Facial implants at our North Shore and Norwest,NSW plastic surgery locations can alter or enhance the appearance of your face. There are a number of different types of implants available, all designed to address a specific facial region.
Facial implants can be used to improve facial contour in the following regions:
- Cheek bone
If you’re interested in finding out if you might benefit from facial implant surgery performed at our one of our Sydney practices, serving the Upper and Lower North Shore, Norwest and Newcastle, contact us now to make a booking to come in and speak with our plastic surgeon, Dr Chaithan Reddy.
Why get facial implants?
Facial implants not only improve your facial profile and appearance, but they can also be used to correct any facial asymmetries that exist.
Implants can often be used to harmonise facial proportions. Chin implants are commonly performed to improve chin projection, particularly when combined with a rhinoplasty procedure. The width of your lower jaw can also be increased to further define your jawline. Similarly, cheek implants can be used to enhance sunken or depressed check bones.
Like liposuction, eyelid surgery, and neck lift, facial implant surgery is commonly requested by and customised to meet the needs of our male plastic surgery patients. Particularly popular among our male patients are chin implants to create more masculine lower jaws.
The facial implant procedure
Patients who are undergoing a facial implant procedure are placed under general anaesthesia. The procedure is performed at one of several hospitals we work with in the Sydney area. All of the hospitals are private and provide top-of-the-line facilities. They are located in the Norwest, North Shore and West Sydney regions. It is commonly performed as a day surgery procedure.
In the case of chin implants, the implants can be inserted via a small incision under the chin, or via an incision along the inner aspect of the lower lip. While the latter has the advantage of no visible external incision, there is a slightly higher risk of implant infection via the intra-oral approach. The doctor separates the tissue to create a small pocket where the implant is placed. The implant is routinely fixed to the bone to prevent subsequent malposition or movement. Following placement of the implant, the incision will be closed using sutures, and sterile dressings will be applied.
Cheek implants may be inserted via two approaches also. The implants may be inserted via incisions with in the mouth, or via in incision along the lower eyelid. There are pros and cons related to each of the two approaches, and Dr Chaithan Reddy will discuss these with you such that the most favourable approach is selected in each individual case
When you wake up from anaesthesia, Dr Reddy will come in to speak with you, explain how the surgery went, and ensure that you are prepared for the period of healing. For chin augmentation operations, you may return home from the hospital on the day of the surgery. However, for cheek implants, and overnight stay is generally recommended. You will be given a detailed plan for your post-operative care that will contain all the information you will need to oversee your own healing process. You will also be provided with 24 hour contact details so that you can easily reach your care provider if any issues are the arise.
Facial implants at The Plastic Surgery Clinic & Medispa
Facial implants such as chin and cheek implants can be a superb way to add definition to your facial contours and enhance your overall appearance. To get more information on the potential benefits of arranging to have facial implants placed through our plastic surgery practice at Sydney’s North Shore and Norwest, serving Sydney, Newcastle, and surrounding communities, please contact The Plastic Surgery Clinic & Medispa now.