Facial Implants in Orlando, FL
What Are Facial Implants?
High cheekbones have long been considered a beauty ideal. Coupled with a well-defined chin, they add symmetry to the face. Facial implants can also be used to add symmetry if the features on your face just aren’t balanced. Specially designed and made with FDA-approved materials, such as silicone or porous polyethylene, they are made to be a harmonious neighbor to natural body tissue, as well as used to improve your existing facial structure. If you decide to receive a facial implant, Dr. Peters will meet with you to make sure that the size and type of implants you choose are suitable for your features. He will ask you what you want the final results to look like and offer suggestions that you can do pre-surgery to make the procedure easier. You will ultimately choose implants that work well for the size of your face and the existing structure. If you are interested in having facial implant surgery, call the Center for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and schedule an informational appointment with Dr. Peters.
Benefits of Facial Implants
Facial implants can be placed in any area of the face. Typically, the chin and cheeks are the most requested surgical locations. Cheeks are a popular site for implants because the cheekbones can lose fullness as a part of aging. When this happens, the skin and even the muscle along the cheekbone droops. This can create jowls, wrinkles or folds of skin, but implants can restore the height and smoothness of the cheek area. When you restore fullness to your cheeks, it pulls up all your facial skin, stretching away nasolabial folds and wrinkles. Chin implants can help a recessive chin appear more prominent. They can also balance the face so that the chin protrudes in correct proportion with the forehead and nose.
Why Do People Have Facial Implant Procedures?
- To add fullness to a face that is aging
- To better contour a flat face by giving shape to the cheek bones
- To have the much sought after high cheek bones
- To lift the cheeks for a more youthful appearance
- To improve or enlarge the chin
- To elongate the jaw line
- To reduce jowls
- To correct the tear trough, a deep indention that stretches from the corner of the nose to the side of the cheek
- To improve the overall shape of the face
Who is a Good Candidate for Facial Implants?
If there are areas of your face that don’t please you, such as a tiny chin, a feeble jawline or flat facial features, you may want to consider facial implant surgery. Does your chin seem to dissolve into your neck rather than stand on its own as an individual facial feature? Does it give you the appearance of a double chin even though you aren’t overweight? If so, you are a good candidate for a chin implant. Is your jawline weak, not showing up as a distinct feature, but instead blending into your neck? Does it lean toward your ears rather than creating an impacting line as it connects your chin to your ears? If you don’t like your jawline, consider getting a jaw implant. If you want to increase the high angle of your cheekbones, look into cheek implants. Facial implants balance out your face and smooth out the signs of aging without making drastic changes in your appearance. With cheek implants, you just look like a better version of you. If you think you are a good candidate for facial implants, call us today to set up your free consultation.
Where Are Implants Placed in the Face?
The typical placements for facial implants are the following areas:
- Cheek implants, also known as zygomatic implants, are placed to give a person higher cheekbones, give back fullness to the face, lift the cheeks and reduce the nasolabial
- Jaw implants, or mandibular implants, widen and lengthen a narrow jaw and improve jowling.
- Midfacial implants, also called malar and submalar implants, can improve flat areas found in the middle of the face. They lift up the cheeks and bring the forehead, nose area, chin, and neck into
Why Are Facial Implants Used?
Facial implants bring volume and balance to the face, which in turn makes a face look younger. The results of implant surgery are permanent unless the patient chooses to have the implants surgically removed.
How Are Facial Implants Inserted?
- Cheek Implant – This surgery starts with the doctor making a number of tiny incisions inside the mouth, near the top of the upper lip and gums, before placing the implants. They are strategically placed into a pocket that the surgeon creates from the surrounding tissue. Once they are inserted, they will be positioned on or below the cheekbones. Occasionally, the surgeon will attach the implants to the cheekbones using a tiny titanium screw. The surgery is completed as the incisions are closed and bandaged.
- Jaw Implant – When doing a jaw implant, the doctor makes the same type of small incisions inside your mouth and creates a pocket in the tissue in which to place the jaw implant. The implant will sit against your jawbone and be sutured into place. The last step in the process is to suture the incisions.
- Midface Implant – Mandibular and midfacial implants are also placed through the mouth. The doctor makes a minute incision in the mucosa, which is the ridge above the teeth on each side of your mouth. The procedure is surprisingly bloodless, and the implants are held in place using two microscrews.
How Long Do Facial Implants Last?
Plastic surgeons consider facial implants to be a permanent procedure. Once they are placed correctly, they are simply an extension of you. Even though the results are good enough to be permanent, implants can be removed. If you were to get an infection or if you became dissatisfied with the results, you could have the implants taken out if necessary. If you are happy with your end results, it is reasonable to expect them to last for the rest of your life.
How Much Do Facial Implants Cost in Orlando?
The price of implants really depends on the size and type you need to get the look that you want. After your consultation with Dr. Peters, you will meet with our patient coordinator to talk about payment options and determine your exact cost for your procedures selected. At the Center for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, we offer financing via CareCredit® because we want to make implants affordable for everyone.
For more information about facial implants and how this procedure might benefit you, please contact us to schedule a consultation at our Orlando plastic surgery office. The Center for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, led by board-certified plastic surgeon Kendall Peters, MD, FACS, offers facial implants for men and women who live in Orange County and Central Florida.