Facial implants can be used to enhance the natural contours of your face to create a more youthful appearance. Surgery is often elective, but can also be used to reconstruct the face following injury or trauma.
Through facial implant surgery, Torrance plastic Surgeon Dr. Khattab can improve the natural balance of your facial features. Dr. Khattab is a board certified plastic surgeon with a keen eye for aesthetics. If you’re considering facial implants, he would be happy to meet with you for a one-on-one consultation.
Facial implants can boost the visible contours and natural angles of your face or normalize them after an accident or trauma. Specifically, facial implants can be used to augment the chin, cheekbones or lower jaw.
As a general rule, the best candidates for facial implants are healthy, do not smoke and possess realistic expectations. Additionally, the best facial implant candidates are those whose skin has loosened around the face, but has still retained enough elasticity to be successfully repositioned.
The consultation: During a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Khattab, he will be able to determine if you are a good candidate for facial implant surgery. Please come prepared to discuss factors such as your medical history, current medications and cosmetic goals.
Surgery: Facial implants are made of biocompatible silicone and custom-sized for your bone structure. Surgery can be performed using general anesthesia or intravenous sedation and is generally completed in 1-2 hours. Chin and lower jaw implants are inserted through an incision made inside of the mouth, near the lower lip, or externally under the chin. While cheek implants are inserted through incision made inside of the mouth near the upper lip or externally through the lower eyelid.
Recovery: Ensuring that you have a safe and smooth recovery is one of Dr. Khattab’s primary goals. Following surgery, it is likely that you will experience some discomfort, bruising and swelling. This discomfort can be effectively managed with prescription pain medication. Normal activities can be resumed in about a week, though the implant area should be protected from impact for the next 4-6 weeks.
Results: The final results of your surgery will become gradually apparent as bruising and swelling resolves over the course of a few weeks. Facial implants can provide better symmetry, fuller features and a more balanced appearance. If you’re recovering from an accident or trauma, implants can restore the original appearance of your face, helping you recovery both physically and psychologically.
If you’re ready to learn more about facial implants, call 310-325-2100 to inquire about a consultation with Dr. Khattab. Beyond Beautiful is located at 23365 Hawthorne Blvd, Suite 102, in Torrance, CA. Since 1988, we have been providing excellent care to patients from nearby Torrance, Long Beach, Redondo Beach, and beyond.