Types of implants used for facial augmentation
- Posted on: Jun 15 2022
Dr. Homayoun Sasson is a plastic surgeon in the Great Neck and Manhattan, NY area who is pleased to offer facial and body procedures for men, women, and children. Whether you are seeking elective surgery to improve the face or are dealing with a birth defect or traumatic injury, he can assist with various surgical and nonsurgical solutions to help patients restore their confidence to look and feel their best. Patients who have asymmetries, defects, or who just want to improve specific areas and contours of the face may schedule a consultation appointment with a plastic surgeon to discuss their options. Facial contours are often augmented with the use of facial implants.
What types of implants are available for use in the facial area?
There are many types of facial implants used in plastic surgery with Dr. Homayoun Sasson. Some common implants include cheek implants, chin implants, and lip implants.
- Cheek implants – cheek implants help create a more prominent appearance to the cheekbones for a contoured and more feminine appearance.
- Chin implants – chin implants are perfect for patients who have a double chin, weak chin, or other imperfection that impacts the chin, jaw, and neckline.
- Lip implants – patients with thin lips can add volume and definition with the placement of lip implants.
What are facial implants made from?
Facial implants are made from a variety of materials, including silicone, Gore-Tex, and expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE). The type of material used will depend on the specific goals of the surgery and the area in which the implant will be placed.
What can I expect from my facial implant surgery?
Dr. Homayoun Sasson performs all types of facial implant surgery in his state-of-the-art surgical facility. The specific details of your surgery will be determined during your consultation appointment. In general, the surgery will take place under general anesthesia and will last for one to two hours. Incisions will be made in discreet locations, such as inside the mouth or along the hairline, in order to minimize scarring. After the implants have been placed, the incisions will be closed with sutures.
What is recovery like after facial implant surgery?
Most patients experience some swelling and bruising after their surgery, which typically subsides within two weeks. Stitches are usually removed within seven to ten days.
Schedule a consultation visit with Sasson Plastic Surgery
If you are considering facial implants and want to speak to our professional about his recommendations for treatment, call one of the two office locations to request an appointment. He serves new and returning patients who are seeking elective or reconstructive surgeries for the face and body.