What is Facial Implants?
Facial implants include augmentation, rejuvenation or reconstruction of the contours of an individuals face. The implants made from a variety of materials like silicon, which is one of the most popular are for the chin, jaw, or cheeks.
Facial Implant Procedure and Recovery
The procedure, carried out under either local or general anesthesia. The procedure extends up to 30 to 60 minutes and need only an overnight hospital stay, depending on the complexity of the procedure. A cheek surgery extends to 30 to 45 minutes and requires incisions including the upper lip and lower eyelids.
The most complex of all facial implants is the lower-jaw surgery. The post implant restrictions include specific actions, such as smiling and talking.
Facial Implants: Precautions
The patient must communicate specific facial implant expectations to the plastic surgeon. The patient can use pictorial models to help explain the expected facial implant.
The patient must also acquaint the plastic surgeon about any dental surgeries as well as some implants needs incisions inside the mouth. The rare risks involved are incorrect alignment and infection, which can be easily corrected by further surgeries.