Facial implants are a popular option for those looking to permanently enhance their facial features

What are facial implants?

Facial implants are surgically implanted into specific areas of the face to enhance or change the facial appearance. The most commonly used facial implants are for the chin and cheeks but can also be placed along the jawline and the temples. The implants come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and are made of non-reactive silicone.

What facial implants can be used to change the facial appearance?

Facial implants can be used to enhance or restore volume in various areas of the face. The following are some of the facial implants that can be used to change the facial appearance:

  • Chin implants: These can be used to enhance a small or weak chin, improving the balance and symmetry of the face.
  • Cheek implants: These can add volume and definition to flat or hollow cheeks, restoring youthful contours to the mid-face area.
  • Jaw implants: These can be used to improve the definition and contour of the jawline, creating a stronger and more masculine appearance.
  • Temple implants: These can help fill in hollowed or sunken temples, creating a more youthful and balanced appearance.

During the consultation Dr. Honeybrook will discuss if an implant is the best option for you and if you are a candidate for facial implants. He will also discuss the implant size that will achieve your desired aesthetic goal. Dr. Honeybrook uses a range of facial implant sizers to choose the best size implant for each individual pre-operatively and intraoperatively to ensure the implant is balanced to the individuals face. 

What are the benefits of using facial implants?

Facial implants can provide a range of benefits, including:

  • Improved facial balance
  • Enhanced facial contours
  • More defined cheekbones
  • Increased chin projection
  • Improved jawline definition
  • Boosted self-confidence

Who is a good candidate for facial implants?

Good candidates for facial implants include individuals who are in good overall health, have realistic expectations of the results, and wish to enhance or restore volume in specific areas of the face. 

Facial implants can be an ideal option for individuals who want to achieve a more balanced and proportionate facial appearance, or who have experienced volume loss due to aging, weight loss, or other factors.

What is the recovery after facial implant surgery?

The recovery time for facial implant surgery can vary depending on the type of implant chosen and the extent of the procedure. 

Individuals may experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the first few days after surgery. Dr. Honeybrook will provide detailed post-operative instructions to ensure a safe and comfortable recovery.

In general, individuals can expect to resume normal activities within a week to ten days following surgery, although strenuous exercise and heavy lifting should be avoided for several weeks.

Note: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risk. These risks will be discussed with you in detail during the consultation. For further information on risks please refer to the patient resources section of the website.