Can Facial Implants Move out of Place?

Many decades ago, cosmetic surgery was a relatively taboo subject, and only associated with the rich and famous of Hollywood, and the very well-off aging population. These days, however, people of all ages, genders, and nationalities turn to cosmetic surgery to be more comfortable in their own skin, and some of the most common procedures asked for are facial implants. These implants are typically used to modify the chin, cheekbones, and nose. As one of the most oft-requested procedures, facial implants also come with a lot of questions. One of the most common of which is, “Can my implant shift out of place?” Of course we understand the concern. Who wants to be seen walking around town with a crooked chin or nose? It’s our hope however that our answer will reassure you this is an extremely rare possibility. Can my facial implant shift out of place? The short answer is yes. With that being said, let us reassure you that there’s a very slim chance of this ever happening. Facial implants are one of the safest and least-invasive procedures in cosmetic surgery, and under normal circumstances, your implant will stay in place. With that being said, there is a chance that an implant will shift if it is forced…

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Deep Medical Chemical Peels before Tropical Vacations: What ...

Everybody wants to look their best while on vacation, and some people will go to all ends necessary to achieve it. To some, this means getting a hair cut or fresh pedicure, while to others it means getting a base-tan, and even getting dramatic skin treatments. This isn’t always a good idea however, especially when it comes to deep medical chemical peels! Yes, the idea of laying on a beach with a fresh and youthful face thanks to your recent treatment might sound appealing, but getting a chemical peel before your next tropical getaway is highly unadvised by the medical community. Here’s why: The Sun is Your Chemical Peel’s Enemy Most doctors and specialists will suggest that you bring sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat to your treatment so that you don’t have to expose your skin to any sun. It’s of utmost importance that you completely avoid the sun during the week or two after your treatment. If you absolutely must go outdoors, put on the hat, layer on the sunscreen, and make it as quick as possible. Your skin is extremely vulnerable after a deep medical chemical peel, and the risk for sun damage is extremely high. This goes for even those short trips to the grocery store! Heat…

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Do Facial Implants Erode the Bone?

More and more people are electing to implant procedures to correct facial areas that they view as “weak”, or that they simply would like to be more prominent for aesthetic reasons. Two of the most common procedures are chin and cheek bone implants. In almost all instances, these procedures have a dramatic—often stunning—effect that is gratifying for both the surgeon and the patient. Implants are also one of the procedures that raise the most questions—one of the most common of which is, “Will facial implants erode my bones?” If this is a concern of yours going into surgery, you can set your mind at ease. Will facial implants cause bone erosion? The short answer to this question is, “Possibly, but it’s highly unlikely.” There are some (although very few) reports of slight bone erosion following facial implants, which is likely where this concern stems from. With that being said, potential facial implant candidates should find reassurance in the fact that the ratio of surgeons and patients who have not experienced any type of erosion due to implants far outweighs the number of people who have experienced this as a side effect. It’s much more likely that those who do make this complaint are actually experiencing the every day dynamics of…

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