Facial Implants in Philadelphia

Serving Philadelphia, the Main Line, King of Prussia, Wayne, PA, New Jersey and the neighboring tri state areas

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Facial implant is a surgical procedure that enhances certain features of the face, cheek, chin, jaw and temple.

A facial implant can accentuate areas of the cheeks, chin, nose and angle of the lower jaw by re-draping and tightening the skin to provide a more youthful appearance by placing synthetic materials deep under the subcutaneous tissue and onto the underlying bone.. A nose can be reshaped or a chin brought forward to improve proportion. Implants can be used to fill out a face that appears “sunken” or tired.

Here are some of the common facial implant surgeries that can be performed to improve your appearance:

  • A chin implant can increase the size and projection of a chin not in proportion with the forehead and midface. An incision is placed under your chin or inside your lower lip, the implant inserted and sutures secure it to the bone.
  • A cheek implant increases the projection of the cheekbones by adding volume to flat or recessed areas. The implant augments the cheekbone (malar) and/or underside area (submalar). An incision is placed high under the upper lip. Some implants are placed through eyelid incisions or the front part of the cheekbone depending on what is being done.
  • A jaw implant enlarges the width of the lower third of your face to give it more definition and balance to the face. You can choose between a widening jaw-angle implant and a vertically lengthening jaw-angle implant. An incision is made behind the molars and under the large jaw muscle with the implant secured into place with sutures or small screws.
  • A lip implant is soft and spongy designed to mimic the soft tissue feel of the lips. You can choose between different lengths and thicknesses for all kinds of facial aesthetics. An incision is placed inside the corners of the mouth.
  • A nasal implant can elevate the bridge or dorsal line and improve tip projection. A paranasal implant is used to augment the base of the nose wrapping around the pyriform aperture of the nose. An incision can be crafted inside the mouth below the upper lip or inside the nose during rhinoplasty.
  • An orbital rim or tear trough implant can improve the under eye hollows or infraorbital rim weakness. The implant is often positioned along the infraorbital rim to add projection and under eye fullness. An incision is placed through the lower eyelid.
  • A temporal implant can help with temporal hollowing placed on top of the temporal muscle, which are available as standard, filling in the hollowing to the side of the eye, and extended, from the side of the eye up to the side of the forehead. An incision is placed in the temporal hairline.

Some of the risks involved with a facial implant surgery can include bad reaction to anesthesia, bleeding, bruising, changes in skin sensation, infection, poor healing of incisions, scarring, skin discoloration and swelling. There is a chance of damage to deeper structures such as blood vessels, lungs, muscles and nerves.

Am I Candidate for a Face Implant?

You may be a good candidate for a facial implant in Philadelphia and the Main Line if you are physically in good health, do not smoke and have a realistic outlook for the improvement of your facial contours. Facial implants work best on patients who have reached physical maturity, at least in late adolescence. Dr. Morgenstern will listen to your particular needs and provide information about what treatment options are available and what is best suited for you.

You can expect to feel some discomfort after your Philadelphia facial implant surgery. The swelling can take six weeks to fully heal but half of it clears up within 10 days after your procedure. You may get bandages or dressings for a few days to keep things clean and support the implant’s position. There should be no physical restrictions after your surgery. It can take two or three months after the swelling has subsided before you see results from the surgery.

During your consultation for a facial implant in Philadelphia, you will have a chance to talk with one of our experienced, caring surgeons and find out if you are a good candidate for the procedure. You’ll get an opportunity to ask your questions and get the answers you need to make the best decision. The surgeon will assess your current health and your health history to choose the best treatment for your specific needs.

At Morgenstern Center, Dr. Ken Morgenstern and Dr. Joseph Giacometti are personally committed to giving you the best results and to get you on the road back to health.

Both of our surgeons are board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, have completed a wealth of prestigious training and continue to be active in their field. The entire team at Morgenstern Center is dedicated to providing advanced care in a state-of-the-art setting and producing beautiful results.

If you live in or around Philadelphia, the Main Line, King of Prussia, Exton, Wayne, PA; in the following neighboring tri state areas: Linwood, Flemington, Vineland, NJ; Wilmington, DE, please contact Morgenstern Center for Orbital and Facial Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation with experienced oculoplastic and ophthalmic surgeons, Dr. Ken Morgenstern or Dr. Joseph Giacometti.

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