If you are considering Facial Implants
Plastic surgeons use
facial implants to improve and enhance facial contours. Frequently,
these implants will help provide a more harmonious balance
to your face and features so that you feel better about the
way you look. There are many implants available, manufactured
from a variety of materials. They may help strengthen a jawline
or bring the chin or cheekbones into balance with the rest
of the face.
Facial implants can
enhance your appearance and bolster your self esteem. If you
are looking for improvement - not perfection, in your appearance
and are realistic in your expectations, you may find that
a facial implant is the right choice for you. Dr Asaadi will
frequently use such implants to bring better balance to the
features of a younger patient. For instance, a teenage girl
may want her nose reshaped or her chin brought forward so
that these traits are better proportioned. The more mature
patient may choose to have an implant placed in conjunction
with another cosmetic procedure. For example, during a facelift,
a patient may wish to have implants placed over the cheekbones
to help restore a more youthful appearance. Implants may also
be selected to fill out a face that appears "sunken"
All surgery carries some uncertainty & risk
Facial implants can
produce some remarkable changes. Problems rarely occur, but
you need to be informed about such possibilities. A facial
implant can shift slightly out of alignment and a second operation
may be necessary to replace it in its proper position. Infection
can occur with any operation. If infection were to occur around
a facial implant and did not clear up after treatment with
antibiotics, the implant might have to be temporarily removed
and replaced at a later time. Other, less-frequent risks may
be associated with certain implants. Be sure to ask Dr. Asaadi
for a description of the risks associated with the procedure
in which you are interested.
Some of the implant
materials are made of a solid silicone. Currently, there is
no scientific evidence that this is a harmful substance. Dr.
Asaadi will be happy to discuss any current scientific findings
concerning the type of implant you're considering.
Planning your Facial Implant surgery
When you discuss your
surgery with Dr. Asaadi, be certain that you clearly express
your expectations. Dr. Asaadi will help you determine what
it is possible to achieve. It may be helpful to provide your
surgeon with photos of people who have facial features similar
to those you would like to have. Be sure you understand the
details of the proposed surgery, including the cost and what
to expect during your recovery.
Contact Dr. Asaadi:
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Facial Implant surgery
Chin Surgery: Insertion of a chin implant may take anywhere from 30 minutes
to an hour. During the procedure, Dr. Asaadi selects the proper
size and shape implant to enhance your appearance and inserts
it into a pocket over the front of the jawbone. The small
incision to create the pocket and insert the implant is placed
inside the mouth (along the lower lip) or in the skin just
under the chin area. Usually, the chin is taped after surgery
to minimize swelling and discomfort. Sutures in the skin will
be removed in five to seven days. If an intra-oral incision
is used, the sutures will dissolve.
Cheek Surgery: Cheek implant surgery usually takes about 30 to 45
minutes. When cheek implants are being placed in conjunction
with another cosmetic procedure, such as a facelift, forehead
lift or eyelid surgery, the implants may be inserted through
the incisions made for those procedures. Otherwise, an incision
will be made either inside your upper lip or your lower eyelid.
A pocket is then formed and an implant is inserted. After
surgery, a dressing will be applied to minimize discomfort
and swelling. The severity and duration of such side effects
may vary, especially if another cosmetic procedure was performed
at the same time.
Lower-Jaw Surgery: Insertion of a jaw implant usually takes about one to two
hours. Internal incisions are made on either side of the lower
lip to provide access for creating a pocket into which the
lower-jaw implant can be inserted. Dissolving sutures are
used to close the incisions.
After Facial Implant surgery
From Chin Surgery: You
will experience some discomfort and swelling in the affected
area for several days. It's normal to experience some temporary
difficulty with smiling and talking. Black and blue marks
may be visible around the chin and neck. Dr. Asaadi will instruct
you about dental hygiene, eating and any restrictions to your
activities after surgery.
Cheek Surgery: Dr. Asaadi will provide you with instructions
about post-operative care. There will be dietary restrictions
as well as limitations to your activities. Again, these instructions
will vary, especially if another procedure was performed along
with your implant surgery. However, you should be aware that
your ability to move your mouth and lips may be diminished
temporarily. Stitches used to close the incisions inside your
mouth usually dissolve within about 10 days.
From Jaw Surgery: Swelling is sometimes significant
immediately following surgery, usually peaking 24 to 48 hours
afterward. Although most of the significant swelling will
subside over a period of several days, prolonged mild swelling
may prevent your final facial contour from becoming apparent
for several months. During the healing phase, your activities
and diet will be restricted. Your ability to smile, talk or
move your mouth in any way may be limited for several days
to weeks following surgery. Dr. Asaadi will instruct you about
dental and oral hygiene during your recovery.
Getting back to normal
Remember, with any
facial surgery, you may feel and look better in a short period
of time. However, it may not be advisable to participate in
certain activities — especially activity that may result
in the face being jarred or bumped — for several weeks.
It's best to check with Dr. Asaadi about such matters.
Your new look
You may not be able
to accurately evaluate your appearance for weeks, or perhaps
even months. Give yourself plenty of time to get used to your
new look. You may be surprised to find that most people won't
recognize that you've had facial implant surgery — only
that you look better.
Dr. Asaadi and his staff will be happy to discuss this procedure with you. Please feel free to call for a private consultation or Schedule an appointment online @ either our New York or New Jersey offices.