What are the risks associated with facial implants?
Fortunately, significant complications from facial implants are infrequent. You should discuss the risks and potential complications with your aesthetic plastic surgeon during your consultation and after your procedure to ensure you are on the right track to recovery.
All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Some of the potential complications of all surgeries are:
- Adverse reaction to anesthesia
- Hematoma or seroma (an accumulation of blood or fluid under the skin that may require removal)
- Infection and bleeding
- Changes in sensation
- Allergic reactions
- Damage to underlying structures
- Unsatisfactory results that may necessitate additional procedures
Other risks specific to facial implants are:
- You could experience contour abnormalities if your implants shift or become malpositioned
- Damage to facial nerves and musculature is possible
- If you have excessive trauma or infection, you may experience implant extrusion; however, this is rare
You can help minimize facial implant risks by following your board-certified aesthetic plastic surgeon’s advice and instructions before and after your surgery.