Implants (prostheses) can be applied to the face, with intent to correct or improve the facial contour. With these implants, the jawline and the chin tip or the cheekbone can be made more prominent.
Since the facial appearance is made better by means of facial implants, the patient’s sense of self becomes better, as well. Patients with non-exaggerated reasonable expectations benefit from these implants.
These facial implants are used to make the face better balanced. For example, they are used to make the chin tip more harmonious in a patient who has undergone a rhinoplasty operation. Implants can also be applied simultaneously with other cosmetic surgeries. For example, the facial appearance can be made more youthful and lively by placing implants on the cheekbones during a face lift operation. Implants can be used with intent to give a fuller and more youthful appearance to areas that look tired and collapsed.
Before surgery, you should definitely get a consultation with your doctor to determine whether your expectations are realistic.
The surgical can be done under local anesthesia but usually general anesthesia is preferred.
Implant surgeries intended for the chin lasts for about 30 minutes to an hour. This surgical procedure is carried out through an incision made inside the mouth; it does not leave any scar. There may be postoperative swelling in the chin for a period of one to two weeks.
A cheek implant operation can be done within 30 minutes to one hour. Since the procedure is carried out through an incision made inside the mouth, it is not likely to leave any scar. Face lift does not require additional incisions, if it will be performed during other procedures such as forehead lift or blepharoplasty.
This operation is generally cannot be noticed by the people around you, and you can only hear comments that you look better.