What are facial implants?
Facial implants are permanent molded enhancements to the facial skeleton. They are available in many shapes and sizes to suit the needs of each unique patient, and most often made from silastic, a solid form of silicone. They can be custom made if necessary.
How is facial implant surgery performed?
Facial implants are placed on top of the facial bones to enhance facial contour. This usually done by Dr. Price as an outpatient surgery under a kind of anesthesia called “intravenous sedation” (similar to that used for colonoscopy). Most commonly done to improve the strength of the cheekbones, these implants are placed between the bone and the skin through incisions made inside the mouth, behind the cheek.
What are the alternatives to facial implants?
Facial implants offer a long lasting, one step option for facial enhancement. Other options include fat transfer, or several types of “deep” temporary fillers. Each one of these options is frequently performed. Dr. Price can help you decide which one of these choices best suits your needs.