How is a facial implant procedure performed?
Facial implants are typically an outpatient procedure. The procedure for placing facial implants follows a similar pattern for all facial areas.
- Your surgeon may draw surgical markings on your face to help with implant placement, and to indicate the location of underlying structures to avoid.
- You will lie face-up on the operating table, and the anesthesiologist will administer general anesthesia and a local anesthetic.
- The surgeon makes a small incision near where they will place the implant.
- The surgeon makes a pocket in the facial tissue then gently inserts the implant into the pocket using a sterilized clamp.
- They will close the incision with sutures, then bandage or tape the incision so it can heal.
What are my facial implant options?
There is a wide range of sizes and styles of facial implants. Your surgeon will recommend an option that aligns with your aesthetic goals and your unique facial features.
- Facial implants for your chin, cheek, jaw, and tear trough are solid silicone rubber.
- There are many different shapes and sizes to suit various goals and individual anatomy.
- There is an option to create custom-designed implants, but those are more time-consuming and expensive.