Facial Sculpture And Implants
Facial implants are designed to enhance the facial features by creating volume and smooth, round contours- creating a proportional and balanced appearance. Although they can be used alone, facial implants are often used in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures like with AFT, Rhinoplasty , Buccal fat pad excision to completely transform the face in selected patients.
Cheek or Chin augmentation may be performed using either AFT to cheeks / chin or synthetic implants.
Implant – The incision is taken either inside the mouth (near the junction between the lip and the gums) or on the eyelids (for cheek augmentation). Through this incision a suitable pocket is made and the implant is inserted.
In some cases, a small Titanium screw may be used to attach the implant to the bone. The incision is closed using absorbable sutures. A compression dressing may be applied.
You will be advised to rest with your head elevated and to apply cold compresses to minimize swelling. Some patients experience difficulty in mouth opening or facial movements for the initial couple of days. You will be advised proper oral hygiene post-operatively. The stitches will dissolve by themselves over a period of time. The swelling will subside after 2 to 4 weeks.
You may have a detailed discussion about this during your personal consultation. Some of the possible complications include – Anaesthesia related risks, infection, shift of implant, asymmetry etc.