Facial prostheses are used to shape different parts of the face. These prostheses bring beauty and charm to the patient. Facial prostheses are available in a variety of materials and shapes, but due to the fact that the overall beauty of the face is a combination of different characteristics; Deciding on the size, shape and material of these prostheses requires complete aesthetic knowledge along with art, which allows the surgeon to create maximum attractiveness and beauty for the patient.
Currently, facial prostheses are divided into three categories: Silicon, POREX, and GORTEX.
Prostheses are designed by several brands for different areas of the face and depending on the needs of patients are available in the market. The most widely used facial prostheses include the jaw, cheeks and chin. Most of these prostheses can be inserted into the anatomical area through a small incision in the mouth.
Duration of surgery
Facial prosthesis surgery takes about 1 to 2 hours.
Facial prosthesis surgery can be performed under local anesthesia with induction of superficial drowsiness, or general anesthesia.
Inpatient / outpatient status
After the facial implant surgery, does not need to be hospitalized and the patient is discharged.
Possible side effects
After facial prosthesis surgery, there is no need for hospitalization and the patient is discharged.
can occur in prosthetic implants, in which case it may be necessary to remove the prosthesis.
The patient’s daily activities can be resumed one week after the facial prosthesis surgery.
Swelling and bruising go away in 1 to 2 weeks after surgery.
For oral prostheses, mouthwash with prescription solutions is required.
It is best to eat soft, watery foods during the first week after surgery.
Your stitches are absorbent and do not need to be pulled.
The results of facial prosthesis surgery vary from patient to patient. Basically, the results of surgery are permanent.
Dr. Gholam Hossein Ghorabi
Specializes in plastic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery
Official member of the American Academy of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgeons (ISAPS)
Official member of Iranian Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgeons (ISPAS)
Tehran, Valiasr, above Mellat Park, in front of the Young Journalists Club, Corner of Ravanpour Street, Jam Tower