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.

Facial Implants Shifting Position

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 to endure extreme pressure, or after experience a very strong blow.

For instance, if a patient with a chin plant takes a huge fall and lands on their chin, there’s a slight possibility that it may move out of place. However, as said before, these instances are extremely rare.

Is my facial implant more likely to move over time?

Absolutely not. In fact, the exact opposite is true!

Chin implants are solid and heal directly against the bone, actually fusing with the bone over time. This means that after five years with your implant, should you experience a major blow to the chin, you’re much more likely to experience a fractured jaw than a shifted implant.

What if my implant does move?

The good news is that in the very rare event of a transferred facial implant, this problem is easily corrected. Removing an implant is a fairly simple procedure, so your surgeon will be able to take it out and adjust it accordingly.

How can I minimize my risk of a shifted implant?

As we said above, the biggest (albeit still slim) risk, is taking blows to the facial area. For this reason, we’d suggest trying to avoid high-risk activities like contact sports. Even in these instances however, the danger is minimal so you’re free to enjoy most activities as you would have before your facial implant surgery!

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