Prominent cheek bones, a defined jawline and chin are regarded as traits of beauty for women and masculine features for men. However, not everyone is blessed with such characteristics. Facial implants have the ability to give balance and symmetry, especially in the lower and mid-face. These procedures leave the patient with a more sculpted and youthful face as well as having a more balanced and proportioned look.
After cleansing the area, small incisions will be made either in natural crease lines or on the inside of the mouth. The implants are placed through the incision and into position. The incisions are then closed using tiny sutures. The nature of this surgery is relatively quick. The implants come in a variety of thickness, shapes, and sizes and can be trimmed for a customized fit.
In the days following the procedure, temporary discomfort, numbness, and aching are expected. Light ice compresses can be used to combat swelling and post operative pain can be controlled with oral medication. Chewing food and brushing your teeth can be uncomfortable for at least a week. Healing after facial implants is relatively quick and patients can return to work after a couple of days.