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Cosmetic Facial Implants & Grafts- Side Effects Complications Prices Info

Cosmetic facial surgery has become very prominent in the present day. Various implants and grafts are done to the forehead, nose, cheek, lips, and chin. The grafting includes bone and cartilage which is known as rhinoplasty and the implant uses silicon, expanded polytetrafluorethylene, hydroxylapatite and porous polythene. Implant complications that use radiology should be immediately recognized through focused imaging. Here in this article, we would discuss the different types of facial implants and complications due to radiologic imaging.
People who plan to undergo cosmetic surgery should also be aware of the types and their complications. The imaging structures would depend on factors like where it is done and the composition. Repetition in the same area is done to get a balanced proportion of facial tissues. We will proceed here with augmentation techniques used in different parts where cosmetic facial surgery is been done.

Forehead Implants

Cosmetologist performs this to subdue the frown lines and the bony paucities. The mid of the forehead includes soft stretched polytetrafluoroethylene strips and silicone implants. The polytetrafluoroethylene strips that range between 1-2mm are for covering a smaller area and the shield-shaped silicon implants cover a larger area.
Cosmetologist embeds the iumplant into the subperiosteal pocket via a transoral method through the canine fossa. Earlier cosmetologists used ovoid “button” implant for cheek augmentation. There are various sizes and shapes on which the implantation is available. Even small holes are amalgamated for the growth of the tissues. Different other materials are used for midface augmentation.

Nasal Implants

To give the nose a better structure and the surrounding areas remain uninterrupted, cosmetologist does cosmetic rhinoplasty. This contains silicone rubber for grafting the bone. Cartilage grafts, Medpor, Gore-Tex and Mersilene have also shown great results. Different other augmentation preparations like diced cartilage mixed with a little of the patient's blood and wrapped in surgical or diced polyethylene can also be used.
The nasal dorsum, tip, columella or the combinations of these can undergo cosmetic implantation.
To treat the deep intranasal sulcus and an acute nasolabial angle, premaxillary augmentation can be performed which can include the silicone and this may be in the shape of a bat-wing.

Lip Implants for Augmentation

Lip augmentation is done to get a desirable look as full lips are in trend. Generally, a thinner layer of natural tapering is given to the lips to make it look natural. The thickness is <3mm to avoid the bulkiness. Few of the lip augmentations that are done- fat grafts, musculoaponeurotic system grafts, acellular human dermis, and expanded polytetrafluoroethylene.
Cosmetic Implant in lips for lip augmentation for loking better and younger, Image
Lip Implants

Chin Augmentation Implants

People do chin augmentation to treat short chin projection. Generally, a chin should be protracted to the level of the vermillion border of the lower lip in the sagittal plane. More than a century cartilage is been used for chin augmentation.
Autografts and alloplastic chin implants are also available these days. Nowadays people prefer crescent-shaped chin implant and other alternatives are cleft implant that is focally narrow in the midline.
To customize and keep it in shape along with chin implants, liposuction is also done. For a midface lift, the pre-jowl implant is suggested.

Cosmetic Implants Complications

Every beauty comes with certain challenges with it so does cosmetic facial implant also. You might suffer some pain, infection, displacement or migration, extrusion or foreign body reaction, heterotopic bone construction and bone corrosion. At times the alloplastic implant is been removed due to certain complications like an increase in size or other reasons.

Generally, the complications are noticed within 15 days of the surgery. For chin implants the infection possibility is around 5%, for malar implants, it is around 4% and around 3% for nasal dorsum implant. Due to suppression, certain complications may also take place and so external makers facilitate the same.

Implant displacement or extrusion also leads to infection like scleral erosion. The reason behind the displacement can be trauma, bone corrosion or fluid accumulation.
This is though serious as it can expose dental roots accompanied by severe pain.
They can also compress the nerve in the mental foramen. Hence one needs to be cautious while chin implants..

Foreign body giant cell reaction is considered to be one of the chronic infections which can be though encountered with alloplastic implants like Medpor.

This implantation does make the overlying tissues fragile. The new bone formation complication chances are still on the lower side than the other complications we are discussing. However, there can be chances of cosmetic deformity.


We can see that we can avail multiple cosmetic implants and grafts though there are quite a few serious complications adjoined to them. But this is not the same in all cases. Medically, there is advancement going on and radiologic imaging is one such example. Even MR imaging, CT and 3D surface rendering are also in demand these days.

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Dr. Shawna Reason
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