If you would like to improve the proportions or structural appearance of your face, facial implants may be the solution for you. Facial implants help to reshape the face and add volume, providing lasting changes to the overall contours of the face. But what’s involved in the operation, and where is the incision made for facial implants.
Facial implants enhance the contours of the face by improving specific features. The cheeks, chin, and jaw are the areas usually targeted. Implants can be used to add youthful volume to flat, sunken cheeks, define a weak, recessed chin, and strengthen the jawline.
The implants used for facial surgery are typically made of solid silicone, or porous polyethylene materials.
Where is the Incision Made for Facial Implants?
The location of the incision made for facial implants will depend on the type of implants, and the specific procedure being done.
- Cheek implants. The incision for cheek augmentation is usually made inside of the mouth, or along the lower eyelid. A pocket will be created to hold the implant.
- Chin implants. The incision for chin augmentation is made inside the mouth along the lower lip, or right below the chin area.
- Jaw implants. The surgeon makes incisions for jaw implants on either side of the lower lip.
Facial implant surgery can take 30 minutes to 2 hours to complete, depending on where the implants are being placed.
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