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Facial implants are the permanent and surgical alternative to dermal fillers for providing greater facial definition and contour. When you get facial implants, your surgeon will strategically fill out certain areas of the face to create volume and even lift. The goal of every procedure is to look completely natural and to give you life-long confidence and contour. The team at Qazi Cosmetic Clinic most often performs the procedure on a patient’s chin, cheeks, or jaw.
Who is a good candidate?
The ideal candidate for facial implants is anyone who has a substantial loss of fat or bone on the face. For these patients, it is more corrective and economical to choose an implant option over dermal fillers.
Implants are also beneficial for those who have a recessed chin and want a permanent solution to balance their face. Facial implants are safe for adult patients of all ages. The best candidate is someone who understands the benefits and limitations of the procedure, and who is prepared to take a little time away from work or school for recovery.
Are facial implants suitable for men?
Yes, many male patients in Orange County choose Qazi Cosmetic Clinic because they have a lot of volume or bone loss very early in life. Facial implants are great for men who want to achieve a more masculine and structured appearance. Implants are also a permanent solution for men who prefer to not do dermal fillers every year.
Will the procedure be painful?
The surgery for facial implants is performed under local anesthesia, so there is no pain during the surgery. After the procedure, some swelling, bruising, and soreness is normal. The surgeon will provide instructions for medications to manage the discomfort after surgery.
Will I have visible scars after getting facial implants?
There will be no visible scarring after the procedure. The location of the scars will depend on what area of the face is being treated and where the incisions to insert the implants are. For chin implants, the incision will be made either on the underside of the chin or inside the mouth. The surgical team always hides the incisions to reduce the risk of visible scarring.
Over time, the incisions will heal and the scars will fade to the point where they are practically invisible.
How long until I see my results?
Changes to the shape of the face will be noticeable immediately after the procedure. The treatment area will be healed enough to return to social activities within 1 to 2 weeks. Further healing takes between 6 and 12 weeks. After 12 weeks, the results will be final.
What can I expect for the recovery?
After the surgery, most patients require 7 to 14 days of downtime. The face will take up to 2 weeks to heal. It is recommended that patients sleep with their head elevated, avoid exercise, limit sun exposure, and avoid excessive facial movement until the treatment area heals.
After 2 weeks, patients are safe to return to work or school, and to resume exercise and other daily activities.
How can I prepare for the surgery?
Before the procedure, patients are required to quit smoking. It is also necessary to stop taking blood thinners. The surgical team at Qazi Cosmetic Clinic may request that patients get certain blood tests before the surgery to ensure adequate health. Patients will need someone to drive them home after the surgery and to care for them for the first 48 hours.
What are the potential risks?
Facial implant surgery is considered to be a safe and straightforward procedure with few risks and side effects. However, reported rare side effects after this surgery have included: excessive swelling, infection, implant shifting, and nerve damage.
Can I have other procedures performed at the same time?
Yes, many patients choose to undergo multiple procedures at the same time. Chin implant surgery is often combined with a cheek implant, or rhinoplasty because the nose and chin are complimentary for facial proportions. It is perfectly safe to get a range of other procedures done at the same time, including a face lift, brow lift, nose job, and lip augmentation.
How long will my facial implants last?
Facial implants are permanent but also removable if needed. Unlike dermal fillers, the facial implants will never wear off or be absorbed into the body.
How do I know if facial implants are right for me?
Schedule a consultation at Qazi Cosmetic Clinic to learn more about facial implants. During the consultation, Dr. Qazi will determine if you are a good candidate for facial implants.
If you are not a good candidate for facial implants, then Dr. Qazi may recommend a non-surgical alternative, like dermal fillers.
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