A face implant may be elective or required as a result of earlier face surgery or an injury. In this procedure, certain out-of-shape facial features will be enhanced, such as the cheeks, the chin, the nose (rhinoplasty)and the jawline. In the face implant procedure, artificial synthetic substitutes are used for human skin. These implants are mostly used to enhance the cheeks, nose, chin and jaw line of both men and women.
A facial implant is a solid material designed to augment, reconstruct, or rejuvenate facial contours. Various sizes and styles of these implants are available for augmenting your chin and jaw, to give you sculpted cheekbones, or to enhance your cheek size. The facial implants are made of silicone and have a coating filled with silicone gel.
Dr. Vinay Jacob has performed facial implant surgery for dozens of patients, creating a more youthful and attractive appearance. It helps to correct asymmetries of the face while sculpting and defining the facial contours under local or general anesthesia.
There are two main reasons why doctors recommend face plastic surgery:
Reconstructive Reasons:For patients who are born with birthmarks, cleft lip and palate, protruding ears, etc., Reconstructive Facial Plastic Surgery might be recommended. There are also those that result from trauma, accidents, botched surgeries, or even diseases such as skin cancer.
Comestic Reasons:Patients may consult doctors to give their facial structures and features a better aesthetic appeal. Cosmetic facial plastic surgery includes procedures like facelifts and eyelifts, etc.
While any area of your face can be augmented with implants, the cheek or malar area, chin, and jaw are the most common sites for facial implants. If you are looking for facial implants procedure in Mumbai read the following content for further details.
Cosmetic surgery with facial implants is best performed on people whose head and skull have reached physical maturity, which generally occurs in late adolescence.
You may be a good candidate for facial implants if you:
Facial implants or face plastic surgery cannot stop the aging process but it can restore the facial proportions that lack for a bone defect or asymmetry or due to gradual loss of facial volume. It won’t correct the loosing under the eyelids or under the jaws, for these issues a blepharoplasty or facelift may be required.
An outpatient procedure, facial implants are usually performed under local anesthesia. Tissues are reduced or inserted through incisions made at the appropriate facial locations. A surgeon uses man-made synthetic substitutes if tissues need to be inserted. A soluble stitch may be used to stitch the incisions after the procedure, and tape might be used to provide support for the operated area. According to the type of surgery, the surgical process may take 45 - 120 minutes.
Cheek implants are most often placed through incisions in the mouth.When performed with other procedures, alternate incisions may be recommended including placement through an incision inside the lower eyelid or one within the hairline. Jaw implants are generally placed through the mouth with incisions inside the mouth, back along the jawline at the crease where the inside of your cheek and gums meet. For chin implants, incisions are made on the underside of the chin or inside the mouth at the gum/lip junction.
The shell implant is positioned and fixed to the underlying bones in a pocket into the chin, cheek or jaws; your incisions will be closed with absorbable sutures or stitches that will be removed within one to two weeks following your cosmetic surgery.
You will experience postoperative bruising and swelling, with mild to moderate discomfort for a day or two.You may be restricted to a liquid-only diet for one or two days. You will most likely be mobile the day of your surgery, but your activities will be restricted. While the initial outcome of cosmetic surgery with facial implants is noticeable almost immediately, it will be obscured by visible swelling. It may take several months for swelling to fully dissipate.
Facial implants are essentially permanent. All implants can fracture as a result of a normal activity or facial trauma.Most patients can expect a lifetime of improvement after facial implant surgery.
The decision to have facial implants surgery is extremely personal, and you’ll have to decide if the benefits will achieve your goals and if the risks and potential complications of facial implants are acceptable. Complications can occur as for all surgeries ( for example bleeding, infection, unfavorable scarring, change in sensation, revisional surgery, in case of facial implant rupture, shifting…)
You will be asked to sign consent forms to ensure that you fully understand the procedure and any risks and potential complications.