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What Are Facial Implants?

Facial Implants 

Facial implants can be used to enhance the natural contours of your face. Surgery is often elective, but can also be used to reconstruct the face following trauma. Through a facial implant, your surgeon can improve the natural balance of your facial features.

When to Choose Facial Implant Surgery 

Facial implants can boost the visible contours and natural angles of your face or normalize them after an accident or trauma. Implants may be used to augment the:

  • Chin
  • Cheek bones
  • Lower jaw

Facial implants can provide better symmetry, fuller features and a more balanced appearance. For patients recovering from an accident or trauma, implants can restore the original appearance to the face, helping patients recover physically and psychologically.

Facial Implant Surgery with Dr. Jaibaji 

Facial implant surgery can be performed using general anesthesia or local anesthesia combined with sedation, based on your surgeon’s recommendation. The type of implant surgery you elect will dictate incision locations and the length of your surgery.

  • Chin implants. The implant is inserted through an incision made inside of the mouth near the lower lip, or externally under the chin. The entire procedure lasts 30-60 minutes.
  • Cheek implants. The implant is inserted through an incision made inside of the mouth near the upper lip or externally through the lower eyelid. The entire procedure takes approximately 60 minutes.
  • Jaw implants. The implant is inserted through an incision made inside of the mouth near the lower lip. The entire procedure takes 1-2 hours.

Facial implants are made of biocompatible silicone and are custom-sized for your bone structure. Facial implant surgery can be performed in conjunction with other procedures, such as a face lift or nose surgery.

After Facial Implant Surgery in La Jolla 

Bandages will be applied to the treatment area following surgery. Temporary surgical drains are also placed to collect excess fluid buildup during recovery. There will be some discomfort in the days immediately following surgery. This discomfort can be effectively managed with prescription pain medication.

Stitches are removed in 5-10 days, unless they are placed inside the mouth, in which case they will dissolve on their own. Normal activities can be resumed in about a week, though the implant area should be protected for the next 4-6 weeks.

Like all surgeries, facial implant surgery is not without risks. Possible complications include infection, bleeding or changes in sensitivity. Additionally, it is possible for implant rejection or implant shifting to occur. To minimize the possibility of complications, your medical history will be thoroughly discussed at your consultation, along with any steps you can take to improve your outcome.

Schedule a Cosmetic Surgery Consultation with Dr. Moneer Jaibaji 

If you would like to learn more about facial implants, contact our cosmetic surgery office. Scheduling a personal consultation is an excellent way to have your questions answered, discuss all aspects of your procedure and view facial implant photo archives.