Commonly, our surgeons can achieve this type of result using a patient’s own tissues. Moving fat and cartilage from other parts of the body can create very pleasing profiles and contours. Not every patient is a candidate for this type of procedure and for them, facial implants serve an important role. Made of soft silicone, implants can improve the appearance of the face by bringing about better balance and proportion to the facial landscape. Chin implants are the most common type of facial implants, followed by cheek and mandibular (jaw) implants.
Facial implantation is a common and simple outpatient procedure. General anesthesia is commonly used for this short operation. The majority of the procedures are performed from within the mouth leaving no external scars at all. The procedure can be done in conjunction with other facial operations to improve or further enhance the aesthetic result. Rhinoplasty for example, is a common procedure performed with chin implantation. Chin implantation in such cases, dramatically improves facial balance and the results of nasal reshaping. In general, results with facial implants are immediate and very long lasting.
Often, individuals are not happy with the anatomic features of their face. They may feel their face does not reflect their self image. Or, they may want to alter specific features to make themselves more attractive.
I’m proud of my age and all that I’ve done; I’ve worked hard for my wrinkles, each and every one; But now I feel that my face doesn’t fit me anymore; What used to be firm, is now facing the floor; I want my looks to match how I feel inside; Why shouldn’t I want to wear my face with pride?; Now when I look in the mirror what do I see?; I see the woman I used to be!Real patient
The surgeons at the INSTITUTE are experts at facial aesthetic surgery. As such they feel very comfortable performing facial implantation. If you are considering enhancing the features of your face, come to the INSTITUTE for a consultation. During your visit, your surgeon will do a comprehensive facial evaluation and recommend the facial implant that best fits your goals and needs.