Facial implants are used to enhance certain features of the face. The surgery may be elective, or needed to improve facial volume loss or a defect. Through a facial implant, a facial cosmetic surgeon can aesthetically improve facial contours. They can improve proportion and profiles and correct imbalance caused by injury or hereditary traits.
In most cases, facial implant surgery are completed on an outpatient basis in a hospital or UFSA surgical center. A local anesthesia or oral sedative may be used, or the patient may be put to sleep during the procedure using general anesthesia.
The most common implants include:
Each involves placing synthetic materials deep under the subcutaneous tissue and onto the underlying bone. There are several types of facial implants made of different materials. The most common implant material is silicone derived.