Facial Augmentation Overview
Dr. Henry Mentz is a triple board-certified plastic surgeon in Houston who improves the appearance of the face by using implants to create a more balanced and proportionate look with chin and cheek implants. A cheek implant can enhance cheeks by giving them a more prominent and sculpted look and by restoring a youthful fullness to this area. In the aging process, the face loses the fat which helps to keep it looking smooth and supple, while other areas of the body tend to gain it. A chin implant will give the chin added definition for a more balanced appearance between facial features. A chin implant can help the nose to look more proportionate on the face and it can create a more defined contour between the chin and neck.
"Dr. Mentz is nothing short of a magician. I went to him for an abdominoplasty in November of 2015 and his work has been life changing. His "bedside manner" is equal to his skill. I did not, for one moment, feel spoken down to or intimidated by his brilliance. He was kind, professional and has a great sense of humor. This man is an artist."- J.R. / Facebook / Aug 16, 2017
"Dr. Mentz and his staff are the best! I have been a patient of Dr. Mentz for about 15 years now and will continue to use his facility because there are many different services available. I am almost 71 years old and people always tell me that I look so much younger than my age. Thank you Dr. Mentz Janet L."- J.L. / Yelp / Feb 27, 2020
"I was a client of his 25 years ago when he did my nose and a bit of lipo. I have thoroughly enjoyed my nose after all these years. It was a tricky surgery, as I had broken it before in a riding accident. Now, 25 years later, I am going back to fix my breasts. I can't say enough good things about him; Many of my friends and clients went to have their surgeries with him after seeing my results and they had no problems."- L.W. / Yelp / Feb 03, 2020
"This Dr and staff are awesome. The offices and care are all first class."- M.N. / Facebook / Dec 21, 2019
"Dr Mentz is an incredibly talented and gracious doctor! With Wonderful bedside manner! He was able to work magic with a rhinoplasty revision from the previous botched nose job I had received from a doctor before him. My nose looks better than it ever has!! He also did a breast augmentation. Upsizing my 10 yr old implants from saline to silicone and a larger implant. And I finally have the breasts I always wanted!! And a testament to his generosity and commitment to perfection, originally I had a smaller implant chosen and after the original surgery was not happy with the size after all. Dr Mentz was kind enough to allow me to go back under the knife only a couple of days after the initial surgery and obtain the larger implants I desired...FREE OF CHARGE!! Only charging me for the price of the implants. His compassion and understanding made me feel like he really cares and his commitment to perfection rivals my own I am about to have a Brazilian butt lift done with him in a month or two and I am so excited!! Because I know what a talented doctor he is!! I would not entrust my body or face to another doctor EVER AGAIN! If your looking for your "happily ever after", look no further! Thank you again Dr Mentz!! For making me feel (and look) whole again!!"- C.B. / Yelp / Oct 03, 2019
Facial Augmentation Surgical Technique
To give the cheeks a look that appears more naturally sculpted and full, Dr. Mentz prefers to restore volume to this area through the use of either cosmetic fillers or cell enriched fat grafts. If fat grafting is the chosen method, he will take fat that has been liposuctioned from other areas of the body and inject it into the cheeks to resculpt their appearance. To provide definition to the chin, Dr. Mentz uses either a chin implant or fat grafts obtained from liposuctioning other areas of the body.
Facial Augmentation Recovery
Patients will have mild to moderate bruising and discomfort for 1-2 days after their surgery as they follow a liquid-only diet. Dr. Mentz will give each patient specific instructions based on their surgery, but it may include antibiotics, drains, and compression garments. Most patients will need 1-2 weeks before they can return to normal activities and 6-8 weeks before exercise can be resumed.
Multiple procedures will reduce the costs for anesthesia and facility time. Please be aware that the prices listed below are for an estimate of fees only and that you will need a consultation to confirm any pricing.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $5,000 - $6,000
- Recovery Time
- 4-6 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 1-2 Hours
- Procedure Recovery Location
Facial Implants FAQs
Other Face Surgeries?
A patient may choose to have this procedure in conjunction with a facelift or rhinoplasty to create an overall more youthful look. Implants may also be combined with nonsurgical facial injections like BOTOX and Juvéderm.
To ensure a smooth surgery and optimal healing, patients should stop smoking, taking aspirin, and avoid certain other prescription and herbal medications. Patients should also remain well-hydrated before and after their surgery. Be sure to arrange for a responsible adult to drive you and care for you after your surgery.
To minimize the appearance of scarring after facial implant surgery, Dr. Mentz makes his surgical incisions in areas of the face where they either won’t be visible or they will blend into the skin. For chin implants, the incision is usually made inside the mouth and cheek implants can be inserted through incisions in the mouth or around the eyes.