Dr. Brooke R. Seckel
Facial implants are synthetic biocompatible devices that are surgically implanted into the face to improve face shape and contour and to reverse facial aging changes. Face implants are most commonly made of silicone although other materials such as porous polyethylene implants made by Medpor® are also used.
Facial implants are most commonly used in the face in the following regions:
Facial implants are safe if placed by a board certified plastic surgeon, such as Dr. Brooke R. Seckel, who is experienced in facial implant and craniofacial surgery. Side effects such as improper placement, asymmetry, or loss of implant can occur but are unusual when an expert does this surgery.
In the beginning you will look swollen and possibly bruised. It will take 2-3 weeks for most of the swelling and bruising to go away.
Plan a 2-3 week recovery. After face implant surgery there is usually swelling and sometimes bruising. The result of your implant surgery will in the beginning look too large or too noticeable. After 4-6 weeks the most of the swelling is gone and the implant assumes its final shape and size.
It takes time for your face to adjust to the new shape created by your facial implants. Final result following facial implant surgery can take 6 weeks.
Chin implants can cost as little as $3500-$4500 but complex mid-face cheek implants, jaw implants and tear trough implants can cost as much as $10,000.
I suggest a plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery who is experienced in craniofacial and facial implant surgery.
Facial implants can restore balance to the facial features and help you enhance your appearance and self-confidence. If you would like to learn more about facial implants, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Seckel today.