Facial implants bring balance and better proportion to the structural appearance of your face.
The surgeon makes a small incision near where the implant will be placed, either in a crease or inside the mouth at the gum/lip junction. Then a pocket is made in the facial tissue, the implant inserted, and the incision is stitched. The process generally takes 1-2 hours, usually with local or general anesthesia. The incision is bandaged or taped, and stitches are removed in 5-10 days (sutures placed inside the mouth will dissolve in a similar period of time). Sometimes facial implants are inserted at the same time as a face lift, nose or eyelid procedure is performed.
Recovery from chin and cheek implant surgery typically lasts from four to seven days. During that time, it is normal to experience some swelling, redness or mild discomfort. You are required to take a course of prophylactic antibiotic. Although you may feel great, it’s important to refrain from any activity that could bump your implants out of place, at least for a few weeks. Recovery from soft tissue implants for the lips and lower face is swift and relatively pain free.