Facial Implants Can Enhance Your Facial Structure by Scaling Up Symmetry
Chin implants gain popularity – a procedure known to improve the balance of facial features
If you are unhappy with your facial contours, facial implants can make your dreams of sculpted cheekbones and an improved jawline a reality: available in a wide range of sizes and styles, facial implants are designed to augment and reconstruct your facial contours according to your preference.
“Facial implants are effective in correcting facial asymmetry and deficiencies in certain areas of the face such as the chin, the cheeks or the jaw,” says Dr Trelles, plastic and laser surgeon at state-of-the-art dentistry, plastic and aesthetic laser surgery clinic Vilafortuny. “There are many reasons why patients might decide they want facial implants: some patients might want to correct a facial deformity while others might want to restore proportion to their facial structures, affected by ageing.”
Chin implants are the most popular type of facial implants – they help improve facial contours and the appearance of a recessed chin. They also provide better aesthetic balance in the case of patients with a prominent nose.
The implants are made of silicone elastomer, and after anaesthesia has been administered, they are placed in front of the jawbone through an incision made inside the mouth or underneath the chin. The entire procedure is performed in under an hour.
What to expect after
“After the procedure, patients might experience some swelling during the first few days. For any discomfort experienced, pain medication can be prescribed. Patients may experience some difficulty in talking and smiling for a few days after the surgery, but this is temporary. Many patients resume normal daily activities within the first week; however, patients should plan to take at least take one to two days off work,” comments Dr Trelles on what to expect after the procedure.
Most patients who opt for facial implants experience improved self-esteem. Although facial implants are permanent, there is a minor risk of fracture in the implant in case of facial trauma.