Facial Implants

Facial Implant Surgery
Facial implant surgery is an ideal option for patients seeking a permanent way to restore or add definition to their facial appearance.  Facial implants can enhance the angles and contours in the face to create symmetry and accentuate natural beauty.

Chin implants are most commonly used. When appropriate, Dr. Sabry will recommend cheek implants to provide a long-term solution for inadequate cheek projection.  Jaw implants are used to widen the lower third of the face for better definition and proportion with the upper two thirds of the face.

Prepare
Facial implants are utilized for augmentation, reconstruction, or to achieve a rejuvenated appearance. They are available in a broad range of styles, sizes, and bio compatible materials for the jaw, nose, chin, and cheek regions. Implants have also been developed for use in lip augmentation. The implant Dr. Sabry utilizes will be selected based on your particular facial features, and your goals.

Your initial consultation with Dr. Sabry will take at least one hour.  During your consultation Dr. Sabry will discuss your goals and expectations. Then he will thoroughly examine you, explain which of your facial components are contributing to an aging appearance, and outline the best options for your unique facial structure. If you are a smoker you will be asked to quit smoking 6-8 weeks prior to your surgery. Once you decide to proceed you will meet with our Practice Manager to go over scheduling, payment options and insurance questions.

As you approach the date of your surgery you will have a comprehensive preoperative visit in our office approximately two weeks before your surgery. A complete list of “dos and don’ts” will be reviewed as well as the pre and postoperative instructions and any questions that remain will be answered. You will be directed to avoid anything that has a blood-thinning effect (aspirin, ibuprofen, vitamin E etc.) for two weeks before surgery. You will be asked to minimize alcohol intake. Basic blood work for preoperative testing will be ordered.

Procedure
Facial implant surgeries are highly complex procedures. They require an in-depth knowledge of facial structure and ideal proportions. Dr. Sabry will conduct a detailed analysis of your facial features and provide you with the best options to achieve your goals. His precise technique and discerning eye guarantee that you will be thrilled with your result.

Chin implants: augment the size and projection of a weak or recessed chin that is not in proportion with the forehead and mid-facial region.

Jaw implants: enlarge the width of the lower third of the face, and provide more balance with the upper regions of the face.

Cheek implants: enhance and restore volume to cheeks that have lost contour. They can also increase the projection of the cheekbones.

Facial implant procedures may be performed alone, or in conjunction with other facial contouring procedures such as nose (rhinoplasty) or ear surgery (otoplasty).

Recovery
You will be seen on the day after surgery to remove bandages and drains. You may shower upon returning home. Stitches are removed within 4 to 7 days. Temporary bruising and numbness are normal, and will improve in a few weeks. Most patients return to work within two weeks and can resume physical activity in 4 weeks. During your recovery process Dr. Sabry will see you for post-operative visits. He and our staff will answer any questions you may have about your recovery. Our care and concern extends to your overall health and well-being.

Complications
Temporary bruising and numbness are expected and may improve in few weeks. Complications are rare but may include hematoma, temporary or permanent nerve injury, infection, and reactions to anesthesia.

Schedule a consultation
The professional office staff at Zplasty Plastic Surgery is well informed, supportive and able to help you with the details of planning your procedure. If you are traveling to New York City from a distance and require assistance with planning your accommodations and local transportation, we are here to help with that as well. Every effort is made to ensure that our patients have the support and answers they need to make well-informed choices. All this is done within a comfortable, professional and confidential setting.