Facial Implants

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The Effect of Facial Implants

Facial implants add definition to key features of the face and can help the overall symmetry and proportion to create better balance. This procedure is also known as Facial Contouring or Chin / Cheek Augmentation.

The Facial Implant Procedure

A surgical procedure that changes the shape and balance of the face by using implants to enhance a receding chin, add prominence to the cheekbones, or reshape the jaw line.

Best Candidates for Facial Implants

The best candidates for facial implants are men and women with weak chins, unpronounced cheeks or undefined jaw line

Risks

All surgery carries risk, and you should be fully aware of the medical risks associated with this procedure before you consent to surgery. Your surgeon will discuss these risks with you during your consultation, and you are encouraged to ask questions if there is anything you do not understand.

More details about your consultation and tips on coming to Bumrungrad in the Consultation section of our Getting Your Procedure page.

You will be required to sign a consent form before surgery stating that you have been informed of the risks involved; that you understand those risks; and that you accept those risks. This is standard hospital protocol and surgery will not be performed if you do not sign.

You can find hospital forms on our the Forms section of our Getting Your Procedure page.

It is your obligation to inform your surgeon of key medical information that may influence the outcome of your surgery or may increase the level of risk. These include medications you are taking, history of disease, medical complications, etc.

Risks and risk rates vary from patient to patient depending on a range of factors. No two people are alike. The risks listed below are possible risks associated with this type of surgery and are mentioned regardless of how remote the possibility:

Shifting or imprecise positioning of implant, or infection around it, requiring a second operation or removal.

Excess tightening and hardening of scar tissue around an artificial implant ("capsular contracture"), causing unnatural shape.

The FAQ question "What are the risks of plastic and cosmetic surgery?" has additional details on risks and how to minimize them.

Surgery

Time required: 30 mintues to 2 hours
Anesthesia: Local with sedation or general.

Post surgical side effects

Temporary discomfort, swelling, bruising, numbness and/or stiffness

Facial Implant Recovery time

Back to work: About 1 week
Normal appearance : 2 to 4 weeks
Activity that could jar or bump face: 6 weeks or more.

Please note that this information should be used only as a guide to your treatment. All specifics will be discussed with your Physician at your consultation.
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