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Facial Implants Q & A

By DMG Facial Plastic Surgery & Plastic Surgery

Facial implants are most commonly used in the cheek, chin and jaw areas.  If you are bothered by a small chin, weak jaw or lack of facial contour an implant may what you are looking for.  Facial implants can create the structural balance and create a more attractive appearance.


Q:  How long does the procedure take?
A:  Every situation is unique, but generally Facial implant surgery is about 1.0 – 2.0 hours long depending on individual circumstances and how extensive the procedure is.

Q:  Will it be performed under local or general anesthesia?
A:  General anesthesia.

Q:  How long will I be out of work?
A:  Patients may return to work in 1 – 2 weeks depending on their job duties.

Q:  What should I expect after my procedure?
A:  Patients may experience temporary soreness, swelling, change in sensation, and bruising

Q:  Do I need special testing prior to my procedure?
A:  Testing is dependent on the patient’s health history and age.  Testing is ordered for every patient.

Q:  Will this be covered by insurance?
A:  No.

Q:  When can I start exercising after my procedure?
A:  Walking  may be resumed after two weeks.  No heavy lifting, pushing or pulling is allowed for 4-6 weeks.

Q:  Where will I be having my surgery?
A:  DuPage Medical Group has a fully accredited ambulatory surgery center located in Lombard, IL.  Patients also have the option of having surgery at select local hospitals.

Q:  How much does surgery cost?
A:  Every situation is unique and the cost of surgery depends on several factors.  The duration of the procedure varies on how extensive the surgery is.  The duration will then determine the price of anesthesia and how long the surgical facility will be scheduled for.  In order to provide the most accurate surgical fee estimate, it is necessary to meet with one of our board certified physicians for a consultation.

Topics and Subtopics: Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery

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