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Facial Implants

Facial Balancing and Enhancing

Facial implants bring balance and better proportion to the structural appearance of your face. If you are bothered by a small chin, weak jaw or lack of facial contour, plastic surgery with facial implants may benefit you.

Facial implants procedure steps

A facial implants procedure may include the following steps:

Anesthesia

Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedures. The options include intravenous sedation and general anesthesia.Your doctor will recommend the best option for you.

Cheek implants

The specific area to be augmented in the cheek determines where an implant will be positioned on the cheekbone.

Cheek implants are most often placed through incisions in the mouth. When performed with other procedures, alternate incisions may be recommended including placement through an incision inside the lower eyelid or one within the hairline.

Chin implants

For a chin implant, the incision may be inside your mouth, along the crease that joins your lower lip and gums.

An incision just beneath the chin is an alternative.

Jaw implants

Jaw implants are generally placed through the mouth with incisions inside the mouth, back along the jawline at the crease where the inside of your cheek and gums meet.

Your incisions will be closed with absorbable sutures or stitches that will be removed within one to two weeks following your surgery.

Results

While the initial outcome of plastic surgery with facial implants is noticeable almost immediately, it will be obscured by visible swelling. It may take several months for swelling to fully dissipate.



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