Facial Implants

Facial implants can be used to change the balance and basic shape of the face by reshaping the jawline or adding prominence to the cheekbones or chin. The length of the procedure is approximately thirty minutes to two hours. It can be performed under local anesthesia with or without intravenous sedation.

The side effects of facial implants are temporary bruising, discomfort, swelling, or numbness. In addition, you may be unable to fully extend your mouth for several weeks. You may return to work in 1 week with restraining from activity that could jar the face for six weeks or more. The duration of results is permanent.

The risks involved in facial implants are shifting, infection, or capsular contracture, requiring a second operation or removal of implant.