Facial implants are used to enhance certain features of your face, including your cheeks or your jaw line. The surgery may be elective, or needed as the result of prior surgery on the face. Through a facial implant, a plastic surgeon can aesthetically improve facial contours.
Where are face implants placed?
Lower jaw implant: The implant is placed inside of the lower lip. The incision site will be secured with sutures that will dissolve in about one week. The procedure takes one to two hours.
Cheek implant: The implant is placed internally through the upper lip or externally via your lower eyelid. Sutures will vary depending on whether they're internal or external. The procedure takes about an hour.
Chin implant: The implant is placed internally to the lower lip, or under your chin. As with the cheek implant, sutures will vary depending on whether they're internal or external. The procedure takes 30 minutes to an hour.
Recovery time: 2 weeks.