Over the years, many developments have been made in cosmetic procedures. Today, there are more options than ever before, allowing people to transform their appearance yet keep a natural look. Chin implants became possible in 1948 and, now, people can also have their cheeks augmented. With this information, individuals will better understand what they can expect when having implants put in place so they will be fully prepared.
What Are Facial Implants?
Facial implants are made from alloplastic prosthetic materials. These synthetic materials are generally well accepted by the body and can be used in different areas. They are not absorbed by the body so they can be put in place permanently. Because the materials are synthetic, there is no need for a second surgical procedure, so the healing time is reduced.
Implants can be made for the specific needs of the patient. The implants can be used to create form and contour to the cheeks and reshape them. Implants can also be used to add depth and size to the chin area to better match a person’s other features.
What Happens During the Surgery?
A patient first receives anesthesia so they will be asleep during the procedure. The incisions are made in areas where they will not be noticeable—typically inside the mouth. This allows the implant to be safely put in place without any outward visible scarring being left behind.
During the procedure, the patient will be asleep, so they will not feel any pain and the procedure can be carried out with less risk. After the procedure, it is normal for bruising and swelling to occur, but these will reduce with time.
It may be difficult for the patient to be able to see the results of their facial implant procedure until the swelling has gone down and the healing process is completed. It may take several weeks, or even months, for the recovery process to be complete.
If you are interested in facial implants, learn more from Dr Zacharia. With facial implants, you can overcome the issues with the appearance of your face so you can feel confident.