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Facial Implants

Facial implants are sculpted pieces of silicone or other substances that are placed in the chin cheeks or jaw to enhance the contour of the face. They may be used to help strengthen a jawline or to balance the chin or cheekbones with the rest of the face.


If you want to improve your appearance, you have a variety of methods at your disposal. For wrinkles, you can get a facelift or facial injections. For age spots, there’s microdermabrasion and chemical peels. For hyperpigmented areas, such as birthmarks, laser treatments can help. However, once you have gotten your wrinkles plumped up, and your dark spots lightened, what about the structure of the face itself?


Thankfully, for those who are unsatisfied with our bone structure, there are now facial implants to help boost our self-confidence. This means that anyone who is interested in a more substantial shift in appearance needs to consider different methods, including facial implants, which can shift the appearance of the face without requiring subsequent visits for further surgery or injections.


Have you ever wished for a stronger chin, squarer jaw, higher cheekbones, or a shaped nose, then facial implants is for you? Undergoing an implant procedure could also help you to make your face more symmetrical, which is traditionally considered more beautiful. At the same time, facial implants are becoming procedures that are more commonly outpatient, meaning that those who are undergoing surgery are capable of going home and resting the very same day.


Most patients who decide on one of the different types of facial implants will opt for some local anesthetic, and it is also possible to be put completely under for the procedure, a better choice for those who might be feeling a bit more anxious. Because recovery time is relatively quick and can be done at home, rather than overnight in the hospital, facial implants are the kind of big change that won’t take a gigantic chunk of time away from regular day-to-day activities.


Length and details of the Facial Implant procedure


The length of operation typically runs 30 minutes to 2 hours. Patients are usually given a general or local anesthesia, with sedation. Most Facial Implants procedures are routinely outpatient with some cases requiring an overnight hospital stay.


Risks and complications related to a Facial Implant procedure


In a Facial Implant surgery, the patient may experience potential side effects consisting of bruising, swelling, temporary discomfort, stiffness or numbness in the lower facial areas. If the procedure includes surgery to the jaw, a patient may experience the inability to open fully open their mouth for several weeks. Also, there are other associated risks with this procedure that include the risk of shifting or inexact positioning of implant, infection, excess tightening and hardening of scar tissue in the region of the formed implant.


Implant surgery is relatively easy. Although the client is usually put under twilight anesthesia, the person can recover quickly-like in a matter of days. Also, as the individual who performs the implantation should be a board-certified plastic surgeon, you can expect them to hide the scars from the surgery. Also, many people choose to combine their implant surgery with other techniques to provide a full overall appearance boost.

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