FACIAL IMPLANTS (CHIN AND JAW AUGMENTATION)
Facial implant surgery utilizes biocompatible implants to augment specific facial features, thereby improving the proportional balance and symmetry of the face. Increasingly popular among both male and female patients, facial implants allow for the permanent creation (or restoration) of aesthetically desirable facial contours, and can play a key role in the overall enhancement of one’s facial profile.
As a result of recent innovations in facial implant technology, patients and surgeons can now choose from a much wider range of implant options, and can create uniquely customized implants by selecting different styles, sizes, materials. The chin and jaw are the most common implant insertion sites, as these facial structures typically benefit the most from the augmentative, rejuvenating, or reconstructive effects facial implants provide.
- Chin Implant: helps to create more aesthetically desirable facial contours by augmenting the size and projection of a weak or recessed chin
- Jaw Implant: designed to expand the width of the lower third of the face, jaw implants are highly popular among male patients who are interested in creating a strong, well-defined jawline
Proper insertion of a facial implant requires the employment of meticulous surgical techniques, which is why this procedure should only be performed by a talented plastic surgeon who is familiar with the subtle intricacies of facial proportions, and who understands the importance of facial symmetry and balance. You will find such a physician in Dr. Bryson Richards, a well-respected plastic surgeon whose private practice is located in Las Vegas, Nevada. Dr. Richards takes pride in keeping up with the latest trends and developments in facial implant technology in order to ensure optimal surgical results for his patients.
FACIAL IMPLANT PROCEDURE
Jaw and chin implant surgeries involve similar surgical patterns and techniques, and are all performed under general anesthesia in an outpatient setting. Each surgery typically lasts between 1-2 hours, unless it is performed in conjunction with ancillary facial rejuvenation procedures (i.e. facelift, rhinoplasty). During your facial implant surgery, Dr. Richards will make a small incision close to the implant insertion site (generally inside the mouth or in a facial crease). He will then create a pocket within the facial tissue, insert the implant into the pocket, position it appropriately, and then suture the incision closed with stitches.
After closing the incision, Dr. Richards will secure the implant with surgical tape or bandages. This will help to keep the implant in the appropriate position despite any facial swelling during the first few days of your recovery period. You should be able to gradually return to your normal schedule approximately one week after the procedure; however, you will need to avoid strenuous physical activity for an additional 2-3 weeks to facilitate proper healing and prevent trauma around the incision site.
CONTACT DR. RICHARDS
Dr. Richards understands that every patient has unique medical needs and aesthetic preferences, which is why his treatment philosophy is based upon the foundational principle of individualized customization. In practice, this concept amounts to in-depth consultations, treatment plans that have been tailored to meet your specific needs, and comprehensive patient education, both before and after your facial implant surgery.
Dr. Richards makes it a priority to spend ample time with each patient, and to be highly accessible to his patients during every phase of their cosmetic surgery experience. If you are in interested in having your facial implant surgery performed by Dr. Richards, please contact our office today. We look forward to speaking with you, and to scheduling your initial consultation with Dr. Richards.