Get Dramatic Results With Facial Implants

When you stare at your reflection in the mirror, what do you see?

Of course, most of us will manage to find something that doesn’t exactly satisfy. But if you’re troubled by a disproportionate face, it can feel more than just unsatisfying. It can have a serious impact on your self image.

A recessed chin, under-defined jawline, or flat or sunken cheeks can dramatically detract from your overall appearance.

Fortunately, facial implants can create defined and youthful features to restore symmetry and balance to the face and give you the confidence and self-assurance you deserve.

Although they can be removed if needed, they tend to last a lifetime. And implants create a more pronounced result than fillers.

Ideal Candidates for Facial Implants

Age has a way of changing our facial proportions. As we mentioned above, this can result in sunken or flat cheeks, an undefined jawline, or a recessed chin. Patients who are longing to correct facial proportions that have changed with age are ideal candidates for facial implants.

In addition, if you’ve suffered an injury or have a congenital condition that has left you with facial asymmetries or deformities, then implants are a viable solution to finding symmetry and balance.

Though the cheeks, chin, and jaw are the most common sites, truly any area of your face can be augmented with implants. So there are plenty of options.

How Facial Implants Work

The process if fairly simple.

Facial implants are nothing more than specially formed solid materials that are compatible with human tissues. They are FDA-approved silicone  molds inserted into a pocket within the facial tissue and placed on top of the bones. Such implants are expressly designed to enhance or augment the physical structure of your face.

For example, in a cheek implant, incisions are made inside the mouth, hidden behind the upper lip. Implants are then placed to project the cheekbones and provide a defined, higher cheek profile. Furthermore, they add volume to areas that are flat or even recessed.

In the case of a chin implant, incisions are made in the mouth, lower lip, or under the chin. The implant creates a more pronounced chin that will bring shape and definition to your chin while accentuating the entire lower half of your face. So rather than the chin disappearing into your neck, it becomes a distinct facial feature with a full and contoured appearance.

And if your jaw is less than defined and has begun to slope from the ear to the chin, you can bring your jaw into ideal proportion with the rest of your face with implants inserted along your jawline. In this case, incisions are made inside the mouth along your gum line.

It’s not unusual for patients to combine facial implants with other procedures such as rhinoplasty to address the shape and size of their entire face. Likewise, liposuction to the neck along with a chin implant can be a very powerful combination.

Facial Implant Recovery

There is usually some bruising and swelling for up to two days following facial implant surgery. Pain medication in tandem with cold compresses will reduce discomfort and decrease swelling. Oral antibiotic mouth rinses are used after meals while healing.

It’s recommended that patients maintain a face-up position for at least one week when in a reclined position.

Vigorous physical activity is typically resumed after 2-4 weeks.

Smile At Your Reflection

If you’re dissatisfied with the appearance of your face, then it’s time to consider facial implants.

Don’t hesitate to contact us for a free consultation. A board-certified plastic surgeon will evaluate your goals to determine the exact type and size of facial implants best suited for you.

And soon enough, when you see your reflection in the mirror, you’ll be smiling back.