How Facial Implants Accentuate Your Features
After being bombarded with so many images of women and men who have perfectly chiseled facial contours, many of us begin to envy the perfectly defined jaws and chins that people like Keira Knightley and Chris Hemsworth flaunt. For those of us who weren’t born with perfectly chiseled features, facial implants offer permanent enhancement by sculpting angular contours along the face.
What Are Facial Implants?
Facial implants are fully customizable solid materials designed to augment the chin, cheeks, or jawline. These implants are placed in different areas throughout the face to provide more dramatic curves and facial definition, bringing you closer to that billboard-worthy chin that you have been hoping for.
Do I Need Facial Implants?
Facial implant surgery can improve the appearance of anyone with a weak chin, undefined jawline, or flat cheeks. The incisions for the implants are made within the mouth or below the chin, which minimizes the appearance of scars. If you are dissatisfied with your facial balance, consider discussing facial implants with Dr. Calabria in Rancho Mirage to see if you are a good candidate.
How Do I Prepare for Facial Implant Surgery?
During your consultation with Dr. Calabria, you will discuss your goals, medical history, including conditions, medications, and allergies, and any previous surgeries you’ve had. After evaluating your facial anatomy, Dr. Calabria will then take pictures of your face, discuss your surgical options, and make recommendations. You can also discuss any concerns you have and the potential risks of complications from surgery. Anesthesia is used during the procedure to ensure a comfortable, safe operation.
How Long Does it Take to Recover?
Immediately after your facial implant surgery, your face may be wrapped in surgical dressings to promote healing. Some patients experience swelling, bruising, discoloration, numbness, and mild discomfort. Your facial movements may feel restricted for a few days while you adjust to the new contours. Pain medication and cold compresses can help relieve any pain. Patients need to sleep on their backs with their heads elevated for one or two weeks.
Once you’ve healed, usually within two weeks, your implants should appear more sculpted. Don’t surprised if you look in the mirror to see someone resembling Idris Elba; it is probably just you and your new chiseled jaw.
The results of this procedure are long-lasting and will provide you with the facial harmony you have been wishing for many years to come.
Are you ready for a change in your facial contours? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Calabria today and discuss if facial implants are right for you! (760) 836-0077 or fill out our online contact form.