Facial Implants vs. Facial Fillers and Fat Grafts

Balanced facial features help create a beautiful face, and a well-defined facial sculpt can highlight dramatic, desirable angles. Unfortunately, nature does not always bless us with these pronounced, symmetrical features, and the passing years often rob us of our defining facial volume. Adding definition to the cheekbones can make your face

pop with attractive angles. Creating a strong jaw can convey an attitude of power and confidence. Enhancing

the lips can give you a new, luscious pout. Dr. Terino offers facial implants to help enhance, define, and

beautify your appearance.


The Downside of Fillers

Injectable fillers are marketed as the magic erasers of plastic surgery. A quick, 30-minute procedure and voilà --

your wrinkles and fine lines are gone. Many injectables on the market are said to increase volume and provide

definition to the face. While many of these products, such as BOTOX® Cosmetic and Sculptra® Aesthetic, may

improve the appearance of wrinkles and volume loss, their effects are unreliable and ultimately temporary.


Many patients are lured in by the idea of an efficient procedure with little recovery time that’s lighter on the

wallet. But, in the long run, facial fillers aren’t nearly as effective as they seem to be. A single procedure is quick

and has a fast recovery time, but if you use them regularly, you are spending much more time and money maintaining your results. The body eventually abolishes fillers, and their beneficial collagen-stimulating or muscle-relaxing effects are gone.


In the end, you are wasting your time and money. What seems like a small payment at the time is compounded and eventually becomes a hefty sum of money you’re forking over. Afterwards, your results may well be inconsistent and short-lived.      


Implanting Permanent Enhancement

Many people tend to shy away from the idea of facial implants. For some, it conjures the image of obvious, unnatural enhancement. However, implants placed by the right hands produce beautiful definition and natural-looking and natural-feeling results. A precise and artful facial implant insertion can take anywhere from an hour to two hours to perform, and the recovery period is about two weeks and often less.


Initially, facial implants may seem like they take a lot of time and money. However, implants achieve the long-term results that facial fillers simply can’t, and they end up being more cost-effective than a series of multiple filler treatments. The results are also consistent, dramatic, and permanent.


Facial sculpting using implants is a true art form that Dr. Terino pioneered. He has over 20 years of experience practicing his craft. It is these years of experience that have affirmed his belief in using facial implants over facial fillers. He has seen time and time again that implants achieve more consistent, pleasing results than what almost always results from facial fillers.   


If you are looking to restore definition, balance, and youthful contours to your face, schedule your consultation with Dr. Terino today. As an ABPS board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Terino is a symbol of dedication, refinement, and skill. His goal is to help every patient achieve beautiful, natural-looking results. Contact our office by calling 818-991-6226, or fill out our online contact form here for more information.


TerinoMD.com © 2013.  All rights reserved.