Surgical Procedures

Custom Facial Fillers or Custom Facial Implants: Which is best for you?

Both customized facial contouring fillers and customized facial implants like a chin or jaw implant are very common when it comes to aesthetic facial plastic surgery. Both help enhance the appearance and overall symmetry of your face, but they couldn’t be more different from one another.

In order to decide which is right for you, it’s best to discuss your goals with a plastic surgeon like Dr. Jason Champagne, who is double board-certified in head, neck and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Although both fillers and implants help give your face more structure, improve areas of volume loss and have the ability to take years off your appearance, a few of the differences are as follows:

Longevity of Results –

Custom facial implants, like a custom chin or custom jaw implant, are procedures with permanent results. If you’re looking to broaden and strengthen the appearance of your jawline, chin or cheekbones permanently, a custom implant is the way to go. They enhance your facial form with a one-time surgery and give your face structure.

The results are typically more drastic than filler treatments, and when performed by an expert like Dr. Champagne, they look completely natural and enhance the aesthetic of your face.

With that said, custom facial contouring fillers don’t require major surgery and are easily done as a minimally-invasive procedure completed in-office. Fillers allow you to really hone in and focus on problem areas prone to sagging or areas that are lacking the natural plump and youthful look. Since they aren’t permanent solutions to deflated looking or less-structured facial attributes, filler injections must be done every 6 to 18 months, depending on your goals, skin type and type of filler used.

Surgical Versus Non-Surgical

Again, as mentioned above, custom facial implants require surgery while custom facial fillers are an in-office procedure that can be done relatively quickly, allowing you to go on about your day after having the procedure done. Being an expert facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Champagne has perfected a micro-droplet technique for facial fillers that minimizes bruising, swelling, and redness that is typically associated with surgical procedures. Alternatively, surgically placed permanent implants have slightly more downtime but provide long-lasting results without the need for maintenance.


Depending on your facial structure, your goals, and many other factors, the cost differences of a custom surgical implant are typically higher than the cost of custom facial fillers. But over time, depending on your end goals, custom implants may save you money if you’re looking for more permanent results as they don’t require revisits to the doctor’s office every 6 months or so.

Which is right for you?

Deciding whether facial fillers or a custom implant is right for you really depends on your goals. Please contact our office to schedule a personalized, confidential consultation with our facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Jason Champagne, where he will address your goals and answer any questions you may have regarding our filler treatments or custom implants and will be able to help you decide which is right for you.

Jason Champagne,M.D.

9400 Brighton Way, Penthouse Suite
Beverly Hills, CA 90210


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