Chin, Cheek, and Jaw Implants (cont.)
In this Article
Where Are Face Implants Placed?
How Do I Prepare For a Face Implant?
The good news about facial implants is that the recovery is quick. You should need only to take one week off from work, at most. Of course, your recovery will depend on your own personal habits and whether or not you're having other surgery performed.
You should plan to have someone drive you home from the hospital. If you live alone, you should also plan to have someone stay with you at least the first night once you're home.
Make sure to wear a loose blouse or shirt that does not have to be pulled over your face. Your surgeon will instruct you on which foods and medications to avoid before and after facial implant surgery. If you are a smoker, your surgeon may ask you to quit smoking for a certain period before and after the surgery.
What Will I Need When I'm Home?
Make sure you establish a home recovery area, which should include:
- Allergic Skin Disorders
- Bacterial Skin Diseases
- Bites and Infestations
- Diseases of Pigment
- Fungal Skin Diseases
- Medical Anatomy and Illustrations
- Noncancerous, Precancerous & Cancerous Tumors
- Oral Health Conditions
- Papules, Scales, Plaques and Eruptions
- Scalp, Hair and Nails
- Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
- Vascular, Lymphatic and Systemic Conditions
- Viral Skin Diseases
- Additional Skin Conditions