Facial implants (3-D facial plastic surgery)
Facial implants are used for enhancing & improving soft tissues for cosmetic or reconstructive purposes.
For which areas of the face are appropriate?
Facial implants involve enhancing or improving facial contours in the following areas:
- Angle of the mandible
- Malar bones
The basic technique is the same for all sorts of implants. During this procedure, the surgeon makes a small incision to create a pocket and insert the implant that is placed inside the mouth (through the buccal mucosa) or in the skin and cannot be seen. The whole process lasts around 1-2 hours and there will be no need for an over night stay. If an intra-oral incision is used the sutures will dissolve.
After the treatment
You will usually return to work and normal life after a week. Swelling will normally subside after 1-2 days, and during the healing process you should avoid certain activities as instructed by the surgeon.