Facial Implants

Brief Overview:
The skin over the face is analogous to a drape. The underlying skeletal structure determines the shape of the face. In some individuals, this framework is not as pronounced as in other individuals and they may appear to have a flattened face or small, recessed chin.

Cosmetic surgeons are able to add facial implants to the facial skeleton to accentuate the areas of the cheekbone, chin, nose, and angle of the lower jaw. By performing these skeletal augmentations, they are able to re-drape and tighten the skin of the face. This provides a more healthy and youthful appearance without the need for a more extensive skeletal reconstructive surgery. This cosmetic surgery is performed from incisions within the mouth with no visible scars. Immediate results are evident. Solid silicone implants are typically used. Different types and sizes of cheek implants are available to provide the most appealing look.

  • Hospital or in-office procedure?
  • Recovery time (home rest)?
  • Incision and Scar?
  • Operation time?
  • Discharge from hospital?

Hospital or in-office procedure?

Hospital

Recovery time (home rest)?

2 days

Incision and Scar?

Incisions inside the mouth, heal to become invisible.

Operation time?

30 minutes

Discharge from hospital?

Same day of surgery.

Category
Face Procedures

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