All surgery carries some uncertainty and risk
Facial implants can produce some remarkable changes. Problems rarely occur, but you need to be informed about such possibilities. We will touch upon a few, but is not intended to provide a detailed or complete inventory of potential risks.
A facial implant can shift slightly out of alignment and a second operation my be necessary to replace it in its proper position. Infection can occur with any operation. If infection were to occur around a facial implant and did not clear up after treatment with antibiotics, the implant might have to be temporarily removed and replaced at a later time. Other, less frequent risks may be associated with certain implants. Be sure to ask Dr. Zevon for a description of the risks associated with the procedure in which you are interested.
Some of the implant materials are made of a solid silicone. Currently, there is no scientific evidence that this is a harmful substance. Plastic surgeon Dr. Zevon will be happy to discuss any current scientific findings concerning the type of implant you’re considering.