What are Facial Implants?
Face implant can be caused by environmental factors such as trauma or aging. These are cosmetic surgical procedures performed with materials called silicon or medpor in order to correct the asymmetries in deformities that disrupt the harmony between cheekbones and jaw. Facial implants provide a qualified appearance to people's faces when viewed from the front or from the side. It is one of the most frequently used cosmetic surgery applications due to its feature of ensuring the integrity of the cheekbones and chin.
Facial implants can also be used to enhance or define specific facial features such as the cheeks, chin, and jawline. The implants are usually made of silicone or other biocompatible materials that are safe for use in the body. The procedure involves making small incisions in the mouth or under the chin, and the implants are placed on top of the bone to create the desired shape and volume. The implants can be customized to fit the patient's unique facial structure and can provide long-lasting results. Recovery time varies depending on the individual, but most people can return to normal activities within a few weeks after the procedure. As with any surgical procedure, there are risks involved, such as infection, bleeding, and implant shifting, but these are rare and can be minimized by choosing a qualified and experienced surgeon.
It is true that advancements in technology have made facial implant procedures more efficient and effective. The use of computer imaging technology and 3D printing has allowed for more precise and customized implants to be created for each patient, resulting in better outcomes. However, it is important to note that the use of autologous materials, such as bones or cartilage from the patient's own body, is still sometimes preferred for certain cases to achieve the most natural and long-lasting results. Ultimately, the decision on which method to use should be made on a case-by-case basis by the plastic surgeon and the patient, based on factors such as the patient's unique facial features and desired outcome.
What are Face Implants?
Which areas of your face is it applied?
Facial implants are used to enhance and improve the appearance of specific areas of the face, such as the chin, cheekbones, and jawline. Cheek implants are used to create fuller, more defined cheekbones, while chin implants can improve the shape and size of the chin to create a more balanced facial appearance. Jaw implants are also available to enhance the jawline and create a stronger, more defined look.
Facial implants can be made from a variety of materials, including silicone and porous polyethylene. The surgeon will choose the most appropriate type of implant based on the patient's individual needs and the desired outcome. The placement of the implants is done through small incisions, and the procedure can usually be performed on an outpatient basis with a relatively short recovery time.
▬ Jaw Implant
Jaw implant surgery can help to correct the proportion between the chin and nose, creating a more balanced and harmonious appearance for the face. It is a cosmetic surgical procedure in which an implant made of silicone or other materials is placed on the chin bone to improve its shape and size. The surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia and involves making an incision inside the mouth or under the chin to insert the implant. Recovery time may vary depending on the extent of the surgery, but most patients can return to work and normal activities within a week or two.
▬ Jaw Implant surgery process
It's important to note that the exact process of jaw implant surgery may vary depending on the patient's individual needs and the surgeon's preferred technique. Before the surgery, the patient will have a consultation with the surgeon to discuss the details of the procedure and determine the best approach for their specific case. Additionally, the patient will undergo a thorough examination and medical evaluation to ensure they are healthy enough for surgery.
During the surgery, the patient is typically put under general anesthesia. The surgeon then makes an incision either inside the mouth or under the chin to create a pocket in front of the jawbone for the implant. The implant is then carefully inserted and positioned to achieve the desired result. Once the implant is in place, the incision is closed with sutures.
After the surgery, the patient will need to follow the surgeon's instructions for post-operative care to promote healing and reduce the risk of complications. This may include taking medication for pain and swelling, avoiding certain foods and activities, and attending follow-up appointments with the surgeon. The full recovery period can take several weeks, during which time the patient should avoid strenuous activities and follow a healthy diet to promote healing.
In a cheek implant procedure, the surgeon makes a small incision either inside the mouth or under the lower eyelid. Then, the implant is inserted over the cheekbone and secured in place with sutures. The size and shape of the implant are selected based on the patient's desired results and facial structure. Cheek implant surgery usually takes around one to two hours and is performed under general anesthesia. Recovery time varies, but most patients can return to their normal activities within a few days to a week after the procedure.
▬ Cheek Implant surgery process
In cheek implant surgery, the incision is generally made inside the mouth, between the cheek and gums, which makes the surgical scar invisible. However, if the surgery is performed in conjunction with another facial surgery such as eyelid surgery or facelift, incisions may be made on the lower eyelid or in front of the ear. Depending on the patient's desired outcome, the implant may be placed from the front to create a more prominent cheekbone, or vertically on the cheekbone to widen the face. The surgery typically takes about an hour.