Facial Implants

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Facial implants are an augmentation cosmetically done through the use of synthetic biocompatible devices. This is usually done with the aim of improving the facial shape and in reversing the facial aging changes. LEARN MORE

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Facial Implants Facial implants are an augmentation cosmetically done through the use of synthetic biocompatible devices. This is usually done with the aim of improving the facial shape and in reversing the facial aging changes. What are Facial Implants?

Facial implants are an augmentation cosmetically done through the use of synthetic biocompatible devices. This is usually done with the aim of improving the facial shape and in reversing the facial aging changes. Through facial implant, patient is able to have an added volume of facial feature that helps in the achievement of younger looking face.

With facial implant as well, patient can have a corrected face shape which is done in shaping the cheek bones. The implementation of facial implant also increases the chance of the patient to have high and lifted cheek bones. 

 Aside from the mentioned effects of having facial implants, there are others in addition to them. Below are some of them.

1. Chin enhancement and enlargement

2. Lengthen jaw line

3. Jowls improvement

4. Tear trough correction

5. Over-all enhancement of facial shape

 

What are the Uses of Facial implants? 

There are varieties of types of facial implants being done for the earlier stated purposes. Such include chin implant, cheek implant, jaw implant, and tear trough implant.

 Chin implant as suggested by its name is done with the objective of having the jaw line longer thus making the jowls improved and the chin enlarged. Cheek implant, on the other hand, is also called as zygomatic which is responsible in making high cheek bone appearance while restoring the volume of the mid face. 

 This same implant also makes the lifting of cheek to happen as it reduces the nasal labial fold. Jaw implant, also termed as mandibular implant, is done to have a wider and longer narrow jaw. As such, this implant helps in the improvement of jowling. Lastly, the tear trough implant creates good passage of tear to flow. 

 For many, facial implant is needed to correct facial shape that has been altered or scarred by trauma. There is an option between minor and major plastic surgery for facial implant. Both are done to make facial reconstruction possible and as effective as it should be. 

 Facial implant is not only limited to the mentioned corrections. It goes beyond correcting acne scars, facial scars, frown lines, smoker’s lines, deep smile lines and others. 

 

How to Prevent Side Effects of Facial Implant?

The implementation of facial implant can have the risks of tenderness, bleeding, bruising, non-allergic inflammatory reactions, movement of implant, numbness, infections and vascular injury. However, this can be avoided with substantial knowledge on facial anatomy and proper completion of the procedure. 

 

The foremost way of preventing the side effect facial implant may bring you is having cautions in every step in the procedure. It is necessary to understand the medical history that could determine whether he or she has allergic reaction on taking drugs or medication.  Prescription of Prophylactic antivirals is also recommended if in case the patient has herpes infection. 

 

In addition, there must be contingency plan like having aspiration being injected to avoid intravascular injection in glabella and nasolabila folds. Injection of small amount of filler may also be done for the same purpose.

 

 

References:

http://www.bostonplasticsurgeryspecialists.com/services/face/facial-implants/

http://dfwoms.com/facial-implants-facial-liposuction/

http://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/facial-implants.html?sub=Facial+implants+cost

http://dermnetnz.org/procedures/implants.html

 

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