Let’s Face It: The Art of Facial Implant Surgery

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Face, Neck and ShouldersIt seems that everywhere you turn, there is some form of cosmetic or oral surgery available to change your appearance. If you lack confidence due to your facial structure or any symmetry related issues, you might be the perfect candidate for facial implant surgery. Read on to learn more about this surgery and how it can help you.

What Is Facial Implant Surgery?

While being under the influence of anesthesia, your facial surgeon, Dr. Sultan, will make a small incision in the mouth or face. Once the incision has been properly made, a plastic or plastic coated in silicone implant will be inserted into the facial region in which you are trying to target. These implants can never be dissolved or absorbed into the body, so you can ensure that your implants last a lifetime.

Facial Implant surgery can target the following areas:

  • Chin
  • Cheeks
  • Lower jaw (mandible)
  • Paranasal (around the nasal base)
  • Lower rim of the eye socket (infraorbital rim)

Who Are the Best Candidates?

Almost anybody can be considered as a candidate for facial implant surgery, however, most individuals who seek out this type of surgery have already undergone some sort of jaw reconstruction surgery in order to help with an overbite or underbite. However, if you suffer from one of these jaw disorders, Dr. Sultan may recommend to do a few surgeries at once, depending on your health and the exact procedures.

What Is Recovery Like?

After your surgery, there may be drains placed at the incision site in order to drain out any sort of excess fluid that may have built up in the face during surgery. However, once the drains have been removed, recovery typically lasts a few weeks and you will be required to refrain from any sort of physical activity or contact sport that could injure your surgical site.

If you are interested in having facial reconstructive surgery, set up an appointment with Dr. Sultan in order to see whether or not it is the right procedural route for you. To learn more about facial implant surgery, contact our office today!