Facial implants are designed for reconstructive or aesthetic purposes. Available in a wide range of sizes and styles for the chin, jaw, nose and cheek, implants add or restore contour and/or proportion to the face.
The procedure follows a similar pattern for all facial areas. We make a small incision near where the implant will be placed, either in a crease or inside the mouth at the gum/lip junction. Then a pocket is made in the facial tissue, the implant inserted, and the incision is stitched.
Although well tolerated, the last years tends to be replaced from fat grafting: we take fat from the inner thighs or the abdomen, we centrifuge it and then we inject it around the face: the upper/lower lips, the upper/lower eyelids, around the mouth, the cheeks or the eyebrows. The face will be improved as well as the quality of the skin because of the adipose stem cells.
The process generally takes 1-2 hours, with topical anesthesia/sedation or general anesthesia. Sometimes facial implants or fat grafting are inserted at the same time as a facelift, nose or eyelid procedure is performed.