Facial Augmentation / Implants

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  • Facial asymmetry
  • Dissatisfaction with the size or projection of the chin, cheeks, midface, or angle of the jaw
  • General
  • 1.5 - 2.5 hrs
In / Outpatient
  • Outpatient
  • Through an incision hidden within the mouth, the soft tissues are separated from the facial skeleton
  • Implants of the desired shape and size are applied to the bone, shaped and contoured as needed, and anchored with screws
  • Swelling and bruising of the face peak at 2 days after surgery and largely resolve over the next 2 weeks
  • Patients may wear a supportive bandage for 3 weeks
  • Return to school or work after 1 week, but no strenuous activity or contact sports for 4 weeks
  • Subtle swelling and numbness of the face will remain for up to 6 months
  • Provides a permanent enhancement of facial contours and proportions
  • Infection, scarring
  • Implant migration, extrusion, infection
  • Residual asymmetry or deformity
  • Numbness or weakness of the lower lip, numbness of the upper lip and cheek