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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 risk and safety

The decision to have facial implant surgery is extremely personal, and you'll have to decide if the benefits will achieve your goals and if the risks and potential complications of facial implants are acceptable.

You will be asked to sign consent forms to ensure that you fully understand the procedure and any risks and potential complications.

Facial implant surgery risks include:

  • Unfavorable scarring
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Poor healing of incisions
  • Anesthesia risks
  • Change in skin sensation
  • Damage to deeper structures—such as nerves, blood vessels, muscles and lungs—can occur and may be temporary or permanent
  • Allergies to tape, suture materials and glues, blood products, topical preparations or injected agents
  • Firmness around the implant
  • Shifting of implants
  • Skin contour irregularities
  • Skin discoloration, swelling and sensitivity
  • Persistent pain
  • Possible revisional surgery

These risks and others will be fully discussed prior to your consent. It is important that you address all your questions directly with your plastic surgeon.



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