Facial Implants

Plastic surgeons use facial implants to improve and enhance facial contours.
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Frequently, these implants will help provide a more harmonious balance to your face and features so that you feel better about the way you look.

There are many implants available, manufactured from a variety of materials. They may help strengthen a jawline or bring the chin or cheekbones into balance with the rest of the face.

When cheek implants are being placed in conjunction with another cosmetic procedure, such as a facelift, forehead lift or eyelid surgery, the implants may be inserted through the incisions made for those procedures. Otherwise, an incision will be made either inside your upper lip or your lower eyelid. A pocket is then formed and an implant is inserted.

Facial Implants FAQ's

About the Procedure: 

Facial implants are custom-formed materials compatible with human tissues, designed to enhance facial structure. The choice of type and size depends on your goals, specific features, and your surgeon’s expertise. Facial implants are commonly applied to the cheeks, chin, and jaw, facial implants can address concerns like a small chin, weak jaw, or a desire for enhanced contours.

Is it right for me? 

Facial Implants are highly individualized procedures, and you should do it for yourself, not to fulfill someone else’s desires or to try to fit any sort of ideal image. 

Face Implants may be a good option for:

  • Are physically healthy
  • Nonsmoker
  • Have a positive outlook and realistic goals

Your consultation is your time to ask the doctor about the procedure you’re considering, how he thinks it will work for you and any concerns you may have.

Questions to Consider:

  • What is the simplest and safest surgery to help me achieve my goals?
  • Are other options available?
  • What results can I expect, and how long do the typical results last?
  • Where will scars be located, and how noticeable will they be?
  • Will scars fade over time, and how long will this take?

Your surgeon will:

  • Assess your overall health and any pre-existing conditions or risk factors.
  • Capture photographs for reference.
  • Engage in discussions about available options and potential outcomes of the forehead/brow lift surgery, including risks and complications.


After your consultation with the physician, you will meet with the practice manager to discuss procedure costs.

Comprehensive comprehension of every facet of your arm lift procedure is crucial. It’s normal to experience a range of emotions, from excitement about the anticipated transformation to a bit of preoperative stress. Don’t hesitate to openly discuss these feelings with your plastic surgeon.

There are several things to do prior to your procedure that will make your recovery as smooth as possible and ease your pre-procedure anxiety.

Your Pre-Op Checklist:

  • Make sure you have arranged for someone to drive you to surgery and stay with you for a night. 
  • Consult with your surgeon and adhere to their instructions.
  • Take prescribed medications or modify current medication as directed.
  • Complete necessary lab tests within 30 days of your procedure.
  • Cease smoking, alcohol consumption, and drug use.
  • Refrain from taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, or herbal supplements to mitigate potential bleeding.

 Day of Surgery:

  • Be on time for your scheduled surgery appointment.
  • Bring a companion aged 18 or older.
  • Refrain from eating or drinking after midnight prior to your surgery.
  • Opt for loose, comfortable clothing that is easy to put on and remove on the day of your surgery.

Above all, adhering to your surgeon’s pre-surgery recommendations is key to a successful and swift recovery.


Medications for comfort during arm lift surgery are administered, with options including intravenous sedation or general anesthesia, tailored to your specific needs by your doctor.

The Incision: 

The length and pattern of incisions in forehead/brow lift surgery are determined by the amount of change you would like to see. Options may include: 

Cheek Implants:

  • The placement of cheek implants is determined by the specific area to be augmented on the cheekbone. Typically, incisions are made in the mouth, but alternatives include incisions inside the lower eyelid or within the hairline when performed with other procedures.

Chin Implants:

  • The incision may be inside your mouth along the crease that joins your lower lip and gums. Alternatively, an incision just beneath the chin is an option.

Jaw Implants:

  • Jaw implants are generally inserted through incisions inside the mouth, along the jawline at the crease where the inside of your cheek and gums meet. Incisions are closed with absorbable sutures or stitches, typically removed within one to two weeks post-surgery.

Recovery durations after Facial Implants vary for each patient (days to months).

Following your facial implant procedure, dressings or bandages will be applied to the incisions. To minimize swelling during the healing process, an elastic bandage or compression garment may be wrapped around your arms.

You will receive detailed instructions covering:

  • Proper care post-surgery
  • Medications for healing and infection prevention
  • Specific signs to monitor at the surgical site and for overall health
  • Follow-up schedule with your plastic surgeon

Ensure you address specific queries about your individual recovery:

  • Post-surgery destination.
  • Prescribed medications.
  • Duration of dressings/bandages and removal timeline.
  • Are the stitches scheduled for removal, and if so, when is the expected timeframe? 
  • When can I safely resume normal activities and exercise? 
  • What is the recommended timing for my follow-up care appointment?

Your plastic surgeon and/or their team will provide detailed explanations of surgery-associated risks. Consent forms will be signed to ensure your full comprehension of the procedure and potential complications.

Some Risks Involved:

  • Anesthesia risks
  • Bleeding
  • Change in skin sensation
  • Fluid accumulation


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