Bone structure is essential to an important part of an attractive, balanced face. Facial implants are used to improve and enhance facial contours. These implants will help provide a more harmonious balance to your face and features so that you feel better about the way you look. If you are looking for improvement, not perfection, in your appearance and are realistic in your expectations, you may find that a facial implant is the right choice for you.
Cheek implants enhance the appearance of the cheek bones, creating a fuller, more flattering cheek structure and more proportionate facial features. This is suitable for patients seeking simple cosmetic enhancement, as well as those looking to rejuvenate a sunken cheek structure. Some individuals develop hollowness beneath their cheekbones as they age. An implant that is similar to a cheek implant can be inserted on the underside of the cheekbone to fill this hollow space and create a more youthful facial appearance. Both implants are inserted through a small incision in the mouth.
Chin implants can improve a jaw that is small or ‘set back’, and better balance the facial features for a dramatically more attractive look. This operation is often performed at the time of rhinoplasty help balance facial proportions. It may be combined with facelift or other facial implants. Chin implants are made in various shapes and sizes. They are made out of both solid and semi-solid materials that have been used successfully for years. Although the results can be dramatic, the implants look very natural.
Anesthesia: General or sedation
Length of Surgery: 30 minutes to 1 hour
Recovery: Back to work in 1 to 2 weeks, but your swelling will be the limiting factor. Normal social, recreational, travel activities 2 to 3 weeks. Avoid more strenuous impact exercises or activities for 2 to 4 weeks
Duration of Results: Long term. Final result will be seen in 1 to 2 months