Facial implants augment different facial features. The surgery is either voluntary or needed to improve facial volume loss or a defect. By undergoing a facial implant, a surgeon can artistically enhance facial contours. They can enrich proportion and profiles, plus fix imbalances due to injury or hereditary traits.
Generally, facial implant surgery is an outpatient procedure in a UFSA surgical center or a hospital. Oral sedatives or local anesthesia may be used, or the patient may be put to sleep while undergoing the procedure with general anesthesia.

The most common implants include:

  • Lower jaw implant. Jaw implants are inserted inside the lower lip. The incision site will be secured with sutures that will dissolve in about one week.
  • Cheek Implants. Implants are placed in the cheek through the oral cavity. Cheek implants can also be placed via a lower eyelid incision. Sutures very contingent on if they are internal or external.
  • Chin implant. The implant is positioned internally via the inside of the lower lip or under the chin. Sutures, again, will vary contingent on whether they’re internal or external.
  • Implants include inserting synthetic materials under the subcutaneous tissue and onto the fundamental bone. There are several types of facial implants made of different materials. However, most implant materials come from silicone.