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The Facial Implants Procedure

Facial implants are a popular facial rejuvenation treatment among patients in NYC. Board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Schwarcz can use a variety of different implants to augment specific parts of the face to create a younger and more aesthetically pleasing profile. The implants are constructed from solid materials that are compatible with the patient’s own tissue.

Cheek Implants:

Cheek implants can increase the projection of recessed or flat cheekbones. They are typically inserted through incisions hidden within the mouth and positioned along the portion of the cheekbone to be augmented. Cheek implants may be combined with other cosmetic procedures. In these cases, the incisions may be made within the hairline or lower eyelid.

Chin Implants:

Chin implants are used to increase the projection and size of a chin that is out of proportion with the rest of the face. These implants are normally inserted through an incision inside the mouth situated along the crease between the gums and lower lip. An alternative technique uses an incision made underneath the chin.

Jaw Implants:

Jaw implants are used to augment the width of the lower third of the face in order to create a jawline that is well-defined and angled appropriately from the ear to the chin. Jaw implant surgery involves an incision along the jawline toward the back of the inside of the mouth at the crease between the cheek and gums.

What to Expect During Implant Surgery:

The procedure is performed using intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. The incisions are closed using sutures that are either absorbable or that will be removed within a week or two following surgery. The initial results of implant surgery are almost immediately apparent; however, it is normal to experience noticeable swelling following the procedure. The swelling may take some time to completely resolve in order to see the final results.