Your facial features and contours are often some of the most noticeable and can help to convey initial impressions of character. Although some individuals are simply dissatisfied with the appearance of their face, others may feel subconscious about their appearance due to congenital defects or trauma and injury to the face. Various facial implants are designed to enhance the face by restoring smooth, round contours and creating a proportional and balanced appearance. Although they can be used alone, facial implants are often used in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures for a more total rejuvenation. Facial implants developed by AART, Inc. can effectively enhance the cheeks, nose, and chin, giving your face the soft, balanced appearance you desire.
Types of AART Facial Implants
AART Facial Implants are made of FDA-approved soft, solid silicone. These implants are frequently chosen to enhance areas of the face for the following reasons:
- areas of the face are asymmetrical
- an area of the face is not well developed
- an area of the face is malformed due to a health condition
- an area of the face has lost volume as part of the normal aging process
Appropriate for young patients who would like to improve the balance of specific facial features, or older patients seeking to restore volume to sunken regions, facial implants improve or accentuate the appearance of the face by restoring balance and enhancing your natural contours. Use your pointer to roll over the models’ cheeks, nose, and chin to see a variety of styles and sizes of facial implants available that can help you achieve the look you desire.
Chin Implant Incision and Pocket Formation
The procedure is usually performed through a small incision on the inside of the mouth or along the underside of the chin. You should discuss the benefits of each type of incision with your physician. This animation demonstrates the incision beneath the chin, which is also known as a submental incision. To begin the procedure, the physician makes an incision along a pre-marked line. Then, with the aid of an electrocautery device or other surgical instruments, the physician carefully creates a pocket below the muscle layer, just above your jawbone.
Chin Implant Placement and Closure
AART chin implants are pliable, which allows them to be inserted through a small opening. Your physician will insert and carefully position a sterile implant, ensuring a tension-free fit inside the pocket. With the implant in place, your physician will verify that it looks natural and balanced, making any necessary adjustments. Once satisfied, the physician closes the pocket and skin incision with sutures. Lastly, small bandages in combination with a compression bandage may be applied to provide comfort and support.
Chin Implant Recovery
As with any surgical procedure, you will likely experience some pain, swelling, and bruising after surgery, which will decrease over the course of several days. If the incision was made inside your mouth, the sutures will most likely dissolve. However, if the incision was made beneath your chin, sutures will usually be removed within seven to ten days. While you may feel well enough to return to work and normal activities in approximately a week, you should avoid any strenuous physical activity for approximately three to four weeks.
Facial Implant Results
You will notice results from facial implant procedures immediately. Swelling after the procedure may cause the skin to appear shiny at first, but it will subside within a couple of weeks, and the skin will regain its normal appearance. As the swelling subsides the area that received the implant will soften and will look even more natural. Your muscle movement should not be affected. The implants are placed so that they are unlikely to shift, and the tissue surrounding the implants will stretch to comfortably accommodate them over the following months. For each type of implant procedure, scars are hidden in creases or in areas where they are difficult to detect, and they will fade considerably over time, making them almost imperceptible. With AART Facial Implants, you can achieve the shape, definition, and contours that you have always wanted.