If you want to achieve a more youthful appearance or enhance your natural features, you may want to consider facial implants. Whether you want to elevate your cheek contours, augment your chin, or improve overall facial contours, facial implants can dramatically change your facial contours and structure.
Elevate Your Facial Contours
You may want to change or modify your facial contours for numerous reasons. Perhaps you want to enhance a recessed or weak chin to improve overall facial balance. Perhaps you want to elevate your midface volume and cheeks, thus restoring the volume lost to age. Or perhaps you simply want to achieve a more chiseled, proportional, and angular facial structure. Facial implants allow us to modify the internal structure of your face, fill out flat or depressed areas, and create a rounder, fuller appearance.
What are Facial Implants?
Facial implants are materials that can be added to various parts of your face to elevate your natural contours. Implants can effectively fill out depressed areas, create rounded contours, or make your bones look more prominent. Facial implants are usually placed underneath your soft tissues to make the underlying bone and tissues seem fuller. The location of the facial implant depends on your unique goals, but some of the most common sites for facial implants are the chin, cheeks, and temple.
Silicone: The Gold Standard in Facial Implants
Facial implants can be performed using numerous materials, but silicone is widely considered the gold standard in implant surgeries. Silicone is highly biocompatible, so it’s not rejected by the body as a foreign object. It’s also pliable, so it can be molded to fit the contours of your face. Silicone implants also look and feel like natural human tissues, so they blend perfectly with your surrounding features. Silicone implants also have an extremely low rate of complications.
Facial Implants: Recovery & Downtime
The recovery period for facial implants varies depending on the type of procedure. In general, patients can expect some swelling and bruising after surgery. These symptoms usually resolve within a week or two. More strenuous activities, such as exercise, should be avoided for at least four weeks. You must follow your surgeon’s aftercare guidelines, including taking antibiotics, to ensure optimal healing and prevent infections.
Schedule Your Consultation
Dr. Kayvan Fathimani is a triple-board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon and fellowship-trained facial cosmetic surgeon committed to helping you achieve your cosmetic goals. Dr. Fathimani curates a personalized surgical plan to improve your facial contours, reverse the signs of aging, and make you look and feel youthful. He recommends the most suitable facial implants to elevate your contours with minimal side effects. Please schedule a consultation to explore your facial implant options in Lone Tree, Colorado.