Cosmetic Procedures

Facial Implants

Procedure
Change the basic shape and balance of the face using carefully shaped implants to build up a receding chin, add prominence to cheekbones, or reshape the jawline.
Length
30 minutes to 2 hours.
Anesthesia
Local with sedation, or general.
In / OutPatient
Usually outpatient. Occasionally overnight hospital stay.
Side Effects
Temporary discomfort, swelling, bruising, numbness and/or stiffness. Muscles of the face may not work normally for several months. In jaw surgery, inability to open mouth fully for several weeks.
Risks
Shifting or imprecise positioning of implant, or infection around it, requiring a second operation or removal. Excess tightening and hardening of scar tissue around an artificial implant, causing an unnatural shape.
Recovery
Back to work: about 1 week. Normal appearance: 2 - 4 weeks. Activity that could jar or bump face: 6 weeks or more.
Duration
Permanent

Doctors performing this procedure: Facial Implants in Australia

  Location Name Contact
  NSW, Double Bay Dr. Hodgkinson, Darryl FACCS 02 9362 7400
  NSW, Bondi Junction Dr. Moore, Colin FACCS 0414 251 234    Website
  NSW, Double Bay Dr. Zacharia, Michael FACCS 1300 784 064    Website