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Implants used in the forehead help correct the anti-aging effect caused by gravity. They work as hangers, helping lift the forehead to maintain a youthful appearance of the upper face. Some of these implants are designed to help lift the cheek and the mid-face. These implants are inserted under hair covered scalp.
Mid-facial implants are also used to augment the cheek to provide fullness to the mid-face. These implants can be inserted through the mouth or behind the hair line to avoid unsightly scars. Dr. Glavas places those implants through a small incision through the back surface of the eyelid completely avoiding skin scars and their potential complications. At the same time lower lid puffiness may be corrected.
Nasal implants are used to augment the tip of the nose or the bridge of the nose. Some nasal implants are specifically designed for Asians, who do not have prominent noses yet do not want very notable changes of their appearances after surgery.
Jaw implants and chin implants help improve lower face contours. These implants can also be inserted through the mouth to avoid visible scars.
Implants are made from various materials. Most commonly they are made of solid silicone and porous polyethylene, a solid substance that has pores to allow in-growth of one’s own tissue.
Did you know that injectable fillers are used as implants above bony areas (cheekbones, chin, nose, Brows) or in smooth tissue (lips, Lower lids)?
Dr. Glavas uses a variety of injectable fillers (Juvederm, Restylane , Perlane, Radiesse and more) depending on the application and tissue compatibility to give you a fuller chin, fuller and prominent cheekbones, correct nasal deformities, lift the brows, reduce the jowls of heavy cheeks and many more.
Dr. Glavas will answer all your questions about the advantages and disadvantages of these implants and the various techniques used to insert them.
Before / After
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