Chin and cheek implants are two popular cosmetic surgical procedures. These procedures have become more popular because we hear all the time that famous celebrities get these facial implants to reshape their faces.
The Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery tells the following facts about these two plastic procedures.
|Procedure:||Change the basic shape and balance of the face using carefully shaped implants to build up a receding chin, add prominence to cheekbones, or reshape the jawline.|
|Length:||30 minutes to 2 hours.|
|Anesthesia:||Local with sedation, or general.|
|In/Outpatient:||Usually outpatient. Occasionally overnight hospital stay.|
|Side Effects:||Temporary discomfort, swelling, bruising, numbness and/or stiffness. Muscles of the face may not work normally for several months. In jaw surgery, inability to open mouth fully for several weeks.|
|Risks:||Shifting or imprecise positioning of implant, or infection around it, requiring a second operation or removal. Excess tightening and hardening of scar tissue around an artificial implant, causing an unnatural shape.|
|Recovery:||Back to work: about 1 week. Normal appearance: 2 – 4 weeks. Activity that could jar or bump face: 6 weeks or more.|