IMPLANT SURGERY (chin, cheeks, and jaw)
Facial surgical implants of the chin, cheeks, or jaw help to rebalance the underlying facial structure to create a more balanced and often more pleasing appearance. For a younger face, implants are often done with nose surgery to bring a better overall balance to the features. Widening a jawline or adding more prominence to a chin gives a more proportioned face and profile. For the more mature patient, cheek implants may work in conjunction with a facelift to give patients a more youthful, less tired or sunken appearance.
While there is no perfect facial shape, with realistic expectations, subtle reshaping with facial implants can have a dramatic effect on appearances which may enhance self confidence and often self esteem.
Chin and cheek surgery usually take between 30 & 45 minutes and is done on an outpatient basis, under sedation analgesia or, in rare instances, general anesthesia. Jaw implants take about one to two hours, depending on the procedure performed. There is generally only minor discomfort after the surgery which can be handled with medication prescribed by the doctor and should subside in a couple of days. Some procedures may limit chewing functions and may require a soft or liquid diet for a short time. Patients often experience swelling and bruising around the incisions that will fade completely in one to two weeks. Patients may also experience a stretched or tight sensation which subsides in a few weeks as well. Generally patients feel and look good enough to return to work in a week.
Patients are required to have someone drive them home from the procedure and it is recommended that someone be around the first 24 hours for assistance. Plan limited activity for the first few days. It is very important to follow the doctors instructions carefully to obtain the greatest benefit from your surgery. Expect to achieve the best results in about six weeks.
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