Taking care of your appearance can be a challenging task, but it offers many rewards. Looking your best can be a boost to your self-confidence and also plays a big part in the way others perceive you — we live in a world where looks are important. With facial implants, you can achieve a more balanced, harmonious appearance.
Achieving symmetry of our facial features can dramatically improve aesthetic balance, which is a big part of the perception of beauty. There are many areas of the face where some of us are lacking or find too prominent because they throw off the balance of our appearance.
What Are Facial Implants?
Facial implants are a versatile tool that can help improve the look of different structures of the face. When features of the face like the nose, cheeks, or chin are off balance, it can have a huge impact on one’s appearance. For example, someone who is lacking in the chin may appear more overweight, since it may seem like they have a double chin. Other popular structures that are enhanced with implants are the cheek, jaw, and temple.
Ideal Candidates For Facial Implants
Our face is the first thing most people will see and plays a major role in our overall appearance, so it’s important to learn as much as possible about facial implants in order to achieve ideal results. Candidates for facial implants should be non-smokers who are physically healthy and have a positive and realistic outlook on their specific goals. Candidates typically are looking to improve or augment a small chin and weak jawline and have a lack of facial definition.
One of the most crucial steps in the process is the consultation. Meeting with an experienced professional who you feel comfortable with is an important part of the experience.
During a consultation, you should be prepared to talk about your personal aesthetic goals, current medical conditions, any allergies, previous surgeries, and medication you are taking. It’s also a good idea to bring in photos of examples of faces that you like. You’ll be able to discuss and decide on a treatment recommendation.
Facial Implant Options
The procedure involved for inserting facial implants is varied depending on the area being treated, but it is generally quite simple.
With cheek implants, the implant is inserted through incisions in the mouth. Incisions may alternatively be made near the hairline or the eyelids to provide more accurate access.
Chin implants can be inserted through an incision inside the mouth, at the crease where your lower lip and gums meet.
Temple implants are a relatively new form of facial implants. They are designed to fill in the temporal hollow that becomes more prominent as people age. This area is typically treated with injectable fillers to restore volume.
Jaw implants can be placed through an incision inside the mouth as well and may require an incision where the cheek and gums meet.
The incisions are made during a procedure that can involve intravenous sedation or general anesthesia in order to ensure that you are comfortable. Incisions are placed in areas that will hide them well after healing. Absorbable sutures are used to close the incisions. The improvements are visible immediately after the procedure but will take some time for the final results to be clear as the body heals.
Speak with Dr. Babak Moein of Moein Surgical Arts to learn more about the results you can achieve with facial implants. Please call our office today to schedule a consultation.
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