Everything You Need to Know About Facial Implants


The popularity of cosmetic facial surgery has grown immensely in the last decade. As technology evolves and doctors discover less invasive methods, more people have chosen to enhance their looks. Surgeons use facial implants in facial surgeries to give the face structure, definition, and contour. If this is a procedure you’re interested in, here are a few things to remember.

What Are Facial Implants?

Facial implants are some form of material that’s compatible with the human body and designed to augment or enhance the structure of your face. The risk of an allergic reaction or your body rejecting the material is very low.

These implants are made of different materials, with silicone being the most popular. The size and type of facial implant used on patients will depend on which features they wish to correct, their goals, and the surgeon’s judgment.

Why Would You Need Facial Implants?

Facial implants enhance or improve facial contours. For instance, if you find your chin a bit small, you can get chin plants, or if you don’t like a soft jawline, you can get jaw implants. Alternatively, if your cheekbones are flat or your midface has lost volume, getting cheek implants can help.

As Joel Aronowitz suggests, most people could be candidates for facial implants. But before you can decide, consult with a doctor first. Such procedures are ideal for patients whose skull and head have already matured. Also, if you don’t smoke, are in good health, and have realistic expectations, you’re a good candidate for the procedure.

Where Do Facial Implants Go?

Although any area of your face can be enhanced with implants, the jaw, chin, and cheeks are the common sites for the implants.


A jaw augmentation surgery sharpens and strengthens your jawline, giving you a more pronounced and improved look. Jaw implants are placed along your jawbone using an incision, and most of the time, they are combined with nasal contouring and chin implants.


Another common type of facial implant procedure is chin augmentation. This procedure enhances small chins that aren’t proportionate to your other facial features. The goal is to create balance in your general facial structure. Chin implants are usually placed on the underside of the chin using a small incision.


The last type of facial implant surgery is cheek augmentation. The procedure adds volume to the cheeks, giving the patients a youthful and appealing look. If you have sunken cheekbones because of aging or have lost volume around the cheeks, this surgery is right for you.

What to Expect Before, During, and After a Facial Implant Surgery

Before the procedure, the doctor will perform a physical test and review your medical history to ensure you’re fit for the procedure. The procedure is an outpatient treatment, meaning you’ll go home the same day. After the treatment, you’ll need rest to recover. The doctor will give you various instructions, such as quitting smoking and taking painkillers to help speed up your recovery.

Facial implants are efficient and safe as long as they’re done by a skilled doctor. If you feel this procedure is right for you, only go to the best doctors for great results. 

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LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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