Facial Implants

At Verso Surgery centre in Toronto, facial implants represent an effective and popular solution for reshaping and enhancing facial features.

Facial Implants

What are facial implants made of?

Implants are typically created from a few different materials. The most common are solid silicone or porous polyethylene. Medical-grade silicone is inert and safe for use in a variety of applications including cochlear implants and permanent shunts placed in the body. The polyethylene is porous to allow the body’s tissues to mesh with it and fuse it in place. They each serve different purposes and facial areas very well.

What can facial implants do for your appearance?

Cheeks:

Mid-facial implants are placed in the cheek area and can be customized to sit toward the centre, smoothing away nasolabial (laugh) lines, or under the apples of the cheeks. Cheekbone enhancement is a common request due to fashion trends and the way that prominent cheekbones dramatically restructure a face. These are placed further laterally and higher in the cheek area to enhance the existing bone and create a more sculptural look.
The fat pads and musculature in a person’s face will naturally diminish as they age. Everyone experiences this a bit differently, but for many people, there is a seemingly sudden decrease in cheek fat and midface fullness which occurs between the mid 30’s-mid 40’s. The decrease in size and volume in one feature has the unwanted effect of making other features appear larger or out of balance.

A person whose naturally youthful cheeks have flattened, may find their lower face appears heavier or their nose, gradually larger. Your expert facial plastic surgeon knows how to use meticulously customized midface implants to permanently restore your facial balance, youthfulness, and harmony of features. We also offer facial fat transfer procedures which utilize the body’s own fat stem cells to fill sunken areas. Ask Dr. Kolenda which option will help you reach your goals.

The subtlety and precision with which today’s medical cosmetic implants compliment a person’s features make them a desirable, permanent option. Find out more about facial implants.

Facial Implants Toronto

Nose:

Each patient has a unique nose and issues to address. Sometimes, in conjunction with a facelift or other procedure, implants are inserted to the nose to provide a new shape or look. The structural support and balance a nasal implant can offer are just as important as the visual changes they create. Today, modern nose implants are customized to precisely fit a person’s existing anatomy and may be derived from a number of different materials.

At Verso Surgery centre in Toronto, facial implants we use are rigorously tested and monitored by Health Canada and by the U.S. FDA for rhinoplasties. They are made from medpor silicone, Gore-Tex, and various types of natural cartilage provided by the patient themselves. A minimal amount of rib or ear cartilage, for instance, can be used in multiple ways to sculpt the nose with autologous material that carries less risk of certain complications.

Chin:

Chin augmentation, also referred to as mentoplasty, is often done with the help of an implant created for this particular facial area. The cosmetic issue known as a ‘weak chin’ is usually passed down through family members as an unavoidable hereditary facial feature. For men in particular, having a weak/small chin can create the impression of passivity, and affect his confidence. The proportional problems it causes for both genders involve imbalanced facial feature harmony and a nose that appears more substantial than it is.

A chin implant is a relatively simple way to instantly correct a weak chin and bring facial features into proportion. Also, the material placed may be relatively small, yet the impact is often massive with patients appearing not only more healthy, strong and confident, but their nose and other features may look transformed as well. An expert facial surgeon works meticulously with mere millimeters of adjustment and artistry to reveal impressive and natural-looking results.

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Jaw Angle Implants:

The jaw, just like the anterior chin, can play a key role in the facial appearance. Typically requested by men, but also some women, the narrowing of a lower face or undefined jawline can get a complete makeover with simple implants. One’s neck may appear smoother and the skin tighter, features more angular and chiseled, and nose, cheeks, and upper face adequately balanced with a stronger jaw.

Our facial cosmetic surgeons pride themselves on the careful consideration and adjustment of each person’s unique face for the improvements and enhancements they want. Understanding well not only ethnically harmonious characteristics but the importance of variation between male and female proportions helps them to create adjustments that suit each person perfectly. Facial implants in Toronto are not one size fits all by any means, and should never appear visible or obvious.

Consultation process

We at Verso believe that you should never feel pressured or confused about your chosen procedure. We are open and honest with each client about the realistic possibilities and limitations, and we endeavor to ensure people feel at ease and entirely free to ask questions or schedule additional appointments if necessary. You’ll meet with Dr. Kolenda and a registered nurse who has been working at his side for 10 years.

We will examine you, ask questions and invite you to discuss your goals, concerns, and expectations. We’ll provide you with a recommended plan, complete surgical quote and let you know how to take next steps when ready. We are pleased to offer private financial assistance to help offset the cost of medical procedures for those who prefer this method of payment.

Where will your Toronto facial implant surgery be performed?

Verso Surgery is home to a beautiful, boutique surgical centre with a superior, level 3 OHP rating. That means we carry out all our surgical procedures with the industry’s safest and strictest standards, full anaesthesia including general anaesthetsia, and a complement of fully licenced, experienced staff. We’ve chosen nothing but the very best equipment and materials for our facility, so we meet and surpass hospital requirements, yet we are comfortable, warm and inviting. One of the many benefits that running our own, private surgical centre offers clients is they have flexible procedure booking and overnight stay accommodation.

How are facial implant procedures performed?

Our implant surgeries are done under general anesthesia or IV sedation. Dr. Kolenda will spend considerable time with you in assessment and planning stages to develop a personalized, fitted implant and ideal material to achieve your goals. During the procedure, he’ll make a small incision either entirely hidden within the mouth, or hidden within the nose or under the chin. One of the perks of facial implantation is that the incisions can almost always be completely hidden. The surgery is as atraumatic as possible, with minimal bleeding or tissue trauma and minimal discomfort during recovery. Once the implant is in place, incisions will be closed with dissolvable sutures, and the patient gently woken up in the recovery suite.

Accompanied by a friend or family member, you’ll be allowed to go home as soon as you feel up to it when you wake. The entire process may be as quick as a couple of hours for this simple procedure. Dr. Kolenda will see you and speak with you before you leave, reassuring you about what to expect and the next step.

What is the recovery like after facial cosmetic implants?

Though it is one of the most straightforward recovery experiences, there are a few guidelines and temporary restrictions, nevertheless. Most patients report pain to be only minimal to moderate, and strong medication will be prescribed to help keep you comfortable for the first 3-5 days.

Recovery process

Swelling will usually peak around day three then begin to diminish, but the majority doesn’t resolve until the 14-day mark. Other expected but temporary sensations could include numb or tingling facial skin or lips as the nerves will be adjusting to pressure, but rest assured this too resolves as the inflammation slowly leaves the area. All of our surgical patients are provided with a registered OR nurse’s contact numbers for after hours and immediate guidance, any time day or night.

Tracking your recovery

If you must eat soft foods for a week or avoid other activity, your surgeon will let you know. After any facial procedure, it is not advised for patients to engage in aerobic exercise, heavy lifting or bending over as this can increase swelling and pain in the head region unnecessarily. For the first 1-2 weeks, you’ll want to take it easy and treat the area delicately. Most people can return to light work within one week.

You’ll come back to see us within 7 days for a checkup and suture removal if required. We’ll provide ongoing instructions and track your recovery with you to ensure everything excellent. Additional visits a few months on and later are booked at your convenience. Though personal experiences are expected to differ somewhat, after the first few months, the last visible traces of swelling are completely gone and patients feel at one with their implant. It is not seen or felt, and the result is beautifully natural.

Schedule a consultation today!

If you have more questions about cosmetic facial implants in Toronto, please feel free to contact us today. We’ll be happy to tell you more about this exciting treatment area and to set up a private consultation, so you can discuss your options with Dr. Kolenda, facial cosmetic surgery specialist. We look forward to meeting you!