Facial Implants Melbourne

Facial Implants

Facial implants are synthetic devices used to augment and improve the definition of the temple, nose, paranasal region, cheeks, jaw and chin. They provide a harmonious and more balanced appearance to the face, particularly when underdevelopment or muscle loss are present.

Facial implant surgery takes 1-2 hours and is performed as a day case under local anaesthesia and sedation, or 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 preformed or custom-designed, and may be placed at the time of other facial procedures, such as a face lift or eyelid surgery.

Facial implants add or restore contour to the face, and certain features can be enhanced or emphasised. The procedure allows aesthetic facial enhancement without the need for more invasive bone surgery, which can include a longer recovery. Incisions are discrete, and return to work with recommencement of most normal activity is usually possible after 1 week.

Facial implant surgery outcomes vary between patients and results are essentially permanent.

You may experience some minor post-operative swelling and bruising ,and mild discomfort for the first few days. Strenuous activity or rough contact to the implant must be avoided for 6 weeks. Patients experiencing any gum or dental symptoms should consult their dentist.

Ideal candidates for facial implant surgery are fit, do not smoke, are not take blood-thinning medication, and have realistic expectations. 

Following facial implant procedures, it is important to maintain the results you have achieved. This maintenance 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 may be recommended.

Facial Implants Dr Jeremy Richardson


To schedule a consultation with Dr Jeremy Richardson regarding facial implant procedures, contact us today on (03) 9486 6721.

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