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Facial Implants

Beauty may only be skin deep. But, for centuries, well-defined facial features have been considered traits of physical beauty. High cheekbones, a strong chin and or a strong jaw can provide balance and definition. Possessing these features can even enhance your self-confidence. For those lacking these natural marks of distinction, make-up was their only alternative.

Now, thanks to modern technology, there is a safe, permanent method to correct a sunken cheeks, receding chin, and weak jaws in men and women worldwide. Facial implant surgery gives residents a more vibrant and attractive look of distinction. These procedures can also benefit those with asymmetries or congenital defects.

Facial Implants FAQ:

Are facial implants safe?

Facial implants have proven to provide a safe, predictable, low-cost, low-risk cosmetic surgical procedure. To date, millions of facial implants made from non-toxic materials such as silicone and expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) have been implanted, with no reported cases of allergic reaction. The implants, designed specifically for use in the face and come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. These implants can be custom-trimmed by your surgeon for a more natural fit. Dr. James Long, MD a Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon always uses Medpore implants for facial implant augmentation due to their reliability and plasticity to adapt to the patients baseline anatomy.

How is facial implants plastic surgery performed?

Facial implant procedures can be performed on an outpatient basis. They can be performed using general anesthesia with the patient asleep, or using a local anesthesia to numb the treated area while the patient remains awake in selected patient candidates.

How is facial implant plastic surgery performed?

Dr. James Long will perform your facial implant plastic surgery under anesthesia. Depending on the site you have chosen for the implants, Dr. Long, will make a small, inconspicuous incision before inserting the implant. During your consultation, you will discuss the best location to place the implants, and Dr. Long will explain which incision technique he will be using. Because Dr. Long takes such great care, most scarring is either not visible or very minimal, fading over time.

How will I look after facial implant surgery?

Facial implant plastic surgery with Dr. Long is a safe and effective procedure that can enhance your confidence by freeing you from the emotional burden of flat cheeks, an undefined chin, or a weak jaw. After your surgery with Dr. Long, the structural appearance of your face will be more balanced and proportional, giving your face a more defined, symmetrically pleasing look.

Why choose Dr. Long for your Facial Implant?

Dr. Long is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who specializes in cosmetic surgery of the face, neck, breast and body. His residency and fellowship training followed by teaching at prestigious institutions have given him a unique set of skills to perform cosmetic surgery. Dr. Long helps his customers look their best and achieve their personal, social, and professional goals by providing natural looking results.


Why go to a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon for your Facial Implant?

Practitioners who are not residency trained and Board Certified to perform Facial Implant surgery have been found to have a higher rate of surgical complications. Among the most common patient complaints are minimal to no improvement, asymmetries, wound healing problems or worse. Always look for a surgeon who is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Look for the ASPS logo, The Symbol of Excellence.

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