Would facial implants be beneficial to you?
Unfortunately, everyone is not born with a perfectly proportioned face. Many times due to genetics or an abnormality in the developmental growth areas of the face, deficiencies in projection or asymmetries in facial form and balance may occur. These deficiencies can be corrected or significantly improved with facial implants. Prominent cheekbones and a strong chin have long been considered traits of physical beauty.
With the development of new materials, there is now a safe and permanent treatment to correct the deficient chin and provide those high cheekbones. Many times these procedures can postpone the need for a facelift by improving the contour and restoring sagging tissue under the chin and in the midface area. A consultation with Dr. Padgett can determine if you are a candidate for these procedures.
Are They Safe?
The material we use is expanded Polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) which has been used in millions of patients around the world with no reported cases of allergic reaction. These implants come in a variety of sizes and shapes and can be trimmed to fit each individual.
These procedures can be safely performed in the office setting utilizing general anesthesia, IV sedation or local anesthesia. The implants are usually placed through small incisions inside the mouth and secured into position. The incisions are then closed with small resorbable sutures.
Though most insurances will not cover these procedures because they are considered cosmetic, they may cover some or all of the procedure if the implants are used to correct a facial deformity or defect. We invite you to consult with our finance specialists for more information.