Facial Implants

Facial ImplantsFacial implants are used in cosmetic surgery to enhance or balance the facial contours. They may be used in the chin, cheeks, jawline, or nose to balance the facial silhouette, improve symmetry, or bring attention to a particular facial feature.

Are facial implants right for me?

This technique is intended for patients who are dissatisfied with the natural contours of a particular facial area. For instance, facial implants may be right for you if you’ve always wished for a stronger jawline or more prominent cheekbones. The goal of facial implant surgery is to enhance the proportions, balance, and symmetry of your facial features. Ideal candidates are adults who are in good overall health and who have realistic expectations regarding the results of facial enhancement surgery.

How much do facial implants cost?

The cost of this facial enhancement surgery varies depending on the specifics of the surgery and the type of implant involved. Statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons show that cheek implant costs average $2,332, while chin augmentation is an average of $1,936. Most West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens area patients find that their costs are between $1,500 and $5,000, depending on the specifics of the procedure.

How involved is the facial implant procedure?

In the West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens area, facial implant surgery may be performed with general anesthesia. It is considered to be a fairly straightforward form of cosmetic surgery and usually takes between one and two hours, depending on the complexity of the surgical work being done. First, the surgeon creates an incision. Then, the silicone implant is positioned within the existing natural tissues. Finally, sutures are used to close the incision.

How long is the recovery after receiving facial implants?

Side effects commonly reported by West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens area patients include bruising, redness, and tenderness. During the first one to two weeks after surgery, patients are advised to wear button-down shirts, keep their head and neck elevated, and eat soft foods. Most patients are back to work in about a week, though strenuous exercise, as well as activities requiring excessive facial muscle movement, should be avoided for at least a month. Some immediate results will be visible, though swelling and other side effects will obscure the full results. It can take several weeks for residual swelling to subside, revealing the full results of the procedure.

What should I do next?

Are you looking to improve your facial contours or enhance a particular facial area? If so, facial implants may be right for you. Call Dr. Kapp today for your complimentary consultation at 561-600-4622.