Oral Facial Reconstruction and Implant Center | Complications and Risks in Pembroke Pines


Complications and Risks


Complications and Risks

As with any surgery, there is a risk of complications related to infection or reaction to anesthesia. In extreme cases, infection will require removal and reinsertion of the implant.

You can avoid most complications by selecting a qualified, experienced plastic surgeon and by following pre- and postoperative instructions. With proper precautions by the surgical team, complications are typically minimized or prevented. Swelling and bruising often occur after the procedure and will subside within several days. Scarring may also occur, which can be treated with other procedures.

Bleeding can produce excessive bruising or at worst, a blood clot, which requires physician intervention and results in a longer recovery time. Nerve damage is a rare complication, but it can occur. When it does occur, nerve damage can be temporary, resolving itself after about six months.

The results of facial implant plastic surgery may not be fully evident for several months.

Alternative and Additional Treatments

Facial implant surgery is one of the many cosmetic-surgery remedies to improve faces affected by aging or genetic issues. Temporary, less invasive alternatives include Botox, fat fillers, collagen, stem cell face lifts and Restylane.