Facial Implants are solid, pre-shaped, three-dimensional objects placed in the different areas of the face (chin, jaw, cheeks, nose) to improve the size and appearance of the face. These implants are inert, biocompatible materials that enhance the natural facial skeleton, thereby helping you achieve your desired facial appearance. Facial implants are commonly made of Porus Polyethylene (Teflon), Gortex, or Silastic — inert and safe materials that don’t cause adverse tissue reactions or rejection.
Facial implants are inserted through small incisions inside the mouth or on the natural folds of the face, so the incision points are largely undetectable. Dr. Kottwitz will discuss the ideal implant type and location during your appointment.
What happens during facial implant surgeries?
Facial implant surgeries are performed under local anesthesia and sedation, thus avoiding the risks associated with general anesthesia. Dr. Kottwitz makes strategic incisions inside the mouth or along the natural folds of your face, such as the nasolabial folds running from the corners of your nose to your mouth. The implant is inserted through the incision point. Over a period of 2 months, a thin shell of scar tissue forms around the implant to hold it in place, thus ensuring long-term stability.
Are facial implants permanent?
Facial implants are generally permanent. They’re placed on your facial bones, making them a part of your overall facial structure. Over time, the muscle and facial fat tissues will age naturally over the implants, ensuring you always look natural.
Meet our FACIAL IMPLANTS expert
Dr. Kate Kottwitz
If you are considering facial implants to improve your facial features, contact Gateway Cosmetics to schedule a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Kottwitz.
Dr. Kottwitz is dedicated to providing patients with safe, personalized and professional care, and has the training and experience needed to produce beautiful aesthetic results.
Schedule a Consultation
If you have questions about facial implant surgeries, or if you wish to undergo a procedure, do not hesitate to book a personalized consultation with Dr. Kottwitz. You can request a consultation online, or call our office at 812-463-4770. Our Gateway Cosmetics office is conveniently located in Newburgh.