Often used in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery to enhance the appearance of the face, silicone facial implants can correct irregularities or deficiencies of the chin, cheek, lip, or jaw. By adding volume to targeted areas, the overall contour and structure of the face can be significantly improved.
Dr. Feledy often employs facial implants alongside other cosmetic surgeries such as rhinoplasty. Facial implants can also useful during reconstructive surgeries that aim to reverse the effects of injuries to the face caused by trauma or disease.
FAQ About Facial Implants
Are facial implants right for me?
There are a variety of applications for facial implants. Some common problems that can be resolved through the use of facial implants include:
- small or malformed chin
- hollow or sunken cheeks
- disproportion between the chin, cheeks, and other facial features
Patients should be generally healthy and have realistic expectations about surgical outcomes.
What happens during facial implant surgery?
Facial implants are usually employed while the patient is under general anesthesia. The procedure takes place in an outpatient setting and typically lasts between one and two hours. Dr. Feledy will make targeted incisions based on the location of the implant and the need to conceal visible scarring. These incisions can often be made inside the mouth. After the implants have been placed and positioned, Dr. Feledy willl close the incisions and apply surgical dressings.
What can I expect after the surgery?
Swelling, bruising, and discomfort can be alleviated through pain medication, while the risk of infection can be reduced through antibiotics. The sutures usually dissolve within 10 days of the surgery. Patients should expect to consume a soft or liquid diet for several days after the surgery.
Schedule a Consultation to Learn More
Are you interested in learning more about facial rejuvenation through facial implants? Contact the offices of Dr. Jules Feledy, board-certified plastic surgeon, to learn more about this and other facial rejuvenation surgeries. You can reach our Stafford, VA office at 540-891-0040, or our Chevy Chase, MD office at 301-654-5666. Our offices are conveniently located in the Washington D.C. suburbs, within easy driving distance of Bethesda, Silver Spring, and Arlington.