Facial Implants | Cosmetic Procedures
Facial implants are a popular option for plastic surgery patients who wish to achieve facial balancing. Shrinking facial bones, disproportionate features and sagging skin are common reasons for chin implants and other facial enhancing procedures. Plastic surgeons and dermatologists specializing in cheek implants and other procedures designed to restore beauty and often receive complaints of age-related facial structure issues. A facial implant procedure can address these concerns.
What is a facial implant?
A facial implant is an FDA-approved plate made of silicone that is placed beneath the skin to provide volume or enhance the bone structure of a specific area of the face. A lower jaw or chin implant can be inserted through the lower lip. The chin implant can also be applied beneath the chin. Cheek implants are done via the lower eyelid or upper lip.
Who performs facial implant surgeries?
Board-certified plastic surgeons and dermatologists specializing in laser procedures commonly perform chin implants and other facial enhancing operations.
What kind of results can I expect?
From subtle facial re-contouring to bone structure enhancement, a skilled dermatologist or plastic surgeon can add balance and restore youthfulness to a patient’s appearance. Whether the goal is to add volume to cheeks, provide presence and symmetry to a weak chin or fill in furrows at the sides of the nose, facial implants can dramatically improve patients’ looks.
What else should I know about this type of plastic surgery?
These surgeries may be done on an inpatient or outpatient basis. The operations may be performed at a hospital, a surgical suite in a medical office, or a surgical center. The decision to use local or general anesthesia varies by case. Procedures take 30 minutes to two hours depending on the type of operation. Facial balancing surgeries usually only require about a week for recovery, and swelling can occur for the first couple of days.
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