What are Face Implants?
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acial implants are solid substances that are compatible with human tissues, specially created to strengthen or increase the physical structure on your face.

The exact type and size of facial implants requires the best fit for you, your goals, the features you want to correct, and the surgeon’s decision.

If a small chin, weak chin, or lack of facial features bother you, facial implants and plastic surgery can benefit you.

The areas where you are not satisfied on your face such as cheeks or chin can be made more compatible with facial implants thanks to plastic surgery.

Jaw Implants

Jaw implants can increase a jaw size and projection not in proportion to the forehead and mid face.

A small or indented chin may make your face look more disproportionate than it should. Jaw implants increase the width of the lower third of your face.

Facial implants contribute to both jaw and jaw facial imbalance in some cases.

Cheek Implants

Cheek implants increase the projection of the cheekbones. They add volume to areas that may be collapsed or flat.

Candidates for Facial Implants

Plastic surgery with facial implants is the best procedure for people whose head and skull have reached physical adulthood and are generally in the late adolescence.

You can be a good candidate for facial implants:

  • If you are physically healthy,
  • If you don’t smoke
  • If you have a positive outlook and realistic expectations for correction of facial features

If a small chin, weak chin, or lack of facial features bother you, you can be a suitable candidate for plastic surgery with facial implants.

Healing Process After Facial Implants

It is extremely important to keep the surgery area clean while facial implants are healing. Bandages and dressings can be applied after surgery to support healing and implant position.

Specific instructions will be given, including how to care for the surgery areas, oral medications to help heal, how to apply or apply creams to reduce the risk of infection, specific conditions to look for in the surgery areas or general health, and when to come for control.

Try to learn what you can expect during your individual recovery period by asking specific questions below.

  • Where will I be taken after my surgery is completed?
  • What medications will I be given or prescribed after the surgery?
  • Do I need a dressing / bandage after the operation?
  • When will my bandages be removed?
  • Will stitches be removed? When?
  • When can I restart normal exercise and exercise?
  • When will I come for control for postoperative care?
Facial Implants Results

The results of plastic surgery with facial implants are visible immediately after surgery. However, it is not the final result due to edema. It may take several months before the swelling and edema disappear completely.

The final results of your facial implants will last for a long time; However, the initial healing phase may include regional swelling, discoloration, numbness, or discomfort.

In addition, facial movements can be temporarily restricted or prevented. These are common conditions.

Although good results are expected from your transaction, there is no guarantee. In some cases, it may not be possible to obtain optimal results with a single surgical procedure and another surgery may be required.

Following the instructions we provide is essential for the success of your surgery.

It is important that surgical incisions are not exposed to excessive force, swelling, wear, or movement during the healing period.

Facial Implants Surgical Steps

Facial implants surgery includes the following steps:

Step 1 – Anesthesia

Medicines are given for your convenience during the surgical procedure. Options include local, intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. I will suggest you to choose the best for you.

Step 2 – Cheek Implants

The specific area to be enlarged on the cheek determines where the implant is placed.

Implants from the cheek are mostly placed through incisions made in the mouth. When performed with other procedures, alternative incisions may be proposed, including insertion through an incision inside the lower eyelid or within the bristle line.

Step 3 – Jaw implants

In a jaw implant, the cut may be inside your mouth, along the crease that joins your lower lip and gums. Alternatively, it can be inserted through an incision under the chin.

Your incisions are closed with removable or absorbable sutures within one to two weeks following your surgery.

Step 4 – Results

The first results of plastic surgery with facial implants are almost immediately noticeable. However, it is not the final result due to edema. It may take several months for the swelling to completely disappear.

Breast Augmentation Surgery Risks and Safety

The decision to have plastic surgery is extremely personal. You should compare the risks and potential complications of breast augmentation surgery with the potential benefits in achieving your goals. You can only make this decision yourself.

You will be asked to sign approval forms to fully understand the surgery, risks, and potential complications.

Possible risks of breast augmentation surgery include:

  • Anesthesia risk
  • Bleeding / Hematoma
  • Infection
  • Changes in the nipple or breast sensation
  • Scar
  • Incorrect position of the implant
  • Implant leak or rupture
  • Tight scar tissue around the implant (capsular contracture)
  • Fluid accumulation (seroma)
  • Wrinkle of the skin on the implant
  • Persistent pain
  • Possibility of revision surgery

These risks and others will be fully discussed before you have your consent. It is important to discuss all your questions with me directly.

Breast Implant Safety

Breast implants do not impair breast health.

Careful review of scientific research by independent groups such as the Institute of Medicine found no link between breast implants and autoimmune or other systemic diseases.

Other important points:

Breast implants are not guaranteed to last a lifetime, and future surgery may be required to replace one or both implants.

Pregnancy, weight loss and menopause can affect the appearance of the breasts throughout your life.

It requires regular examination of the health condition of your breasts after breast augmentation and evaluation of the condition of the breast implants.

Types of Breast Implants

Saline Breast Implants

Saline breast implants are filled with sterile saline. If the implant shell leaks, the saline implant collapses and saline is absorbed and expelled naturally by the body.

Saline breast implants provide a uniform shape, firmness and feel, and are FDA-approved in women 18 years and older.

Structured Saline Breast Implants

Structural implants are filled with sterile saline and contain an internal structure to make the implant more natural.

Silicone Breast Implants

Silicone breast implants are filled with silicone gel. The gel feels more like natural breast tissue. If the implant leaks, the gel can remain in the implant shell or escape into the opened pocket for implantation.

If you choose a silicone implant, you may need to visit your plastic surgeon regularly to make sure the implants are healthy. An ultrasonography or MR scan can evaluate the condition of breast implants.

Silicone breast implants are FDA approved for women 22 years and older.

Checkers Breast Implants

Appearance-resistant implants are sometimes referred to as drop nipple implants because the implant retains its shape even when the outer shell is broken.

The consistency of silicone gel in the implant is better than conventional silicone gel implants. These implants are also tighter than traditional implants.

Drop nipple implants have more projection at the bottom and narrower towards the top. If a shaped implant rotates, it may require a separate procedure for the chest to look neat.

Inserting drip breast implants requires a slightly longer incision in the skin.

Round Breast Implants

Round breast implants make breasts fuller than drop implants. You can get more projections with higher profile options.

Since they have the same shape all over the round implants, they are less concerned about their displacement.

Smooth Breast Implants

Smooth breast implants give the softest feeling. They can move with a breast implant pocket that can move more naturally.

Smooth implants may show a certain or visible fluctuation in the skin.

Textured Breast Implants

Textured breast implants adhere to the pocket created. They reduce the possibility of moving inside the breast and remain at the position where it is positioned.

Tissue provides some advantages in reducing the risk of capsules.

Implant manufacturers produce new styles and breast implants from time to time, so there may be additional options when you decide on surgery.

The most suitable implant for you will be a situation where we will decide together to achieve the appearance you desire in pre-operative examinations.