The bone structure of the face is of great importance in facial beauty and play a leading role in an attractive appearance. The prominence of cheekbones and jawline make the facial appearance aesthetic. Deformations in the bone structure of the face, which is composed of skin, tissue and skeletal structure, are either hereditary or subsequently occur after cancer or accidents.
Deformities in the nose, undefined jawline, cheek depression, and prominent forehead are the most common cosmetic problems that affect aesthetic appearance.
Deformities in the cheeks, cheekbones, nose, forehead and jaw can affect the mental health of the person and may cause them to withdraw from social life, become embarrassed and depressed.
Facial implants are an alternative option for patients who want to eliminate these problems, and these options are available at our hospital, Apex Clinic.
While implants used to enhance and beautify the face are mostly applied to the cheeks and chin, the patient’s own bone and cartilage are used in issues relating to the nasal bone. In cosmetic procedures, implants can be placed in the cheekbones, and implants can be added to the tip and sides of the jaw.
Facial implants made of silicone or polyethylene and used in cosmetic surgery have no side effects on the body. Implants are made from materials that can be easily placed through small incisions. Facial implants are inserted through small incisions in the mouth or under the chin while silicone implants are inserted directly. However, polyethylene implants are usually fixed to the bone with screws.
Facial implant surgery is performed under local or general anesthesia at our hospital depending on the extent of the procedure and the preference of the patient and the surgeon, and the average surgery time varies between 1 to 3 hours.
The patient should stop smoking and drinking alcohol 3 weeks before surgery and should stop taking blood thinners 1 week before surgery.
Patients can eat and walk 4 hours after facial implant surgery performed at our hospital, Apex Clinic. Since there will be slight pain due to tightness in the face after the operation, using painkillers will be sufficient. Bandages will be applied to the patient’s face for 2 to 3 days and the patient will be able to return to their everyday lives in about one week. The patient may shower within 2 to 3 days. Following facial implant surgery, any edema and swelling in the facial region will dissipate within 2 to 3 weeks.