Many people desire to improve the symmetry and proportions of their face to recover a youthful aspect. In some cases, the plastic surgeon can use injectable fillers to achieve the desired results. However, in other cases, he/she must resort to special implants to add a higher amount of volume (please follow the link to read more on Cosmetic Surgery Consultation).

What Are Facial Implants?

Facial Implants are defined by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons as devices specially designed to improve or add volume to the physical structure of a patient's face. They are made of different materials compatible with human tissues and able to provide long-lasting results.

Who Could Use Facial Implants?

The experts say that a good candidate for facial implants is a person who desires to add volume to certain facial structures once his/her head and skull have reached a complete physical maturity, that is, adult patients.

Facial implants are especially recommended for persons who desire to improve their chin or cheekbones projection, for those people who want to improve their facial contour (especially when the facial proportions have changed with the aging process), patients who desire to correct congenital (since they born) or acquired (caused by injuries or traumas) asymmetries, among others.

What Are the Types of Facial Implants?

The most common types of facial implants are chin and cheek implants. Chin implants are commonly used in patients with small chins that disappear into the neck to improve the harmony between the chin, the mid-face (nose) and the forehead.

On the other hand, cheek implants are recommended for those patients who have lost cheek volume, like it occurs when losing weight or aging. These implants increase the projection of the cheekbones and ad volume to the soft parts of the cheeks.

Are All the Facial Implants the Same?

The experts have designed each facial implant with a shape that is very similar to the bone that they project to create a natural aspect. However, they are designed in different sizes, thicknesses and materials to select the best for each person.

Likewise, many experts design custom silicone facial implants for patients who prefer to use a personalized implant or have particular conditions that can't be treated with the pre-fabricated implants.

In any case, only a qualified surgeon can determine the best type of implant for each patient and design, if needed, a custom silicone facial implant that can provide the desired results and look more natural.

How Much Does Facial Implants Cost?

The cost of facial implants will widely vary according to the type of implant that will be used, the material with which the implant is made, the number of implants that will be used, whether it is a prefabricated or a customized implant, whether the patient needs additional procedures, among others.

So, if you need to use facial implants, please contact us at and we will gladly answer all your questions and look for an excellent plastic surgeon.

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