Facial Implants

Chin, jaw and cheeks implant can improve and enhance facial contours. They will frequently help provide a more harmonious balance to your face and features.
Facial implants can enhance your appearance and boost your self esteem. Depending on the desired result, they are placed in different areas of the face.

Details

There are many implants available. The implants are most commonly made up of hard silicone, but they can be made up of a number of different materials. They may help strengthen a jaw line or bring the chin or cheekbones into balance with the rest of the face.

Chin implants

Insertion of a chin implant may take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. During the procedure, the surgeon selects the proper size and shape implant to enhance your appearance and inserts it into a pocket over the front of the jawbone. The small incision to create the pocket and insert the implant is placed inside the mouth (along the lower lip) or in the skin just under the chin area.
Usually the chin is taped after surgery to minimize swelling and discomfort. Sutures in the skin will be removed in five to seven days. If an intra-oral incision is used, the sutures will dissolve.

Cheek implants

Cheek implant surgery usually takes about 30 to 45 minutes. An incision will be made either inside your upper lip or your lower eyelid. A pocket is then formed and an implant is inserted.
After surgery, a dressing will be applied to minimize discomfort and swelling.

Side-Effects / Risks

All surgery carries some uncertainty and risk. Facial implants can produce some remarkable changes. Problems rarely occur but you need to be informed. A facial implant can shift slightly out of alignment and a second operation may be necessary to replace it in its proper position. Infection can occur with any operation. If infection occurs around a facial implant and did not clear up after treatment with antibiotics, the implant might have to be temporarily removed and replaced at a later time. Other less-frequent risks may be associated with certain implants.

Recovery

Chin surgery - It's normal to experience some temporary discomfort and swelling in the affected area for several days, including difficulty in smiling and talking. Black and blue marks may be visible around the chin and neck. Dr. Nagwani will instruct you about dental hygiene, eating and any restrictions to your activities after surgery.
Cheek surgery - Your ability to move your mouth and lips may be diminished temporarily and there will be dietary restrictions as well as limitations to your activities. Dr. Nagwani will provide you with instructions about post-operative care. These instructions will vary, especially if another procedure was performed along with your implant surgery. Stitches used to close the incisions inside your mouth usually dissolve within about 10 days.
General - It is not be advisable to participate in strenuous activities - especially activity that may result in the face being jarred or bumped - for several weeks

Anaesthesia

In some cases, facial implant surgery may require only local anaesthesia. However, more frequently, a general anaesthesia may be recommended.

In/Outpatient

Your operation may take place in an office-based facility, Sometimes, you may be required to stay overnight.

Results

You may not be able to accurately evaluate your appearance for weeks, or perhaps even months. Give yourself plenty of time to get used to your new look.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Are the materials used in facial implants hazardous?
A. Some of the implant materials are made of a solid silicone. Currently, there is no scientific evidence that this is a harmful substance.

Q. What are the benefits of facial implants?
A. Facial implants help change the basic structure of the face to give a fuller, more balanced look.

Q. Can I take my regular medications?
A. Always consult the doctor regarding the specific medications that you are taking, including aspirin. Some medications are not advised when undergoing surgery and anesthetics

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