Facial Implants - ISAPS

Facial Implants

Provides a more harmonious appearance to the face.

Procedure

Facial implants are solid, pre-shaped, three-dimensional objects used to improve the size and appearance of different areas including the chin, jaw, nose, cheeks and beside the nose (paranasal). Facial implant surgery provides a more harmonious appearance to the face. There are different types of implant material used to achieve these contour changes. There are also different shapes of implants according to the area to be enhanced.

Length

Approximately one and a half hours.

Anesthesia

General anesthesia or intravenous sedation and local anesthesia are commonly used.

Inpatient/Outpatient

This is an outpatient procedure.

Possible Side Effects

Temporary discomfort and swelling, mild bruising.

Risks

The implant may need to be removed and/or replaced to treat problems including: implant rupture, infection and implant misplacement. Implant rejection is a risk but is extremely rare.

Recovery

The patient can return to work and normal activities within in few days. The patient should not consume alcohol after surgery. Bruising and swelling should have disappeared after several weeks.

Results

The outcome varies from patient to patient, but results are essentially permanent. The overall effect is an enhancement of the deficient contours of the face with an improved appearance.

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