Facial implants are used to add facial volume to any number of locations, in order to achieve improve facial balance and harmony.
Facial implants are primarily used to restore cheek volume, chin position, and jaw contour. The main benefit of facial implants is their longevity.
In experienced hands, facial implants are safe and provide natural and long-lasting results. Dr. Mashkevich is a UCLA-trained facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, with the experience of performing facial implants in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, and New York.
Yes. During your consultation, we will take your photographs from different angles and use them to simulate how your face would look after placement of any facial implant. You will have an opportunity to provide feedback during this process. The size of your facial implant will reflect the changes you desire and are comfortable with.
Facial implants can be placed through several well-concealed incisions, most commonly inside the mouth. Great care is taken to ensure implant sterility during placement.
There is a small chance of infection with any implant. For facial silicone implants, the risk of infection is less than 5%, while the risk of extrusion is generally minimal.
With facial implants, plan to take about 5-7 days off from work. This time frame allows most of the swelling and bruising to subside. We take special precautions during surgery to minimize swelling and bruising, and ask you to use ice and apply special creams in the immediate few days that follow.
Most patients go home on the day of surgery, and are up and about within 24 hours.
Prior to your operation, we will provide you with a detailed set of instructions from our office, and will remain available 24-7 to answer any questions, should they arise.
During the surgery in Manhattan, you will not feel any pain due to anesthesia and sedation. After the operation, most patients experience only mild to moderate discomfort, and may require prescription pain medications in the first 24-72 hours. Regular Tylenol is typically taken after that time frame, on as needed basis.