An overview of Facial Implants
Procedure: Changes the basic shape and balance of the face using carefully shaped implants to build up a receding chin, add prominence to cheekbones or reshape the jawline.
Length: 30 minutes to 2 hours.
Anesthesia: Local with sedation or general.
In/Outpatient: Usually outpatient. Some people may require an overnight stay.
Side Effects: Temporary discomfort, swelling, bruising, numbness and/or stiffness. In jaw surgery, inability to open mouth fully for several weeks.
Risks: Shifting or imprecise positioning of implant, or infection around it requiring a second operation or removal. Excess tightening and hardening of scar tissue around the artificial implants causing an unnatural shape.
- 1 week: Back to work
- 2 to 4 weeks: ‘Normal’ appearance
- 6 weeks +: Strenuous activities, contact sports
Duration of Results: Permanent