Facial implant surgery is a procedure where the overall shape of your face is altered through the insertion of predominantly Medpor® craniofacial implants, which comprise 44 individual products which come in a total of 180 different shapes.

Why have facial implants? 

Opting for surgery which involves the use of facial implants can be for a number of different reasons. While such facial implants are used in reconstruction surgery as a result of facial injury or after certain operations involving the removal of bone or tissue, at iMed Istanbul we concentrate on facial implant surgery for aesthetic and cosmetic-only reasons.

With the burgeoning use of ‘selfies’ in social media, more than ever before have we all become aware of how we look. What is curious to see is that the ‘perfect shape’ for your face can and will depend on where you live, so at iMed Istanbul we understand that the needs of each and every one of you will be different. 

Facial implants can be used to correct shallow or even hollow cheeks, add depth to a flat forehead, better define your jawline,to help ‘triangulate’ your face to create a better sense of balance, or to create a totally symmetrical look. 

Facial implant surgery – what does it involve? 

One of the most important features of facial implant surgery is the avoidance of clearly visible scarring. As a consequence, incisions for the insertion of implants in the cheek or chin are inside the mouth. In certain instances, the incision for a chin implant can be made externally on the underside of the chin. The implant is then inserted into the space made by the incision and then the incision is sutured shut.

If you have travelled from afar and have opted an all-inclusive package, you will be collected from your hotel and taken to the hospital for your procedure and, once finished, you will be driven back to your hotel as part of our all-inclusive service. 

Facial Implant surgery as part of a multiple cosmetic procedure 

More and more often we perform facial implant surgery as part of a multiple cosmetic procedure. This type of surgery can be performed alongside a partial or full facelift, rhinoplasty or otoplasty, as examples.

If you have any questions you would like to ask before booking your facial implant procedure with us, please get in contact and we will be happy to provide you with all the answers you need. 

Post-operative care 

For the majority of facial implant procedures this is considered as an outpatient procedure and other than taking prescribed antibiotics to help avoid post-operative infection, the natural healing process occurs over the passage of time, and after approximately a week, the majority of post-operative swelling should have disappeared. If the surgery requires traditional as opposed to dissolving stitches, these will usually be removed 5 to 7 days after the procedure.

Treatment Plan

Stay in Turkey

3 Days

Stay in Hospital

Usually an outpatient procedure but can involve an overnight stay in hospital

Operation Type

General anaesthesia

Surgery Time

Anything between 30 minutes and six hours

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