Symmetry, balance, and proportion are all key elements of facial aesthetics. Implants, by augmenting the skeletal framework of the face, can help restore or enhance facial harmony. The implants that Facial Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Falk prefers are made of FDA approved, silicone based polymers, which are firm and natural feeling, yet flexible enough to be placed through small incisions. These implants have been used for many years and have an excellent safety profile.
Facial implants often complement other aesthetic procedures. The most frequently used facial implants are cheek and chin implants. Chin implants can offset the nasal profile and strengthen the jaw line when performing a necklift. Malar or cheek implants, create added volume to the cheeks, which is an important youth defining characteristic. The submalar implant is a popular variation on the cheek implant. This implant fills in the facial hollows below the malar or cheek bones. The volumetric filling of this area reverses the gaunt look of advanced facial aging, for which a facelift alone can not correct and can even accentuate. At the time of consultation, Dr. Falk will be happy to describe to you the various ways we incorporate facial implants into a comprehensive approach to facial aesthetics in order to optimize results and enhance patient satisfaction.
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Implants are placed either under twilight or general anesthesia. Chin implants can be inserted though an incision under the chin or through the mouth, although Dr. Falk places most implants through a chin incision. A small incision is made under the chin, a pocket is created to accept the implant which is then slid into place. The implant is secured in position with a suture to prevent shifting, and the wound is closed in layers. Surgical tape is used as dressing to prevent movement and reduce swelling. Cheek implants are placed through an incision inside the mouth. The tissues over the cheekbone are elevated creating a precise pocket through which the implant is placed. Temporary retention sutures are placed through the implant and out the overlying skin to secure the implant in the proper location. The incision is closed with dissolvable sutures. A secure tape dressing is applied to the skin to prevent movement.
Recovery from implant surgery is well tolerated, and the recovery period is somewhat influenced by what additional procedures are being performed along with implant placement. Dressing are left on the chin for one week. Moderate swelling is expected and minimal bruising is encountered. Pain is easily managed with oral analgesics. Patients are instructed to stay on a soft diet to limit movement around the chin, and physical activity is restricted for two weeks. Similarly, malar implants also enjoy a rapid recovery. The temporary bolster sutures are removed after 3 days along with any dressings. Patients are instructed to limit excessive animation of the face for about two weeks. Complications are rare, but no procedure is entirely devoid of risks. The risks associated with facial implant surgery include infection, extrusion and malposition; which can successfully be managed without compromise to the final aesthetic result.
If you want to learn more about what The Center for Facial Plastic Surgery and Laser Skin Care of North Eastern New York can offer you, please take a look at our website and contact our facial implant center today to schedule a consultation.
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