Am I a Candidate for Facial Implants?

Young woman touching her face Facelifts are a very popular procedure, but they aren’t the only choice you have if you would like to make some changes to your facial features. Facial implants are an option – are you wondering if you might be a good candidate for this procedure?

What Are Facial Implants?

Facial implants can help to improve the contour of the face, and they can help to give you volume where you want it – they can help if you feel that your cheekbones aren’t prominent enough or if you feel like your jaw or chin look weak. An implant can help to give you more defined features and can help to correct facial asymmetry. They can also be used to help cheeks that look sunken in and for hollow areas under the eyes.

There are two different types of implants: synthetic (soft silicone) and the patient’s own fat, taken from another area of the body (usually the stomach, thighs, or knees). Either the silicone or the fat is placed in just the right way to offer definition where you want it. Both of these options will give you dramatic results, after a relatively quick, outpatient procedure. Incisions are made in ways that are inconspicuous so that there is minimal scarring.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Facial Implants?

To determine if you are a good candidate for facial implants, you and your doctor will want to consider a few things:

  • Have your facial bones reached physical maturity?
  • Are you physically healthy?
  • Do you smoke? (Smoking can increase the risk of post-surgery complications.)
  • Do you have a realistic attitude about what a cosmetic procedure can achieve?
  • Do you have a serious pre-existing medical condition?
  • Do you know what your specific goals are when it comes to cosmetic surgery?

Facial implants can improve the volume in the face, which can give you a whole new look! The staff at Mao Facial Plastic Surgery in Orange, Connecticut, can help you determine if you are a good candidate for a facial implant procedure and which would be better for you – a synthetic implant or a fat graft. Call (203) 907-0501 for an appointment today!


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