In the world of cosmetic surgery, it is no secret that surgical implants can change the shape of your body. Implants can add fullness as well as a new contour to your body. The techniques and tools available for the job are ever changing and these procedures are safer now than they have ever been. Because of this, cases of people electing to get implants are on the rise worldwide.
Despite what you may be thinking, we are not talking about breast implants!
Facial implants are growing in popularity around the world. Chin implants alone have increased 71% from a year ago. As society spends more and more time in the virtual world, our facial features are prominently on display. With high definition video conferencing and calling people are paying more attention to facial features that may have gone unnoticed in the past. As a result, people are looking to plastic surgeons to help them look their best.
Facial implants are used for a variety of reasons. Implants can be used to “strengthen” a weak jawline; they can accentuate the cheeks adding fullness, or help balance disproportionate features.
Facial implants are a different type of implant. Unlike a breast implant, a facial implant is a solid, biocompatible material that is used to restructure the face. The exact size and material can vary based on the needs of the individual. Facial implants are often made of one of two materials: silicone or porex. Each material has its advantages and is extremely safe. Which material is right for you will depend on the existing facial structure and elasticity and condition of the skin.
These implants are often done under what doctors call “twilight” anesthesia or general anesthesia. Facial implant procedures take anywhere from thirty to sixty minutes to perform, and people are often back to work and normal activities within a week.
As with any cosmetic procedure, it is not a decision that is to be made lightly. For more information regarding facial implants and alternatives, visit our office for a consultation or ask a doctor directly on our site. Dr. Pinsky is a board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience performing a variety of facial procedures, and only through a consultation with such experienced medical professionals will you know the right approach to address your facial aesthetic needs.
If you are one of the many people who are considering facial implants, schedule your consultation today. Don’t just dream about the face you’ve always wanted – make those dreams a reality!