Cheek implantsCheek 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 / RisksAll 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.
RecoveryChin 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
AnaesthesiaIn some cases, facial implant surgery may require only local anaesthesia. However, more frequently, a general anaesthesia may be recommended.
In/OutpatientYour operation may take place in an office-based facility, Sometimes, you may be required to stay overnight.
ResultsYou 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 QuestionsQ. 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