- You are unhappy with a small chin, weak jaw or poor facial contour
- Your weight is stable and you are not significantly overweight for your height
- You enjoy relatively good health without any medical conditions that could jeopardize your healing or present surgical risks
- You’re a non-smoker (smoking can impair the healing process), and you have realistic expectations on what the surgery can do for you.
The costs involved in this procedure include facility/hospital fees, medical tests, anesthesia fees, Dr. Jimerson’s fee and any medication or post-operative garments that may be required. Our staff will provide you with a detailed cost estimate for your procedure.
Because different procedures are used for facial implants, Dr. Jimerson will give you specific instructions on how to care for the incision, what medicines you need to apply or take orally and what to look for.
You will discuss various anesthesia options with Dr. Jimerson, including sedation and general anesthesia. He will determine the best type of anesthesia based on the procedure, your health history and his preferences.
Depending on the area needing augmentation in the cheek area, the implant will be positioned appropriately in the cheekbone. Most often cheek implants are placed using incisions in the mouth.
Chin implants may be done through an incision in your mouth, along the crease where you’re your lower lip and gums come together, or just beneath the chin. Dr. Jimerson will determine the best approach for the implant.
Jaw implants are most often placed using incisions inside the mouth. All incisions are sutured using absorbable sutures, or with ones that require removal within several weeks.
Dr. Jimerson and his trained staff will do everything possible to minimize risks and postoperative complications. Risks may include:
- Anesthesia • Bleeding • Infection • Scarring •Poor wound healing • Damage to underlying nerves, muscles or blood vessels • Numbness or skin sensation changes • Persistent pain • Firmness around the implant • Shifting of implants • Possible need to revise the surgery • Problems with sutures that may require removal
It’s important to discuss any concerns you have with Dr. Jimerson prior to your surgery. If you have a question – please ask!
He will discuss you specific goals, take a medical history and review your current medications. Photos are usually taken, both before and after the surgery.
You will also be able to learn what options are available to you, along with the risks and possible complications of the procedure.
Here are some questions to consider:
– What surgical technique is recommended?
– How long will the recovery period be for my surgery?
– What risks are associated with my surgery?
– What type of complications can happen?
– When will I be able to see the results of my surgery?
– Do you think that I’m a good candidate for this procedure?
Bes sure to ask any other questions you have about Dr. Jimerson, the procedure or anything else that concerns you about your surgery.
If you smoke, you must stop several weeks prior the surgery, as it can severely impeded the healing process.
Finally, you should arrange to have someone available to drive you home after your surgery, and to be with you for the first night.
Be sure to follow Dr. Jimerson’s instruction following your procedure to obtain optimal results
The team is committed to meet your unique needs, with a natural, long-lasting look. Because of his expertise, Dr. Jimerson offers patients reduced operative times, which means faster recovery times. In addition, he strives to use techniques that are safer than traditional procedures.