Facial Implants The Woodlands
It is often said that symmetry of the face is an indication of beauty. Through the insertion of various facial implants by Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Gill, you can attain and maintain a more symmetrical and beautiful visage.
Facial implant surgery is frequently combined with facial rejuvenation procedures like a facelift or eyelid surgery.
If You’re Considering Facial Implants
Facial implants can be used to augment several areas on the face, but the most popular features to augment include the:
By augmenting these areas with implants, Dr. Gill is able to not only bring symmetry to your features but to also increase fullness, helping you appear younger and more refreshed.
In order to undergo a facial implant surgery, you should be a healthy, nonsmoker and have realistic expectations for the outcome of your surgery. During your consultation, Dr. Gill will explain the different types of alloplastic implant he may use and, based on your aesthetic goals, the implant type will be chosen.
What to Expect in Surgery
For any of these more popular facial implant procedures, you will be under anesthesia (commonly a general anesthetic, though a local anesthetic with sedation may be used) for anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours, depending on the location of your implant.
To begin, Dr. Gill will make an incision in the appropriate location. For chin implants this is often inside your upper lip or lower eyelid; for a chin implant it will be inside the mouth or under the chin. Once the incision has been made, Dr. Gill will create a pocket for the implant. When the implant is in place, Dr. Gill will fasten it in place, close the incision with sutures and cover the incision with a dressing and tape.
Recovering from Facial Surgery
After your facial implant procedure, you should expect swelling to subside over a period of two to three weeks. You will need to keep your head elevated and follow a specific oral hygiene plan. You may also be on a liquid diet for a time to help your incisions around the implant to heal. Discomfort you experience may be managed with medication. It is also important that you refrain from touching the area around the implant to ensure proper healing.