ABOUT

Also known as chin implants or cheek implants

Facial implants are exclusively made and sculpted accordingly aiming to reconstruct and enhance your facial contours especially at the Chin, Jaw, cheekbones and the tear trough area.

Facial Implants are useful in the following situations

  • Correction of an Asymmetrical face due to injury or a congenital deformity..
  • To enhance the fullness of your cheeks.
  • For correcting a receding chin and thus improving the Jaw line..
  • Restoring the loss volume of facial feature resulting from a Normal ageing process.

Numerous individuals who consider a Facial Implants likewise consider jaw – Orthognathic surgery , Rhinoplasty , forehead lift and eyelid surgery.

WHERE IS IT DONE
Operation Theatre
DURATION
2-6 Hours depending on the site of operation

ANAESTHESIA

General Anaethesia

INCISIONS, STITCHES & SCARS

Incisions and sutures are strategically placed such that they are not easily visible for an untrained eye.

Chin Implants :Inside the mouth at the Lip-Gum junction Or on the underside of chin.
Cheek Implants :Through a lower eyelid Or via a Brow lift incision Or inside the mouth
Tear Trough Implants : Tear Trough Implants Around the eyes( Blepharoplasty or transconjunctival incisions)

 

STAY AT CLINIC
12-24 Hours

HOW IS IT PERFORMED?

The procedures for placing implants across various facial areas share a similar pattern:

  • The Surgeon marks the area of operation with a marker as per his plan.
  • The patient will be positioned face up on the OT table and the patient is positioned supine (face-up) on the operating table and general anaesthesia will be administered.
  • A small incision will be made by the surgeon at the site of implant insertion.
  • I order to insert the implant the Surgeon creates a pocket in the facial tissue
  • Under sterile precautions the implant is inserted gently into the pocket.
  • With the help of sutures the incision will be closed
  • The operated area may be bandaged or taped.

The implants are of Solid Silicone rubber material.

They are available in sizes of 3mm, 4mm (standard size used for most cases), 5mm and 6mm.

REST AT HOME before resuming office work
1 Week

AFTERCARE AND RECOVERY

Special instructions will be given to you regarding the care of bandages, drains(if placed) and general wound care.

First two weeks after the Surgery

  • Within a week you should be able to resume normal activities and should be able to return to work (provided your field of work doesn’t involve rigorous physical activity)
  • While lying down, recline at a 45-degree angle with face up for at least one week.
  • In 5 to 10 days stitches will be removed
  • Sutures which are placed inside the mouth will dissolve over 5 to 10 days
  • You will be advised to take only Soft diet for 10 days.
  • Weeks: two to eight after the Surgery
  • Vigorous physical activity can be resumed 4 to 6 weeks after the surgery.
FOLLOW UP VISITS
1 Week After the Surgery

HOW LONG WILL MY RESULTS LAST?

How Long Will the Results Last?

Essentially facial implants are permanent. Sometimes in situations of normal activity or facial trauma all implants can fracture. They can become infected on occasion. These are very uncommon problems after the facial implant surgery. After the surgery, most patients can expect a lifetime of improvement.

Maintain good communication with the aesthetic plastic surgeon

Keeping safety in mind as well as for the most beautiful outcome of the procedure, we advise that you visit the clinic for post procedure review and evaluation at prescribed times. Also do not hesitate to contact the doctor if you notice any changes in the treatment areas or when you have any concerns and queries.

ASSOCIATED COSTS

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LIMITATIONS & RISKS

Significant complications from Facial implants, fortunately, are infrequent. Thousands of people undergo this procedure every year successfully and are glad with the results. The risks specific to your health will be discussed during your consultation.

Some degree of risk will be present with every surgery. Some of the potential complications involved in all surgeries are

  • Allergies
  • Infection and bleeding
  • Adverse response to the specific med
  • Damage to the underlying structures during the procedure
  • Scarring
  • Hematoma or seroma (an aggregation of blood or liquid under the skin that might require removal)
  • Changes in sensation
  • Unsatisfactory results that might necessitate additional procedures

Some Risks specific for facial implants surgery include

  • If the implants become malpositioned or shifted, abnormalities in the facial contour can occur.
  • Extrusion of implants occurs rarely, if it happens it is often due to excessive trauma or infection

For optimal results and to minimize certain risks and it is crucial that you follow the instructions given by the doctor both before and after the surgery.