Facial Implants

Facial implants are typically less about passing and more about attractiveness and facial balance. Cheekbone implants are the most common implant procedure for sex change patients in Mexico.

These advanced implants can help make the chin and jaw look a little smaller and can make you look a bit more striking. Chin implants are rare, but for individuals with a very weak chin or overbite, it can help achieve a more feminine appearance.

Facial Implants Defined

FACIAL IMPLANTS bring balance and better proportion to the structural appearance of your face. They define your face by increasing projection and creating more distinct features.

Facial implants are specially formed solid, biocompatible materials designed to enhance or augment the physical structure of your face. The precise type and size of implants best suited for you requires an evaluation of your goals, the features you wish to correct and your surgeon’s judgment.

Procedure for Facial Implants

Chin implants

Chin implants can increase the size and projection of a chin that does not project in proportion with the forehead and mid-face. A small or recessed chin can also be described as one that seems to disappear into the neck of an individual of normal weight, rather than appearing as a distinct facial feature. The chin: For a chin implant, the incision may be inside your mouth, along the crease that joins your lower lip and gums. An incision just beneath the chin is an alternative.

Jaw implants

Jaw implants increase the width of the lower third of your face. Much like the chin, a weak jaw can be thought of as one that is not well-defined and distinct from the neck, or one that slopes rather than angles from the ear to the chin. In some cases, both the chin and jaw can contribute to facial imbalance. The jaw: These implants are generally placed through the mouth with incisions inside the mouth, further back along the jawline, at the crease where the inside of your cheek and gums meet.

Cheek implants

Cheek implants increase the projection of the cheekbones. They add volume to areas which may be recessed or flat. The specific area to be augmented in the cheek determines where an implant will be positioned on the cheekbone. Cheek implants are most often placed through incisions in the mouth. When performed with other procedures, alternate incisions may be recommended including placement through an incision inside the lower eyelid or one within the hairline.

Recovery Stages

Recovery of facial implants in Mexico includes:

Chin

Some swelling and perhaps bruising can occur, but this will be helped by an application of tape or other material. This tape is removed about a week after the surgery is performed. Pain and discomfort last for several days following the procedure, but this can be eased by an oral pain medication. Some facial movements, such as talking and smiling, may be difficult for several days following the surgery. It is important that you follow all of your doctor’s instructions to minimize risks, and help speed your recovery.

If sutures (stitches) are introduced, they will be removed within a week of the surgery. Most patients return to work within a week following surgery. It is important to avoid strenuous activities in the beginning stages of recovery, but exercise can be resumed in two weeks. If incisions are made inside the mouth, you may be placed on a liquid diet for several days until there is adequate healing to allow for chewing and food particles to come in contact with the stitches.

Jaw

Recovery includes a compression bandage or garment wrapped around your face upon leaving the operating room which will be removed 1-2 days later. You’ll be on a liquid or very soft diet for the first couple of days after surgery.

Patients will typically experience soreness, bruising, swelling, and sometimes numbness along the incision like or around the lower lip. You can manage these discomforts better with medication prescribed by your surgeon. Sleeping with your head elevated can also help in reducing the swelling and bruising.

It’s very important that you ensure hygiene of the wounds on your bottom gums to avoid proliferation of bacteria inside the mouth. Mouthwash use is recommended. Recovery time differs from person to person but you can expect to do some light chores about ten days after surgery. However, strenuous activities, heavy lifting and straining should be avoided for about three more weeks.

You can see significant improvement in your facial contour once most of swelling and bruising subsides by the second week. Final and long term results become more apparent after three to six months.

Cheek

The final results of your facial implant surgery will be long-lasting, however the initial healing phase may include localized swelling, discoloration, numbness or discomfort.

In addition, facial movements may be temporarily restricted or impaired. These are common conditions.

When you wake up from cheek implant surgery you may experience tightness and numbness because of the swelling. Dissolvable sutures under the upper the lip and tape strips will be taped on the cheeks to help the cheek implants remain in position and remain dry and intact until the following morning.

Following your cheek implant, the nurses will ask assist you to meet the discharge criteria: to drink liquids, walk with a steady gait, void, manage your discomfort, and have a responsible adult at home following the procedure. The nurses will review all instructions you will need for care following cheek implant surgery.

Risks and Side Effects

Risks for Facial Implant Surgery in Mexico Includes:

Chin

As with any surgery, there are risks associated with chin implant surgery. Some of the risks associated with all surgeries include: Bleeding, bruising, Hematoma, Infection, scarring, and swelling.

Jaw

Risks include bruising, swelling, infection, bleeding, scarring as well as numbness, or else change in the sensation. Following surgeon’s advice may reduce risks as well as complications.

Cheek

Though rare in occurrence, cheek implants complications can happen. Initially, there is the risk of an adverse reaction to anesthesia used in the cheek surgery procedure. A correlation exists between anesthesia complications and the use of tobacco, antidepressants, and various other substances. For this reason, disclosure of any substance use to the surgeon prior to surgery is very important.

Post-surgery cheek implants complications may include infection, which is usually treatable with antibiotics. Misplacement of a cheek implant can result in shifting that causes asymmetry, sometimes necessitating a second procedure to realign the implant. If you are considering cheek implants and you’d like to reduce the chance of post-surgical complications, the best course of action is to take care when choosing a plastic surgeon in Mexico.

Benefits of Facial Implants in Mexico

If symmetry among facial features is part of your transition goal, facial implants in Mexico may be recommended to augment more than one facial region. It’s important to remember that all of our faces are asymmetric to some degree and your results may not be completely symmetric.

The benefit to facial implants in Mexico is creating a balanced and proportionate face. The procedure may be performed alone, or as a complement to other facial contouring procedures such as nose or ear surgery.

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