Just like how with breast augmentation there are breast implants that help your breasts look more busty and full, there are facial implants to help you achieve your ideal contours through cheek augmentation. Breast augmentation is a much more popular procedure, but at the end of the day, both can be extremely important in terms of changing someone’s appearance.
While most people have heard of breast implants or breast augmentation, not too many have heard of cheek augmentation or facial implants. Of course, the reason for this is simply because there are much more people that get breast implants than facial implants.
Let’s look at all of the facts that come with facial implants.
What is the Goal?
There are a couple of primary goals when it comes to facial implants and cheek augmentation. The main reason for someone to get facial implants is to rejuvenate the area around your cheek. What do we mean when we say, “rejuvenate?” Simply put, this procedure helps improve facial contours and to plump or invigorate the area around the middle of your face. Additionally, cheek augmentation helps tighten skin that is sagging (usually for older patients).
What Happens During the Procedure?
Naturally, it is common for people to wonder about what actually goes on during the cheek augmentation procedure. For some, leaving this question unanswered is a better option. However, for those that are curious – the facial implants that are used for your face are typically made out of some sort of rubber/silicone. These are various shapes, sizes, and dimensions of these implants for the various facial structures that surgeons come across. This provides security for the patient because they know there are a variety of options when it comes to the actual structure of the end result.
Depending on the patient’s situation, either general or local sedation/anesthesia is used when performing this operation. The entire length of the procedure shouldn’t take any more than an hour and a half to complete.
What Happens After the Procedure?
Many patients wonder whether or not people will be able to notice that they had small incisions made in order to get facial implants put into their face. The answer is no since the incisions are made inside of the mouth. However, depending on how much you decide to alter the structure of your face, it would be noticeable that you had plastic surgery. Of course, this isn’t a bad thing, but it’s important to note nonetheless.
It is important that that patient allows up to a week for healing and getting used to the new implants. There shouldn’t be much movement or alteration when it comes to where the implants are located, but it does take some time for a patient to get used to the feeling of having them in. Because of this, most surgeons recommend about a week of recovery time just to be safe.
If you are looking to get facial implants, contact your local surgeon and schedule a consultation today!