recognition on Newsweek’s Americas best rhinoplasty surgeons. When not assisting patients, Dr. Cote enjoys spending time hiking, skiing, and traveling with his wife and kids.

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