Over time, you may begin to notice some changes, such as decreased fullness and deepening of lines around the mouth and eyes as well as flattening of the cheeks. Luckily, we have excellent options to restore facial volume such as facial implants or dermal filler treatments. Dr. Adam Becker of Triangle Facial Plastic Surgery in Raleigh, NC has thousands of hours of experience in facial contouring and facial reconstructive surgery and has consistently delivered gorgeous, natural-looking results to many patients with his customized treatment plans.
You may be wondering how facial implants and dermal fillers differ from each other and what exactly the procedures entail. We are here to simplify and compare the 2 treatment options.
Facial implants are silicone implants that are used to enhance facial contours and add proportion and balance to the face. The implants are placed surgically over the existing bone structure, most commonly in the cheek and chin areas. The implants are fixed in place and are tapered, so than when the area is touched, the implant is not apparent and feels like the normal underlying facial skeleton. Implants provide long-lasting, more permanent, and predictable results (when compared to filler treatments).
Sometimes facial implants are recommended in conjunction with other types of facial surgeries, such as a facelift, necklift, eyelid surgery or rhinoplasty to achieve optimal results. As with any surgical procedure, facial implants require that the candidate be physically healthy and without significant dental issues. Individual results may vary.
Dermal fillers are a great way to treat to add volume without having to undergo surgery. A variety of fillers are available with different physical characteristics that allow more customizable treatments. The choice of filler depends on the specific area(s) and the desired results. Dermal fillers are an in and out treatment with relatively minimal downtime. Rarely, more than one filler session may be needed to reach the desired result. Most fillers will be absorbed by the body after about a year, with some lasting up to 2 years. Again, individual results may vary.
Dr. Becker performs all filler injections on his patients to ensure the highest standard in patient safety and care. His meticulous and measured approach has consistently delivered beautiful, natural-looking results, and a very high patient satisfaction rate.
Facial implants and dermal fillers are both safe solutions to achieve a more youthful facial appearance. Are you wondering which solution is best for you and your anti-aging goals? Call us at (919) 706-4900 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Becker and he will conduct a thorough examination and discuss which treatment options may be best for you.