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Permanent facial implants


Permanent implants are materials made of solid silicone or other material (Medpor polyethylene), which are placed on the face to augment the cheekbones, chin and lower jaw. These materials have a specific shape and volume.

Who are suitable candidates for cheekbone, chin or lower jaw augmentation?

Suitable candidates are those who have suffered facial trauma, as well as those who wish to improve its proportions by accentuating the cheekbones, chin or widening the jaw.

Facial Augmentation Procedure (cheekbones, chin, lower jaw) with permanent implants
The process is simple. On the morning of the operation, the interested person comes to the clinic, fasting, and the necessary pre-operative check-up is carried out. Then, under local anesthesia or general anesthesia, an incision is usually made inside the mouth, in the groove created by the mucous membrane of the lips and jaw, and the area where the implant will be placed is prepared. The incision is closed with absorbable sutures that do not require removal. The patient can leave the clinic the afternoon of the operation or the next morning.

Recovery – Recovery Time from Face Augmentation with permanent implants
Return to activities is allowed after one week. In the beginning, soft food and frequent mouth washes are recommended. There may be slight skin tension during the first 48 hours.

Side Effects – Complications after Face Augmentation with permanent implants
Possible side effects include inflammation, hematoma, swelling of the area, ecchymoses and, very rarely, reactive tissue formation or nerve injury and area paresthesia.

Cost of Permanent Facial Implants
The cost of the operation is not high, and it is adjusted according to the anesthesia and the insert.


In Plastic Surgery, facial augmentation surgery with permanent implants permanently restores the volume lost in the cheekbones, giving a more youthful appearance. Chin implants harmonize its projection with the upper jaw, while implants on the sides of the lower jaw create more volume and widen its shape. Because a face is characterized by the skin, the fat together with the subcutaneous tissues, but also its bony skeleton, many times it is considered necessary to intervene on the skeleton by the Plastic Surgeon, in order to achieve a harmonious face.