An overview of Facial Implants

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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


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