Enhancement and refinement of our facial features is an exciting prospect. In modern plastic surgery there have been major advancements in technology,
both in the non-surgical and surgical world. Fillers provide an excellent medium to augment the facial features from both a rejuvenation and design aspect. Commonly, patients will seek filler treatment for heavy nasolabial folds, marionette lines, lip volume, tear trough, brow augmentation, temporal hollowing and cheek augmentation. Pushing the non-surgical boundaries with a liquid facelift may even be sufficient to delay a surgical facelift for an additional few years. Filler treatments are completed in the clinic and have the added advantage of minimal downtime and rapid recovery periods. Patients will be able to return to work or activities the same day or the following.
Facial fat grafting also has a role and utilises your own body tissue to rejuvenate and augment the facial features with the possibility of long term sustained improvements. Fat grafting techniques have dramatically improved and with a better understanding of biology and behaviour of fat, this procedure is becoming routine in plastic surgery. Dr Watts commonly combines fat grafting with his face lift and other rejuvenation procedures at his Perth-based practice.
If you have structural facial deficiencies or skeletal asymmetries then implant augmentation may be appropriate. Genioplasty (chin augmentation) is the most common facial implant procedure performed by Dr Watts but jaw, cheek and forehead implants can profoundly change our facial balance and proportions. With advancing computer analysis and planning, facial implants are entering into a new era. Customised implant design with anatomical matching of skeletal profile and precise volumetric changes mean surgical accuracy is reaching new possibilities. Traditional pre-fabricated off the shelf implants still play an integral role with significant cost savings over customised implants. When considering facial implants patients need to be aware that all material utilised is biologically compatible and has passed exacting health specifications. Facial implants however are not your own tissue and a clear understanding of their role and limitations needs to be understood. During your personalised consultation with Dr Watts you will be able to discuss your goals and desires and investigate the possibilities available for you.
• Enhance a receded or ‘undersized’ chin
• Improve jawline definition
• Enhance definition of the cheeks
• Replace lost volume to cheeks
• Correct facial asymmetry
• Augment and rejuvenate facial contours
• Improve facial proportion and aesthetic balance
Dr Watts performs his facial implant procedures on an outpatient basis using general anaesthesia or twilight sedation. The length of the procedure depends on many factors including surgical technique chosen and combination with other cosmetic procedures but on averages will take 1 hour to complete. After surgery you will be observed for a few hours to ensure your initial recovery is progressing well before you are allowed to return home with a friend or family member.
Written procedure specific information sheets will be given to you in order for you to prepare for your procedure and the recovery period. You may experience mild discomfort after the procedure and a postoperative analgesia regime will be tailored to meet your specific needs. In general, you can expect most bruising and swelling to settle within 10-14 days.
Dr Watts and his team are dedicated to providing ongoing care, support and guidance throughout your entire journey. They will be readily available to answer any further questions you may have to ensure a safe and smooth recovery. For more information please call our office to schedule a personal consultation with Dr Watts and discuss how facial implants can restore youthful facial contours and create a more balanced and proportioned profile for you.