Facial implants in Houston
Dr. Joseph Perlman provides facial implants to patients in Spring, Houston, The Woodlands, Atascocita, Conroe, Pasadena, Baytown, and nearby regions.
FACIAL IMPLANTS IN HOUSTON, TX
Dr. Joseph Perlman offers facial implants to patients throughout Spring, Houston, The Woodlands, Atascocita, Conroe, Pasadena, Baytown, and the surrounding areas.
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Why you should consider facial implants.
Facial implants are designed to enhance, reconstruct, or rejuvenate facial features using biocompatible materials. These implants come in various sizes and styles, catering to the chin, jaw, nose, and cheek areas. Patients seeking facial implants often wish to address concerns like a small chin, weak jaw, or lack of facial contour, and these implants help add or restore proportion and contour to the face.
With over 25 years of experience, Dr. Joseph M. Perlman has been serving patients in the Houston area, including Spring and The Woodlands. At Advanced Plastic Surgery Centre, Dr. Perlman and his professional staff have helped numerous men and women improve their lives through facial implants.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Facial Implant?
An ideal candidate for a facial implant should have reached physical maturity, which typically occurs in late adolescence when the head and skull are fully developed. Other suitable individuals for facial implants are those who are physically healthy, non-smokers, have realistic expectations, and specific goals for the procedure.
During your facial implants consultation with Dr. Perlman at Advanced Plastic Surgery Centre, he will carefully assess your objectives and closely examine the features you wish to enhance or correct. With his experienced team, Dr. Perlman will guide you in choosing the appropriate type and size of implants that best suit your needs and desired outcomes.
What Is the Process for a Facial Implant?
There are various facial implant procedures available, including cheek implants, chin implants, jaw implants, and nose implants.
The surgical process for facial implantation is similar for all facial areas. The surgeon creates a small incision near the intended implant placement site, either in a natural crease or inside the mouth at the gum/lip junction. A pocket is then formed in the facial tissue, the implant is carefully inserted, and the incision is closed with stitches.
Typically, facial implant surgery takes about one to two hours and is performed under general anesthesia. After the procedure, the incision is covered with a bandage or tape, and stitches are usually removed within five to 10 days (if placed inside the mouth, they will dissolve in a similar timeframe). In some cases, facial implants may be inserted simultaneously with other procedures such as a facelift, rhinoplasty (nose surgery), or blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery).
What Does Recovery Entail After a Facial Implant?
After undergoing facial implants, patients will notice visible results almost immediately. However, it is essential to keep in mind that initial swelling can obscure the full effects of the surgery, and it may take several months for the swelling to completely subside. Once the swelling has diminished, the long-term results of the procedure are considered essentially permanent. Most patients can comfortably return to work within one week after their facial implant surgery.
At Advanced Plastic Surgery Centre, we prioritize your comfort, safety, and satisfaction throughout the entire process. Dr. Perlman and his dedicated staff will provide comprehensive care and support before, during, and after your facial implant procedure. With our attentive approach and warm demeanor, we have become a top choice for patients seeking facial implants in Spring, The Woodlands, and other nearby areas in Houston.
Can I See Facial Implants Before and After Photos?
During your consultation with Dr. Perlman, he will have a collection of facial implants before and after pictures to share with you. These images feature patients not only from the Houston area but also from other regions. Reviewing these photos will give you a visual representation of the transformative effects that facial implants can achieve. By seeing the actual results of previous patients, you can better visualize the potential outcomes and understand how the procedure can enhance your facial features.
Types of Implants
Facial implants offer various options to enhance different areas of the face:
1. Chin Implants – Available in different styles, these implants can improve horizontal, vertical, or square width and extend along the jawline.
2. Jaw Angle/Jawline Implants – Also known as jaw or jawline implants, these augment the back part of the jaw.
3. Cheek Implants – There are numerous styles to enhance the cheekbone (malar) or the area under it (submalar).
4. Nose Implants – Nasal implants can elevate the bridge or dorsal line and enhance tip projection.
5. Lip Implants – Soft, spongy cylindrical implants designed to resemble the natural feel of the lips.
The duration of facial implant surgery varies depending on the specific treatment area, the number of implants, and whether any additional facial procedures are involved. The procedure can last anywhere from 30 minutes to several hours. While most facial implant cases are outpatient procedures, more extensive facial augmentation may require an overnight stay.
The surgery can be performed under either local anesthesia (awake but sedated) or general anesthesia (asleep). The appropriate type of anesthesia can be discussed with Dr. Perlman during the consultation.
Common facial implants include chin, jaw, cheek, nose, orbital (around the eye), and temporal (sides of the skull) implants. In some cases, multiple types of implants may be required, and Dr. Perlman will assess and recommend the best approach during the consultation.
Is a Facial Implant Right for You?
Facial implants serve various purposes, such as enhancing the jawline’s strength, achieving balance in the chin or cheekbones, and improving facial proportions. For individuals who are self-conscious about their appearance, this surgery can have a positive impact on their self-image.
Implants are effective in addressing issues like a “sunken” or tired-looking face. For instance, jaw implants can improve the jawline’s definition and overall facial proportions. Chin implants can provide added proportion and balance to the face, while cheekbone implants may help restore a more youthful appearance in some patients.
Advancements in medical technology, devices, and materials over the past decade have made facial implants increasingly common and accessible to patients seeking facial rejuvenation and enhancement.
Preparing for Your Surgery
Following your consultation and decision to undergo surgery, you will receive detailed pre-operative information outlining all necessary preparations and essential information before your procedure. The surgical team will provide you with instructions on how to get ready for the surgery. It is vital to arrange for transportation after the surgery, whether it is an outpatient or inpatient procedure. Additionally, you may want to have someone available to assist you for a day or two during your recovery period. Having support during this time can be beneficial as you heal from the procedure.
At our facility, we primarily use general anesthesia, ensuring that you will be asleep and comfortable throughout the entire procedure. However, for some patients, we also offer the option of local anesthesia with intravenous sedation as an alternative. Our experienced team will discuss with you the best anesthesia option based on your individual needs and preferences, ensuring a safe and comfortable surgical experience.
After Your Surgery
At The Advanced Plastic Surgery Centre, we prioritize your comfort and safety during facial implant procedures. Our primary anesthesia choice is general anesthesia, which allows you to be completely asleep and comfortable throughout the entire surgery. However, for certain patients, we also offer the option of local anesthesia with intravenous sedation as an alternative. This decision will be made based on your specific needs and preferences, ensuring that you have a safe and comfortable surgical experience. Our experienced team will thoroughly discuss these options with you during your consultation to address any concerns or questions you may have.
Request your consultation with Dr. Perlman now!
At Advanced Plastic Surgery Centre, we are dedicated to offering top-notch facial implants to patients across the Houston region, including Spring, The Woodlands, Atascocita, Conroe, Pasadena, and Baytown. Our priority is to deliver exceptional care that results in the best outcomes for our patients. If you are interested in facial implants and want to learn more about the procedure, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Perlman. During the consultation, you will have the opportunity to discuss your goals and desires for enhancing your facial features. Our team is here to guide and support you every step of the way, and we look forward to helping you achieve the facial appearance you’ve always dreamed of. Contact us today to book your consultation and take the first step towards your desired facial transformation.