ANTIAGING TREATMENTS: FACIAL
Like it or not, most of us include the way someone
‘looks’ into our judgement of them in total.
Facial features are the most noticed, with many attributes
of aging giving a somewhat erroneous appearance of scowling.
Whilst dermal fillers can add bulk to fill out wrinkles
and deeper lines, there are times when the loss of facial
fat and subsequent contour requires a more aggressive
The two most popular face implants are for the cheeks,
jaw and the chin. Facial implants will not change your
overall look, rather, they will enhance and rejuvenate
your natural features.
Mature patients often have an implant placed in conjunction
with another cosmetic procedure. For example, during
a facelift, a patient may wish to have implants placed
over the cheekbones to help restore a more youthful
appearance. Implants may also be selected to fill out
a face that appears "sunken" or tired.
Cheeks are the first area where loss of contour through
aging can noticed. In addition, high cheekbones appear
to add to overall beauty structure of the face. As such,
cheek implants have become a routine cosmetic operation.
A local anaesthetic with an oral sedative or a general
anaesthetic is used, depending upon the implant type
and patient sensitivity.
The implant is placed internally through upper lip
or externally via your lower eyelid. Sutures will vary
depending on whether they're internal or external.
The procedure take about an hour.
Chins do not suffer greatly from aging, but are a
popular implant, especially with men. A strong, angular
and pronounced jaw is universally pleasing attribute,
and is even synonymous with power and good breeding.
The implant is placed internally to the lower lip,
or under your chin. As with the cheek implant, sutures
will vary depending on whether they're internal or external.
The procedure takes 30 minutes to an hour
Lower Jaw Implant
The implant is placed inside of the lower lip. Incision
site will be secured with sutures that will dissolve
in about one week.
The procedure takes one to two hours.
Expect bruising and swelling, which can last at least
two days, but this should not be excessive. Black and
blue marks may be visible.
It is normal to experience some temporary difficulty
with smiling and talking.
There is a risk of the facial implant shifting; which
will require a corrective follow-up operation. Infection
is always a risk; a course of antibiotics is often prescribed
as a precautionary measure.
Your plastic surgeon will instruct you about dental
hygiene, eating and any restrictions to your activities
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