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Facial implants vs. dermal filler injectables

Portrait of attractive cheery long haired woman touching soft skin If you live in the New York, NY area and are interested in finding ways to contour and reshape specific areas of the face, you may find yourself searching the internet for plausible solutions. During this time, you might be learning more about using facial implants to contour the face versus cosmetic injectables such as dermal fillers. At Romo Plastic Surgery, we encourage patients to consult with a professional to determine which one is most appropriate for their needs. Dr. Thomas Romo III can evaluate you, talk to you about your options, and help you make a knowledgeable decision that meets your needs.

The process of placing facial implants

Facial implants are used to improve the appearance of the face and add volume to certain areas. The most common type of facial implant is a chin implant, which can help to enhance the jawline and create a more balanced look. Cheek implants are also popular, and they can provide a subtle lift to the mid-face area. The placement of facial implants is a relatively simple surgical procedure. First, the surgeon will make an incision in the mouth or near the hairline. Next, the implant will be inserted into the desired location and secured in place with small screws. Finally, the incisions will be closed with sutures. The entire procedure usually takes less than an hour to complete, and patients can typically return home the same day.

The process of augmenting the face with dermal fillers

Dermal fillers are a popular way to achieve a more youthful appearance without surgical placement of implants. The process of injecting fillers into the skin is relatively simple and can be done in our office. The area to be treated is cleansed and numbed with a local anesthetic before the filler is injected into the desired area using a fine needle. The whole process usually takes less than 30 minutes and results are immediate. Dermal fillers can be used to add volume to the cheeks, lips, and under eye area. They can also be used to smooth out wrinkles and fine lines.

Talk to a professional to discuss your options

Whether you are leaning towards augmentation using implants or dermal fillers, our team can help demystify the solutions that are best for you. Call 212-288-1500 to request an appointment with our team and find out more about facial augmentation services, both surgical and nonsurgical.

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