How Is Facial Implant Surgery Performed?
Dr. Ort provides various sedation techniques for your absolute comfort during the facial implant procedure. These procedures are typically done under intravenous sedation or general anesthesia; however, a chin implant can be placed under local anesthesia alone and still well-tolerated. Dr. Ort will make a recommendation of the best form for you.
Depending on the part of the face that you want to be augmented, your procedure will vary. In most cases, the facial implants are secured with small, tissue-compatible screws so they do not move around under the tissue. Patients might also opt to combine one or more implants with another procedure, such as a facelift (LINK) to help deliver the most improved facial contour and appearance.
- Chin Implant is placed through a small incision in the mouth or just beneath the chin.
- Jaw Implants are generally placed through an incision in the lower mouth near where the cheek and gums meet. These will be closed with absorbable sutures.
- Cheek Implants are usually placed through the incisions made in the upper mouth or through the lower eyelid incisions if blepharoplasty is performed at the same time.
- Forehead implants are placed through a small horizontal incision made along the middle hairline to help reduce any visibility.
Combining Facial Implant Surgery with Other Procedures
The basic framework and structure of your face is a major factor in how you are perceived, not to mention how attractive you feel about yourself. Often a person may be concerned with the shape or size of a single feature in the face; however, people do not always realize that only correcting one of these can leave their face with an unbalanced appearance.
It is important to maintain symmetry and balance to achieve facial aesthetic. To accomplish this it may be beneficial to combine surgeries, such as a Rhinoplasty with a chin implant, or a Facelift with cheek, chin or jaw implants, and other combinations thereof. Another major benefit of combining surgeries is reduced downtime and recovery. If you are considering multiple operations, you can save time and cost by consolidating them in one procedure.
Facial remodeling procedures can be combined to improve your profile and enhance your appearance. Discuss with Dr. Ort about your facial plastic surgery goals, who will provide a thorough consultation to evaluate your facial structure, features, and profile, and give her expertise on how to best achieve your beauty goals with facial implants or with other procedures. Schedule your consultation for a facial implant Bellevue facial plastic surgeon Dr. Ort will help you decide.