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If your face has lost volume from aging, you might want to consider facial implants. The same goes if you have an absence of structure due to a natural familial trait, you may be a candidate for facial implants. Cheek, chin, and tear trough implants can give you a more balanced youthful look. Implants come in a variety of shapes and sizes. With the help of facial implants, Little Rock patients and patients traveling to central Arkansas can improve their facial contours.
Types of Facial Implants
There are several types of facial implants, each of which involves its specific procedure for placement. The most common facial implants are chin implants and cheek implants. Implants are placed in the appropriate areas of the face to add definition and volume. Dr. Brock will help you choose the right type for your needs. Implants are frequently placed in conjunction with a facelift or other procedures. Patients will be evaluated during their consultation to see which facial implant type they need. The augmentation procedure will also be explained in greater detail, including how the implant will be placed and what patients can expect during the recovery period.
Ideal Candidates for Facial Implants
The ideal candidates for facial implants are patients with a naturally weak facial structure around the cheeks, chin, or jawline. They also need to have a physically mature skull and head, so they must be at least in their late adolescence to get this procedure.
Patients need to be physically healthy, optimistic, and realistic about their goals for getting facial implants. Non-smokers are the best candidates for the procedure, and smokers will need to quit before the date of the surgery.
Your Facial Implants Consultation
The initial consultation involves Dr. Brock performing a medical evaluation, so be prepared to talk about any pre-existing medical conditions, past surgeries, and drug allergies. You will also discuss any current medications, supplements, and vitamins, along with drug, alcohol, and tobacco use.
Dr. Brock will ask you about your cosmetic goals and will tell you the details of the procedure. He will also provide instructions on preparing for the procedure, such as not eating or drinking after midnight, stopping certain medications, taking an antibiotic before and after surgery, and arranging for someone to drive you home. Photos may be taken, and D. Brock will discuss your options and likely outcomes.
The Facial Augmentation Procedure
Facial enhancement will usually be performed under general anesthesia. The procedure could take 30 minutes to several hours, depending on how extensive it is. Most patients will be discharged home following the procedure.
The procedure for placement of facial implants will differ depending on the type of implant being placed. The incisions may be made under the chin, inside the mouth, or under the eyelids. The solid implant will then be secured with your native tissue, or at times, screws. Once the process is done, the incision will be closed.
Facial Augmentation Recovery
After a facial enhancement procedure, the patient must rest and recover. The patient must follow Dr. Brock’s instructions for aftercare during the recovery period. These can include prescriptions for pain medication and antibiotics, as well as directions on how to sleep and how long to take off from work. No bending or lifting is allowed for one week. Vigorous activity may resume three weeks from surgery.
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Facial Implants Cost
The cost for Facial Implants will depend on several factors. The number of sessions will influence the final price, as will the severity of the cosmetic issues being addressed.