- Either a solid or semi-solid implant will be taken based on your facial structure and proportions.
- General anesthesia is applied
- Typical procedure length is 30 minutes to 1 hour
- Your surgical goals
- Medical conditions, drug allergies, and medical treatments
- Discuss about current medications, vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco, and drug use
- Previous surgeries
- Discuss your options like implants vs fillers vs fat transfer
- Recommend a course of treatment
- Discuss the outcomes of surgery and any risks or potential complications
- Take clinical photographs
- Get lab testing or a medical evaluation. You may be suggested for a CT Scan also.
- Take certain medications or adjust your current medications accordingly
- Stop smoking
- Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements as they will increase bleeding
During consultation be prepared to discuss:
Preparing for Facial Implant surgery
In making ready for surgery, you'll be tutored as follows:
Every cosmetic procedure carries some risks. If facial procedure every shift out of place, a second operation may be required. If an infection occurs , it may be necessary to remove and again reinsert the implant later.
Some allergic reactions and other uncommon risks may be associated with certain types of implant.
The potential risks include:
- Poor healing of incisions
- Anesthesia risks
- Change in skin sensation
- Damage to deeper structures – such as nerves, blood vessels, muscles and lungs are very rare
- Allergies to tape, suture materials and glues, topical preparations, or injected agents. Damage to deeper structures—such as nerves, blood vessels, muscles and auditory canal can occur and may be temporary or permanent.
- Firmness around the implant
- Shifting of implants
- Skin discoloration, swelling and sensitivity
- Persistent pain
- Possible revision surgery