Every year, patients of all ages seek facial rejuvenation to improve their appearance. Facial rejuvenation can be reinforced by the use of facial implants, which sculpt and augment the natural anatomic structures to create attractive, proportionate contours. When facial features are compromised due to aging, injury, or a congenital condition, implants can restore the foundation of the face and establish long-lasting improvement. Dr. Renato Calabria’s approach involves a state-of-the-art, digitalized computer imaging exam that illustrates which implants are best suited for each unique patient and provides an accurate simulation of how the outcome will look. Dr. Calabria also inserts facial implants using the latest minimally invasive endoscopic techniques, which allow for precise implant placement and result in little to no visible scarring. Facial implants can correct one or more of the following imperfections:
- Facial asymmetry
- Deficiencies in the chin, cheeks, or jaw
- Lack of facial definition
- Poor facial contour
Patients seeking facial implants to enhance their facial structure must be in good health and have realistic expectations of the procedure. Facial implants can be used alone or in conjunction with other procedures to produce optimal results. Because every patient has unique needs and goals, Dr. Calabria will devise a treatment plan tailored to your individual objectives during your personal consultation.
Types of Facial Implants
A chin implant is used to enhance the projection of a weak chin. Chin augmentation balances the profile and forms a sharper, more youthful neck contour. Chin implants come in a variety of shapes and sizes to fit with the patient’s existing bone structure and desires. These implants are typically inserted through an incision under the chin or inside the mouth under local anesthesia.
Cheek implants amplify a lackluster facial structure by restoring definition and fullness to the cheekbones. These implants create an exquisite facial contour that cannot be achieved with facial fillers, resulting in a youthful and pleasing aesthetic that stands the test of time. Cheek implants are inserted through an incision inside the mouth for ideal placement and no visible scarring.
Angle of the Mandible Implants
Angle of the mandible implants are used to increase projection of the jawbone, building a stronger and more attractive jawline. Both men and women can benefit from having a chiseled and dramatic mandible contour. These implants are inserted through an incision inside the mouth for scarless jaw enhancement.
Recovery and Results
It is common to experience post-op bruising and swelling, which may temporarily obscure the outcome of facial implant surgery. Swelling should subside after a few days, and the bulk of recovery takes only about one week. Physical activity will be limited for four to six weeks to promote optimal healing. Facial implants are considered permanent, as they do not dissolve into the body like facial fillers.
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