Facial Implants

smile-2072908_640Facial implants are available in a wide selection of shapes and sizes to fit the patients’ needs. The implants unique structure results in a softer implant with a more natural look and feel. The design promotes growth of tissue and small blood vessels into the open porosity of the implant resulting in a natural healing and stability of the implant. This results in a softer, less palpable and less noticeable implant with long-lasting aesthetic results.

Your Facial Implant Consultation

It is important to consult with your doctor to be sure that you are a candidate for facial implants. Facial implants are not appropriate treatment of fine superficial lines of the face, but better used for augmentation purposes of the lips, nasal labial folds and cheeks. We offer complimentary consultations to provide education and knowledge, and we will be happy to clarify any questions or concerns you may have. Please contact our office to schedule your complimentary visit.

Your Facial Implant Procedure

The placement of the implant is a simple procedure usually performed under local anesthesia in our office in less than thirty minutes. A small incision is made at the ends of the implant site and a small tunnel or pocket under the skin is made between these incisions for placement of the implant. The implant is inserted through the incision and gently positioned in the implant site. The ends of the implant are cut and trimmed and placed under the skin away from the incisions. The incisions are closed with sutures, which are removed by the doctor within 3-5 days.

“I miss my high cheekbones and well-defined chin. Now my cheeks are flat, and I barely seem to have a chin at all.”

A common concern of our patients regarding facial implants… “My cheeks and chin were once some of my favorite features of my face. Now they just make me sad. There’s really no definition anymore, and it just shows my age. I wish there was a way to give more definition to my chin and cheeks.”

Facial implant surgery can give you back those beautiful contours. Implants come in various shapes and sizes, so you get a custom look that appears more youthful and natural. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia, and Dr. Alex has most patients in and out in under half an hour. Bruising and swelling should resolve within 5 days and sutures come out 3 to 5 days after the procedure. The implants provide long-lasting aesthetically pleasing results.

Recovery

Since each person’s experience with facial implants may differ, it is important to talk with your doctor about what to expect following treatment.

Patients are up and around immediately after placing the implants and although soft tissue restoration is visible immediately, some swelling, bruising or discomfort may occur. Most patients can return to normal activities the next day and return to their doctor within 3-5 days for suture removal. Most swelling, bruising and discomfort should resolve after the first five days.

For questions or to schedule an appointment, please contact us today.