Forehead implants or augmentation is a cosmetic procedure through which the volume, shape, and size of the forehead are altered. This surgical procedure is carried out on those individuals who have an inborn uneven or flat forehead. The face is a person’s recognition and the forehead accounts for 1/3 of the face. While the majority of them are satisfied with their facial features, some are not, and hence they opt for forehead augmentation.
The implant gives permanent outcomes to those who are dissatisfied with their forehead contour. In this age, the best results are seen with 3D customized silicone implants and preform silicones. It gives a desired 3D effect to the forehead and also adds volume to it. The result provides a more natural, smooth, even, and attractive look so the person can appear classier and much younger (especially women).
The goal of a forehead implant is to improve conditions such as:
$3,000 to $5,500
Forehead augmentation materials
The procedures available to modify the contour of the forehead into a more feminine look are:
Bone cement: materials in this procedure are usually harmless and don’t cause irritation to the human body. Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) is the most preferred material, as its stable, the results last forever and it can easily be shaped. The surgical procedure is roughly completed in 2 to 3 hours.
Silicone sheet: this type of material is not recommended as it’s not accessible and flexible in terms of shaping and adjusting. The procedure also leaves a significant scar and takes 3 to 6 months to fully recover from the numbness and abnormal sensations. However, the surgical time is the same as bone cement, i.e. 2 to 3 hours.
Fat injection: performed under local anesthesia. This procedure involves extracting fat tissues from the thighs or abdomen and injecting them into the forehead. Although the procedure is simple and gives desired effects, the only disadvantage is that within 1 or 2 years, the injected fat is most likely to be reabsorbed.
PMMA customized Implant: with a shorter duration of surgery, this procedure aims to get the desired outcome to modify the shape and contour of the forehead. These implants are prepared from polymethyl methacrylate; also known as PMMA. The advanced technology lets the surgeon create extraordinary cosmetic and anatomically fit corrections. The risk of asymmetry is also negligible, as it is customized according to each patient.
e-PTFE (Gore-Tex): Expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (e-PTFE) is a synthetic and porous material that let the tissue grow and connect post-surgery. It is placed as a vascular graft inside the human body; it triggers only a negligible immune response. It gets stable in its shape and position due to its features and it’s also reliable, flexible, easy to handle, and compliant.
Forehead Implant Procedure
The surgical cut is made 1-2 cm at the back of the hairline and a space is created to fit in the implant. After the augmentation, the incision is sutured and the surgeon will cover the region with a compression or pressure bandage. The procedure usually takes around 1 hour and is performed under general anesthesia.
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When can I return to my daily activities?
A compression bandage is wrapped around the area of surgery to avoid fluid accumulation in the forehead for about 3 to 5 days. Activities of daily living can be continued after the bandage is removed. However, vigorous physical activities must be avoided for a month. Sometimes, where healing is delayed, immediately inform your physician.
Will I have any noticeable scars after implants?
Since the incisions are made from the opposite side of the hair parting, there is barely any damage to the skin and hair, hence no obvious scar forms.