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How Facial Implants Can Help You

Cosmetic surgery is common for people who have low self-esteem due to their looks. With cosmetic surgery, you can change just about any part of your body to achieve the appearance you want, whether you goal is to look younger, more like a certain celebrity, or just more beautiful according to society’s standards. Cosmetic surgery has helped lots of people regain confidence, and it can do the same for you. There are a number of different procedures that can be done. One kind of procedure that will change your look is facial implant surgery.

Facial implants can help people who are looking for a more balanced look to their faces. As humans, we see beauty in balance, and so if your face appears sunken or otherwise unbalanced, you will look tired and old. Facial implants won’t make your face perfect, but if you have realistic expectations, you will like what you see after the procedure.

Remember that facial implants are inserted under your skin in surgery, and no surgery comes without risk. Your body needs time to get used to the foreign materials in your face, and can sometimes attack the implants, as your immune system would with a foreign disease. Infection is also a possibility, and there are also the changes that you will react adversely to the anesthetics or bleed abnormally while on the operating table. Make sure you and your doctor talk about these risks before you have facial implant surgery.

When you initially approach a doctor about facial implant surgery, he or she should be able to digitally use a picture of your face to show you’re the changes that will be made. Make sure that you are very clear as to what you want done. Chin surgery is common to balance out the chin and the forehead. This is a quick procedure that rarely lasts longer than an hour. The same is true for cheek implants, which are also popular, and which many do in conjunction with a face lift, eyelid surgery, or brow lift. Lower jaw implants can also be done, and although this process take a bit longer, it is still something that can be done in a few hours in the afternoon and you can go home afterwards.

After your surgery, people will probably notice that your face looks younger and healthier, but most will not know why or be able to guess you’ve had surgery. Healing takes a few weeks, but then you’ll be able to go back to work or school with confidence.

  © Mirza Rais 2009

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