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As a result, facial implants are becoming a popular solution. Cheek, chin, and jaw implants enhance the structures of the face in order to improve facial harmony and proportions.

Dr Jeremy Richardson tailors the procedure to your face shape and goals in order to achieve a natural-looking enhancement.

What are Facial Implants?

Facial implants are synthetic devices designed to augment and improve the definition of the temple, nose, cheeks, jaw, and chin. They give the face a more balanced look, especially in areas that have less developed structures or muscle loss. If you are seeking a more defined facial contour, this procedure can offer great benefits:

  • Creating a stronger or more prominent chin
  • Improving the definition of the jawline
  • Increasing fullness in the cheeks
  • Correcting deformities due to injury or illness
  • Restoring facial structure that has diminished due to ageing

Facial implants add or restore contour to the face by enhancing certain features. The procedure allows aesthetic facial enhancement without the need for more invasive bone surgery, which can include a longer recovery.

What to Expect During Your Consultation

During your initial meeting with us, we will discuss your medical history, current health, and any medications you are taking. This will help us determine if you are suitable for facial implants and how best to proceed. Ideal candidates for facial implants are fit, do not smoke, are not take blood thinners. As well as this, it is important to have realistic ideas about the outcomes of your surgery.

Not every procedure is the same. This means, that in order to clarify your surgical options, we will need to know your facial goals and reasons for pursuing surgery. We will then be able to develop a treatment plan and discuss your procedure so as to ensure you know what to expect. Additionally, you can ask any questions to ensure you are well-informed.

The Procedure

Facial implant surgery takes one to two hours. It is performed as a day case under a general anaesthesia. A discrete incision is hidden inside the eyelid, nostril or mouth, through which the implant is inserted and secured, prior to closure. Facial implants are performed or custom-designed and may be placed at the time of other facial procedures, such as a facelift or eyelid surgery.

Chin Implants
Chin implants enhance the projection and shape of the chin to create a straighter, more balanced profile. During a chin implant surgery, Dr Richardson makes an incision either inside the mouth or under the chin. The implant is placed and the incision is closed.

Jaw Implants
Jaw implants increase the width of the lower face in order to enhance the jawline. Dr Richardson usually places the implants through incisions inside the mouth, creating a more pronounced look.

Cheek Implants
Cheek implants work to enhance depressed or sunken cheeks and create the appearance of high cheekbones. They are usually inserted either through lower eyelid incisions or near the upper gum inside the mouth.

Cost of Facial Implants

The fees for this procedure can vary widely, based on the nature of each patient’s surgery. When outlining fees, we must ensure to take the relevant factors into account, such as the extent and duration of your surgery.

The type of surgery, anaesthesia, and hospital fees can also impact the overall cost, as well as the type of implants you choose. We can discuss these factors, and answer any further questions, before your procedure.

Your Personal Consultation

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Your personal consultation is the first step to finding the right procedure for you. Dr Jeremy Richardson is a highly skilled Specialist Plastic Surgeon, dedicated to providing quality results and a positive patient experience.

Book your appointment to
  • Discuss your physical concerns and goals
  • Receive an outline of your surgical options
  • Get quality advice from a Specialist Plastic Surgeon
  • Receive a customised treatment plan
  • Meet Dr Richardson’s Patient Coordinator and team who will support you through your journey

Aftercare

Facial implant surgery outcomes vary between patients, and results are long-lasting. You may have some minor post-op swelling and bruising, as well as mild discomfort for the first few days. Generally, patients can return to work and resume most normal activities after one week. However, strenuous activity or rough contact with the implant must be avoided for six weeks.

After your procedure, it is important to maintain the results you have achieved. This will include living a healthy lifestyle and not smoking, as well as regular skin care and sun protection with a high SPF. For optimal results, peels, regular muscle-relaxing injections and fillers should be avoided. During recovery, most patients will:

  • Return to non-strenuous work after four to seven days
  • Have some redness, swelling and discomfort for a few days
  • Notice a reduction in swelling and bruising after one to two weeks
  • Resume strenuous workouts after three to four weeks, subject to Dr Richardson’s advice

Risks and Complications

Although the majority of patients are happy with the results of their facial implants, there are some risks to consider. You should be aware of the risks before having surgery. Potential issues of facial implant surgery include:

  • Wound healing issues
  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Anaesthesia reactions
  • Unwanted results
  • Visible scarring
  • Damage to underlying tissues

If you notice any healing problems, Dr Richardson will be able to give advice based on your symptoms. Patients who develop any gum or dental symptoms should consult their dentist.

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