Plastic surgeons use facial implants to improve and enhance facial contours. Frequently, these implants will help provide a more harmonious balance to your face and features so that you may feel better about the way you look. There are many implants available, manufactured from a variety of materials. They may help strengthen a jawline or bring the chin or cheekbones into balance with the rest of the face.
Good Candidates for Facial Implant Surgery:
Facial implants can be used to fill out a face that appears “sunken” or tired or to simply enhance your appearance and may bolster your self esteem. If you are looking for improvement, not perfection, in your appearance and are realistic in your expectations, you may find that a facial implant is the right choice for you. Plastic surgeons will frequently use such implants to bring better balance to the features of a younger patient. The more mature patient may choose to have an implant placed in conjunction with another cosmetic procedure such as a facelift.
Recovery After Facial Implant Surgery:
After augmentation with a facial implant, there is soreness, swelling, and numbness at the incision site. Keeping the head elevated to minimize swelling is recommended. Patients usually return to work within a week, but continue to follow postop restrictions for 6 weeks for complete recovery. Implants provide long-lasting results from a single procedure, unlike facial fillers, which must be continually repeated to maintain results.