What Are Forehead Implants?
Forehead implants are generally used for extreme body modification and not as a mainstream plastic surgery technique. Forehead implants may be inserted under the skin of the forehead in order to give a person the appearance of ridges, lumps or bumps under the skin.
This is strictly aesthetic, and forehead implants are often paired with piercings and tattoos as part of an all over aesthetic look. These types of forehead implants are not sought out for wrinkle reduction or to otherwise reverse the signs of aging, and they differ from the types of implants generally used in mainstream cosmetic surgeries, such as chin, lip, or cheekbone implants. These types of implants are ideally meant to look natural, and the purpose of these implants is to enhance a natural look or restore a youthful appearance.
Why Have A Forehead Implant?
A forehead augmentation or implant is a surgical operation that uses a fat graft or implant to improve the contour and volume of the forehead. Even if you have a slender and tiny face, a lack of volume can make your facial features appear bland.
It is thus a suitable procedure that helps correct such defects. It gives personalized prosthetics to the patient’s forehead. It can include the chin and the smile line areas, the distance between the eyes, and the shape of the nose.
A forehead implant involves injecting an implant via the incision created inside the hairline to hide scars. The procedure does not only give you a good permanent outcome but also helps maintain the original shape.
Forehead Implants & Feminization!
Forehead implants are also sometimes used to give men’s faces a more feminine appearance as a part of facial feminization surgery.
Women’s foreheads are typically curved, rounded, and well-contoured, with arching brows and little or no brow bones protruding. Men’s foreheads, on the other hand, are typically wider and higher, with a receding hairline. Men’s brow bones are typically thicker and located lower on the forehead.
Different proportions of the face anatomy can have a significant impact on how a person appears. It is critical to have adequate face volume, as well as the form and size of the eyes and nose. The forehead, chin, and cheeks are crucial regions that define the overall contour of the face. This is why some people in Korea see face implants as a viable option.
If you want to improve the curves of your forehead, chin, and cheeks with filler injections, you may be interested in facial implants as well.
Who Are Ideal Candidates For Forehead Implants?
Not everyone is eligible to undergo a forehead implant procedure. However, may consider the procedure if you have one or more of the following:
- A narrow forehead caused by a low hairline
- People with tilted foreheads
- A congenitally concave or flat forehead
- An abnormal depression located between the eyebrow bone or prominence and the forehead
- A flat forehead, low hairline, and a parallel forehead skin looseness. The additional volume can restrict the lower portion of the face, which is advantageous for those who wish to appear thinner.
- If you subjectively feel or think that your forehead is not plump enough
What Are The Types of Forehead Implants.
Silicone implants are mostly used to enable patients to achieve their perfect look. The surgeons usually design them before the surgical procedure. They can also create the desired shape and thickness depending on your preference. Besides, silicone implants can be reversed whenever necessary.
The silicone implant is usually placed into the forehead via the small incision created near the hairline. Once the procedure is done, the incision is stitched up and covered to prevent risks such as complications. You should, however, note that silicone implants can rupture or cause fluid accumulation within the region.
How Is Forehead Implant Surgery Performed?
Surgeons often perform forehead implant surgery under local or general anesthesia. This, however, depends on the nature of the procedure and the desired objectives. General anesthesia involves a combination of gases and intravenous (IV) drugs that make you sleep deeply. This means that you won’t be aware of what is happening or feel any pain.
On the other hand, local anesthesia involves injecting anesthetic drugs into the surgical area. With this, you will be awake during the procedure but won’t feel any pain. The surgeon can also administer sedatives to keep you calm and comfortable.
After administering anesthesia, the surgeon will create an incision line of approximately 1 to 2 cm at the back of the hairline. Via this incision, space is created for the implant and carefully placed to fit over the forehead bones.
The entire forehead implant procedure takes approximately one hour to complete. Once it’s done, the surgeon sutures the incision and covers the forehead using a compression bandage. This is to allow a successful recovery.
Those with little volume in their foreheads, particularly those with hollowed parts, may benefit from silicone implants. The implants are sculpted for this procedure a few days before the surgery.
The implant is inserted and strategically placed through an incision made behind the hairline by the surgeon. When the surgeon is pleased with the volume and position of the implant, the incision is closed with sutures, and bandages are applied.
A forehead implant usually takes around an hour to complete. The incision will be sutured after surgery, and the forehead will be wrapped in a compression bandage.
What Is Forehead Implant Recovery Period?
Following surgery, the nurse will put a headband over the patient’s head, which must be wrapped approximately 3 days following surgery.
Throughout the first few days after recuperation, apply cold compresses to your forehead for 20 minutes at a time to reduce swelling and discomfort. Pain that is readily controlled by medicine usually subsides in a day or two after surgery.
Swelling, bruising, or systemic problems on the forehead, upper eyelids, or under the eyes may occur after surgery. These symptoms may appear in varying degrees depending on the individual. The majority of the time, the symptoms will go away within 2-4 weeks.
For three to four weeks, avoid heavy activities.