Facial Implants (Chin Implant, Cheek Implant, and Jaw Implant Surgery)
Your operation may take place in a freestanding surgical center, or a hospital outpatient facility. Sometimes, your plastic doctor may ask that you stay overnight. Your plastic surgeon will make such a suggestion depending on your overall medical health condition and whether another cosmetic method was performed together with the facial implant surgery. In some cases, the facial implant surgery may need only local anesthesia combined with a sedative. However, more commonly, a general anesthesia may be recommended.
Chin Implant Surgery
Insertion of a chin implant surgery may take anywhere from half to an hour. During the surgery, the doctor selects the proper size and shape implant to improve your appearance and inserts it into a pocket over the front of the jawbone. The small hole to create the pocket and insert the implant is placed inside the mouth (along with the lower lip) or in the skin just under the chin area.
The chin is tied after chin implant surgery to reduce swelling and discomfort. Stitches in the skin will be removed in five to seven days. If an intra-oral incision is used, the sutures will dissolve.
Cheek Implant Surgery:
Cheek implant surgery usually takes about 30 to 45 minutes. Meanwhile, cheek implant surgery is happening established in conjunction with another cosmetic method, such as a brow lift, facelift, or eyelid surgery, the implants may be inserted through the incisions made for those procedures. Otherwise, an incision will be made inside the upper lip or lower eyelid. A pocket is then formed and an implant is inserted.
A cheek implant is implanted into the bone and chin muscle.
The postoperative patient with a balanced profile and slight scar under the chin.
Jaw Implant Surgery:
Insertion of a jaw implant usually takes about one to two hours. Interior cuts are made on either side of the lower lip to give access for creating a pocket into which the lower-jaw implant can be injected. Softening sutures are used to close the incisions.
Recovering time from surgery:
Most people feel some discomfort after surgery such as, swelling, and bruising in the affected areas for several days after their surgery.