Facial Implants in Staten Island, NY
Dr. Decorato offers facial implants to patients throughout New York and New Jersey, including Staten Island, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Elizabeth, Newark, Jersey City, and Perth Amboy.
Facial implants are used by plastic surgeons to balance or enhance facial contours. Most frequently used in the cheeks, chin, or jaw, implants can strengthen a jawline or bring attention to the chin or cheekbones. Many different facial implants, made in a variety of different styles and materials, are available to patients.
Are Facial Implants Right for Me?
Facial implants are designed for patients who would like to increase the size of certain facial features to bring them more in line with other facial proportions. Chin implants can increase the proportion of the chin in relation to the forehead, making a small or recessed chin appear more prominent. Jaw implants increase the width of the lower jaw, correcting a weakly defined jawline. Cheek implants add volume and definition to flat or recessed cheeks. The goal of any facial implant is to create balance, proportion, and facial symmetry.
Candidates for facial implants are in good overall health and have realistic expectations for this cosmetic enhancement procedure. You may wish to view facial implant before and after photos to get an idea of the results you can expect.
Facial Implants Costs in New York or New Jersey
The cost of facial implants can vary depending on the type of implant and the specifics of your situation. Most facial implants will cost between $1,500 and $3,500. When implants are used for reconstructive purposes, they may be covered by health insurance.
Before the procedure, the surgeon will consider your facial features and your goals to determine the right type and size of facial implants for you. Facial implant procedures can be performed with either local or general anesthesia. The incision site depends on the type and size of implant being used. For a chin implant, the incision may be located just underneath the chin or inside the mouth. Incisions to place a jaw implant are typically placed inside the mouth. Surgeons can use an incision inside the mouth, inside the lower eyelid, or just above the hairline to place cheek implants.
Once the incisions have been made, the surgeon carefully positions the implant within the natural tissues. Then, the incisions are closed using sutures. The entire process takes between one and two hours.
Recovery After Facial Implants
While you will be able to see immediate results with facial implants, there will be some swelling obscuring the full results. It can take up to several months for residual swelling to subside. Other side effects experienced by facial implant patients include:
- Tenderness or soreness
- Rare chance of infection
- Shifting of the implant (rarely)
During the initial recovery phase, facial implant patients are advised to wear button-down shirts, keep the head elevated at all times, and eat soft foods. Ice and over-the-counter pain medications may ease any discomfort. Most patients return to their normal activity level, including work or school, within a week. Strenuous exercise or excessive movement of facial muscles should be avoided for a month to six weeks.
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Dr. John W. Decorato offers plastic and reconstructive surgery to patients across New York & New Jersey including: Staten Island & Brooklyn New York. Elizabeth, Newark, Jersey City, Perth Amboy New Jersey. Contact Dr. John W. Decorato’s office today to schedule your Facial Implants Consultation!