What are facial implants? Facial cheek implants can be used to elevate the cheekbones, provide structure and volume, and help redrape redundant skin. Chin implants are used to define the jawline and correct a receded jaw.

Associated procedures: Facial implants are often performed in conjunction with facelift or midface lift surgery. They offer a more long-lasting solution to restoring facial volume than either injectable fillers or fat grafts.

Anesthesia: General anesthesia.

Length of Procedure: 1 to 2 hours

Estimated recovery time: You can return to work after 1 to 3 weeks, but should avoid vigorous activities for 4 weeks. Visible bruising or swelling should clear up within 1-4 weeks. To learn how to prepare for facial implants and what to expect afterwards, click here to download our patient instructions for facial implants.

Side effects: Common side effects include bruising, swelling and numbness in the area where the implant was placed.

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