What are facial implants?
- Posted on: Jan 7 2021
Facial implants are specially formed solid materials compatible with human tissues, designed to enhance or augment the physical structure of your face. The precise type and size of facial implants best suited for you requires an evaluation of your goals, the features you wish to correct and Dr. Monasebian’s judgment.
While any area of your face can be augmented with implants, the cheeks, chin and jaw are the most common sites for facial implants. If you are bothered by a small chin, weak jaw or lack of facial contour, plastic surgery with facial implants may benefit you. Jaw surgery may also be indicated but this will be based on your bite and Dr. Monasebian will work with orthodontic specialists for this.
Chin implants can increase the size and projection of a chin that is not in proportion with the forehead and mid-face. A small or recessed chin can also be described as one that seems to disappear into the neck of an individual of normal weight, rather than appearing as a distinct facial feature. Chin surgery involving cutting and repositioning the chin bone may also be performed.
Jaw implants increase the width of the lower third of your face. Much like the chin, a weak jaw can be thought of as one that is not well defined and distinct from the neck or one that slopes rather than angles from the ear to the chin. In some cases, both the chin and jaw can contribute to facial imbalance.
Cheek implants increase the projection of the cheekbones. They add volume to areas that may be recessed or flat.
Who is a good candidate for facial implants?
Plastic surgery with facial implants is best performed on people whose head and skull have reached physical maturity, which generally occurs in late adolescence. Dr. Monasebian prefers to place facial implants through incisions inside the mouth so no visible scarring is noticed.
During your consultation with Dr. Monasebian, the procedure will be discussed in its entirety. The procedure is normally done under twilight sleep or general anesthesia and patients go home the same day. All the procedures are performed in our fully accredited office based surgical facility.
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