If you’re considering getting facial implants to improve your appearance, you’re not the only one. Many people feel self-conscious about the way their face looks and are looking for ways to change it. Facial implants are one of several solutions that can help contour your face and give you a look you desire. At Romo Plastic Surgery, Dr. Thomas Romo III of New York, NY, can assist you with determining if you are a good candidate for implants or other procedures that can augment and add volume to one’s natural facial contours.
What types of facial implants are available?
There are many different types of facial implants, so it is key that you consult with a plastic surgeon to find out which one is right for you. The most common type of facial implant is the chin implant, which can help give you a more defined jawline. Another common type is the cheek implant, which offers a more defined cheekbone.
What can I expect from facial implant surgery?
The surgery to insert facial implants is usually performed under general anesthesia, so you won’t be awake during the procedure. However, if you only get a small implant, you may be able to have the surgery done under local anesthesia with sedation. The length of the surgery will depend on the type of implant being inserted and the number of implants being placed. Most surgeries take one to two hours, during which the doctor will make incisions that allow him to place the implant where necessary. During these procedures, Dr. Thomas Romo III makes sure he creates incisions in areas where scarring will not be as noticeable.
How do I care for the incisions following surgery?
After the surgery, you can expect some swelling and bruising around the incisions. This usually goes away after a week or so. You may also experience some numbness in the area, but this is usually temporary and will go away within a few months. Follow all of Dr. Thomas Romo III’s post-operative instructions to ensure proper healing.
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If you are interested in finding out more about facial implants or other ways to contour your face, contact the office by calling 212-288-1500 to request an appointment.