Facial ImplantsFacial implants is a surgical procedure to enhance the certain features of the face, involves cheeks or chin. Facial implants are manufactured from the solid substance, has a specific size and type to suits with human tissues to enhance the contours of the face.
Why facial implants?If you are unhappy with a small chin, weak jaw or lack of facial contour than you should have to go for facial implants for better appearance. It gives strength to the jawline and improve the proportion or balance the face.
Cheeks implants might help to restore a youthful appearance.
Is it right for me?If you're in late adolescence or above and physically mature than surgery with facial implants is best performed on you.
You might be the right candidate for facial implants if you are:
- Physically healthy.
- Not smoker.
- Aim to improve facial contours.
The procedureBefore the surgery, you will have to discuss your medical history with your surgeon and also have to discuss the modification you want.
The surgeon will prepare you for the surgery by giving you anaesthesia. The surgeon may give your local anaesthesia to numb your surgical part or else if needed then surgeon will go for general anaesthesia to make you unconscious during the surgery.
Types of AnesthesiaIn some cases, facial implant surgery may require only local anesthesia combined with a sedative. However, more frequently, a general anesthesia may be recommended.
CHIN IMPLANTThe surgeon will place the chin implant directly on the bone by making a short incision under the chin or inside the mouth. It will take 30 mins for the procedure.
CHEEK IMPLANTSThe surgeon will directly place the cheeks implants on the cheekbone and they are usually inserted from an incision in the mouth. It will volume-up the recessed area. The procedure will take 40 to 45 mins.
JAW IMPLANTSIt will increase the lower face, balance and strengthen the lower face.
After surgery, surgeons will use dissolving sutures to close the incisions and taped them to minimize the swelling and discomfort. The sutures will dissolve in 12 to 15 days.
The swelling stays for several days, you might feel discomfort and also feel difficulty while talking and smiling. the surgeon will give you instruction for post-operative care and dental care, also limitations on actives and make you follow a restricted diet. It will make you look better in a short period and won't recognize you had surgery it will naturally make you look better. You always have to follow up on the doctor's prescriptions which leads you towards the better recovery.