If you have been looking in the mirror and considering making some changes to your appearance, you may be wondering what your options are. You should know that you have other choices besides plastic surgery and dermal fillers – facial implants are an effective and quick way to see the changes you want.
What are facial implants?
Facial implants are a way to mold your cheeks, jaw, or chin exactly how you want them, by giving them new contours and definition. Implants can be made of a soft silicone material, or the patient’s own fat can be taken from one area of the body (such as the thighs or stomach) and transplanted to the face. Which material is used depends on what your cosmetic surgery goals are and what your doctor thinks would be right for you.
Silicone implants improve the contour of the face and can help the cheekbones, chin, or jaw to look more prominent. There are many shapes and sizes to choose from, or the patient can have a custom-made implant.
Fat can be used to restore lost volume in the face, to restore areas such as hollow areas under the eyes, cheeks, saggy jaws, and the area between the lips and the chin or between the nose and the lips. It has a very natural look to it, and it is very safe to use with no chance of rejection because it comes from your own body.
What are the benefits of facial implants?
The procedure to get a facial implant is performed relatively quickly, on an outpatient basis. Patients typically report that beyond some swelling and bruising after the procedure (which an ice pack can reduce), there is little pain. The results are dramatic and long lasting – they can last forever, as opposed to fillers and other alternatives, which may last for a few months or a few years.
Facial implants can give your face the contour, definition, and balance that you want to see when you look in the mirror. Call the office of Dr. Gary J. Price, in New Haven and Fairfield County, CT, at (203) 453-6635 for an facial implant consultation today!